How John Legend Comes Alongside Chrissy Teigen On Her Journey With Sobriety

Recently, John Legend shared how he is supporting his wife, Chrissy Teigen, in her sobriety.

According to Us Weekly, her journey started in 2017, and she restarted in 2020. Last fall, she wrote on social media that there had been "a few (wine) hiccups in the road." In October 2021, she marked her 100th day of being sober on "The Today Show," her first TV appearance since allegations came out that she cyberbullied Courtney Stodden. "I feel so good, I feel very clear-headed. I feel like I've done the work, and I just hope these people can forgive and be able to welcome the fact that hopefully they've seen me be better," she said. 

On January 19, the model turned to Instagram to celebrate six months with no alcohol. She wrote that it "honestly kind of sucks," as "time has not exactly flown by," but she has noticed improvements. "I now have endless energy, way less anxiety (no more benzos!), and I am happier and more present than ever," she admitted. 

John Legend is 'very proud' of Chrissy Teigen

When discussing Chrissy Teigen's sobriety with People, John Legend said he is "trying to drink less." In particular, he mostly avoids alcohol when he is touring, meaning there are days or even weeks at a time when he is also sober.

"And then even when I'm off tour, I try to do it in moderation," the singer, who has been married to Teigen since 2013, said. "For me, I feel like I can do it in moderation, but I'm also mindful that if I overdo it, it's going to have negative effects on my body, including my sleep."

Legend, who shares a 5-year-old daughter, Luna Simone, and a 3-year-old son, Miles Theodore, with Teigen added, "She finds that it's healthier and better for her to just not drink at all." He went on to say, when it comes to her overall journey of working to be sober, he is "very proud of her."

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).