Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her 50 Days Of Sobriety

Chrissy Teigen is the latest celebrity to share an update on her sobriety. In a post shared to her Instagram page, the model told her fans and followers, "Today is my 50 day sobriety streak," and shared a video of her young kids, daughter Luna and son Miles, crawling all over her as she tried to workout on a yoga mat. Over the past several years, Teigen has been candid about her decision to embrace a sober lifestyle. However, it's been an on-again-off-again struggle for the cookbook author, whose latest batch of recipes, "Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love," hits bookshelves in October 2021.

In 2017, Teigen opened up to Cosmopolitan about her family's history of alcoholism and her realization that drinking was impacting her quality of life, explaining that she "can't just have one drink." She elaborated, "I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an a– of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there's just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It's not a good look for me, for John [Legend, her husband], for anybody."

Chrissy Teigen encountered a few detours on the road to sobriety

Although Teigen made the connection between alcohol and its impact on her life many years ago, it hasn't been easy staying committed to a life of sobriety. At the time of the 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan, she had just returned from a wellness getaway in Bali. She was weighing her options, considering drinking in moderation versus total abstinence. Then, after suffering a miscarriage in 2020 (via USA Today), she decided to give sobriety another shot.

Celebrating 50 days of sobriety on September 4, Teigen shared details of her struggle via Instagram. "It should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road. This is my longest streak yet!" she wrote. "I still dunno if I'll never drink again but I do know it no longer serves me in ANY way. I don't get more fun, I don't dance, I don't get relaxed. I get sick, fall asleep and wake up sick, having missed what was probably a fun night. I had my fun with it and appreciate anyone that can enjoy it responsibly!!!!"

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).