Chrissy Teigen opens up in moving post about her sobriety experience

She shared a stunning family snap on Inauguration Day

Chrissy Teigen at 91st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 24, 2019
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Chrissy Teigen has shared a poignant post with her followers on Twitter, reflecting on her sobriety. Chrissy reportedly first revealed she was sober late last month, stating that she had given up alcohol four weeks earlier. Last week, Chrissy and her musician husband John Legend, together with their children Luna and Miles, made their way to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of new US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 

The family traveled to D.C. ahead of John's spectacular performance at the "Celebrating America" primetime inauguration event. Taking to Twitter to give an update on their experience, Chrissy shared a stunning photograph of herself and her family looking out over the Washington Monument. 

The devoted mother can be seen holding her daughter’s hand, whilst Miles balances on John’s shoulders. 

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In her caption, Chrissy wrote: ‘ran our a***s up the stairs for this shot. just incredible to be here. sober. I know that’s weird but it’s like...a different world for me. everything is new and better. very happy. the most happy bigly happy’. 

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When did Chrissy Teigen begin her sobriety journey?

Model and author Chrissy is understood to have first discussed her decision to give up drinking back in December. Talking on her Instagram Story, she reportedly shared a photo of Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed With Alcohol by Holly Whitaker. 

As reported by Harper's Bazaar, Chrissy wrote that: ‘One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend’.

‘I was done with making an a** of myself in front of people (I'm still embarrassed). Tired of day drinking and feeling like s*** by 6, not being able to sleep’.

‘I have been sober ever since and even if you can't see yourself doing it or just plain don't want to, it is still an incredible read’, she went on to explain.

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Her powerful words will no doubt have inspired many of her followers throughout the challenges of recent months. This news comes as Chrissy received a ‘follow’ on Twitter from President Biden, having been blocked by the previous president for years.

The model was clearly excited by the news, having delightedly tweeted ‘OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!’ after being informed about her new high-profile follower. 

We’ll just have to wait and see if she and President Biden will have any Twitter exchanges over the next four years!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!