Everything Chrissy Teigen Has Said About Her Sobriety

Teigen — who marked one year sober in July 2022 — has been very open about her sobriety journey

01 of 10

On Confronting the Fact She Was Drinking Too Much

Chrissy Teigen attends Global Citizen VAX LIVE
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"I was, point blank, just drinking too much. 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 ass 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, for anybody."

"Imagine everything we have. Everything is there, always. I don't know how to go to an awards show and not drink."

— to Cosmopolitan in 2017

02 of 10

On 'Getting' Why People Go Totally Sober

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"I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it. I don't want to be that person. … I have to fix myself."

— to Cosmopolitan in 2017

03 of 10

On Making the Decision to Quit Drinking

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"One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book [Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker] from my doctor and friend. I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I'm still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit at 6, not being able to sleep. I have been sober ever since."

— on her Instagram Story in December 2020

04 of 10

On Experiencing the Inauguration Sober

"Ran our asses 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."

— on Twitter

05 of 10

On Her First 'Sober Italian Getaway'

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"Honestly it was so so trippy being sober at something you typically would have been wasted at. That paired with all the crazy hot young models and club dudes and seeing your young self over and over, oh man it was crazy. We had so much fun. I didn't do anything I'd regret and I'm glad I'll get to remember it all!!"

— on Instagram.

06 of 10

On Not Using Alcohol to Numb Her Pain

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"Just reminiscing about New York a lot lately, when things were simple, thinking about all the stuff I've done and been through not just this year but in my life. I'm slightly down lately. It kind of started when I was thinking of my book caption and typed out 'my third baby is here!!' as in cookbook, then realized my third baby will never be here. Then I realized I threw myself into the book to not think of the real, actual third baby. I don't really feel like I fully processed Jack and now that I don't have the alcohol to numb it away, things are just…there, waiting to be acknowledged. I guess what I'm saying here is life is so f—ing complicated."

— on Instagram

07 of 10

On Being 50 Days Sober

"Today is my 50 day sobriety streak. It should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road. This is my longest streak yet! 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."

— on Instagram

08 of 10

And On Being 70 Days Sober

"10 weeks woopwoop!!!!"

— on Instagram of her longest streak yet

09 of 10

On Hitting the Six-Month Mark

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Chrissy Teigen/Instagram

"6 months no alcohol! Honestly kind of sucks saying it because even though I don't ever crave it now, time has not exactly flown by haha. I prob won't be excited til a larger milestone like at leasssst 5 years, and sometimes I don't even know if I necessarily won't ever drink again? I have no idea what I'm doing honestly, but I do know a few things: I now have endless energy, way less anxiety (no more benzos!) and I am *happier* and more present than ever. It's pretty cool. I look forward to having my full body reset after 1 year, then reevaluating to see my new hopes and wishes for the future! Let's goooo"

— on Instagram

10 of 10

On Marking One Year of Sobriety

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"Not a drop of alcohol in 365 days! I miss feeling loopy and carefree sometimes, but to be honest toward the end, it didn't give that fun feeling anymore anyhow. I drank to end crazy anxiety that later mostly went away when I - get this - quit drinking! sigh. anyhow I feel really good. sometimes I get really frustrated looking back on days I should remember way better than I do because of alcohol. Like when I drank cafe patron and fell asleep while an Outback Steakhouse chef taught me (my friends) how to make a bloomin onion at my house. I wish I was awake for that. Wish I remembered really any awards show lol. There are pictures from huge moments in life where my eyes just look…gone. Some are from real work shoots, some just beach days with the family. While I honestly STILL don't know if I'll never have a drink again, I do know I never want to be that way again. And for now, none is best. I'll let the bad dreams come up and try to sort them out in therapy, without booze. Prayers for a blooming onion redo, @outback?? ❤️"

— on Instagram

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