The Truth About Chrissy Teigen And Alison Roman's Relationship

For a few days there over the course of the last weekend, it seemed like we might have another savage celebrity Twitter feud brewing. Cookbook author and New York Times columnist Alison Roman, an up-and-coming foodie media superstar, gave an interview to New Consumer, and took a few swipes at Chrissy Teigen. It wasn't so much the fact that Teigen parlayed her fame as a supermodel into authoring a best-selling cookbook that burned Roman's bacon, but all the hype that followed: "And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it's just, like, people running a content farm for her." Roman went on to say, "That horrifies me and it's not something that I ever want to do. I don't aspire to that." Sour grapes much?

Understandably, this didn't sit well with Teigen. Although she's no stranger to haters, Teigen tweeted (does she communicate any other way?) about Roman's comments, saying "this is a huge bummer and hit me hard." Despite support in the comments from celebs including hubby John Legend, Man vs. Food's Adam Richman, and feminist author Naomi Wolf, Teigen was evidently so upset that she announced a social media hiatus.

Roman and Teigen make up

Fortunately for Teigen's 12.8 million Twitter followers, her hurt feelings didn't last too long. She's now back online after Roman very publicly apologized for her cruel words. Roman posted to her own Instagram what she called a formal apology for being "stupid, careless, and insensitive" and for making "tone-deaf remarks." She admitted that what she said was most likely prompted by her own insecurities, and was an attempt to build herself up, or at least justify her own success by knocking down others — in the same New Consumer interview where she dissed Chrissy, she also took a gratuitous swipe at Marie Kondo for "capitaliz[ing] on her fame" by selling a line of products with her name on them. In fact, Roman also acknowledged the fact that she'd inadvertently "singled out two Asian women" (Teigen is half-Thai), just added to her shame.

Never one to hold a grudge (except, perhaps, against a certain orange-hued POTUS), Teigen immediately tweeted her acceptance of the apology. She even followed up with comments about just how relatable she found Roman's "foot-in-mouth disease" to be, saying "I think we are alike in so many ways. I remember the exact time I realized I wasn't allowed to say whatever popped in my head," and "The more we grow, the more we get those wakeup calls." It looks like both ladies have buried the cleavers, so this foodie feudie is well and truly over.