John Legend Updates Fans on How Wife Chrissy Teigen Is Doing Amid Bullying Scandal
It’s been a rough few weeks for Chrissy Teigen. After multiple tweets from her past resurfaced, the social media star has been accused of being a bully. She recently apologized for the things that she said but even after her apology, fashion designer Michael Costello accused the cookbook author of cyberbullying him to the point that he wanted to harm himself. Recently, Teigen’s husband, singer John Legend, updated fans on how Teigen is doing amid all of this turmoil.
John Legend reveals how wife Chrissy Teigen is doing
Legend and Teigen have always presented a united front to the public. This scandal is no different. When Teigen wrote an apology, Legend retweeted it and wrote “We are all more than our worst moments.” Then, in a video from E! News, Legend was asked by a photographer how Teigen was doing amid all of the backlash.
“She’s doing great,” he said.
Chrissy Teigen’s tweets
Last month, some of Teigen’s tweets from 2011 resurfaced. The tweets ranged from Teigen telling Courtney Stodden to take a “dirt nap” to making fun of Lindsay Lohan for harming herself. Costello also recently came out and said Teigen accused him of being racist because of a “photoshopped comment.” He said that when he asked Teigen to take back her accusations, she refused.
“When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was the victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors will be shut from there on,” he wrote on Instagram.
Costello claimed that the backlash from Teigen’s comments was so severe that he contemplated suicide.
“So many nights I stayed awake, wanting to kill myself,” he wrote. “I didn’t see the point of living.”
Chrissy Teigen’s apology that John Legend shared
Earlier this week, Teigen apologized in a lengthy note.
“I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to,” she wrote. “I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted. It’s like my own version of that show My Name is Earl! I understand that they may not want to speak to me. I don’t think I’d like to speak to me. (The real truth in all of this is how much I actually cannot take confrontation.) But if they do, I am here and I will listen to what they have to say, while apologizing through sobs.”
She continued, owning up to her words.
“There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets,” she said. “My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry.”