Chrissy Teigen Discusses Her Struggle With Alcohol As She Prepares For IVF
Chrissy Teigen is definitely not one to shy away from the truth and if anything, is known for being totally open and honest about her life!
The model recently spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine where she opened up about her plans for more children with husband John Legend as well as discussing the struggles she faces with alcohol.
“I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober,’ the model said. ‘But now I get it. I don’t want to be that person. I have to fix myself. I was, point blank, just drinking too much.”
The mum of one admitted that alcohol just slowly became a part of her daily life and that it didn’t even seem strange drinking at all hours anymore. “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine,” Teigen said. “Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show.”
While on a family holiday this year with husband Legend and their 16 month old daughter Luna, the model set herself a goal of getting healthy again. The couple both abstained from alcohol in preparation for their future baby making.
Speaking about her past behaviour under the influence of alcohol, Teigen sad she was mortified to think how her behaviour may have affected those around her. ‘”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,” she admitted.
Tiger revealed that her family has a history of alcohol abuse and she currently takes medication for postpartum depression and anxiety, both of which don’t mix well with alcohol intake.
Her need to get herself back on track both physically and mentally was sparked by the couple’s interest in adding another member to their family.
‘A lot of stuff’s about to come,’ Teigen said. ‘We’re going to try to have a child. This is for us to try to get in the zone of ‘let’s travel, let’s be away together, let’s see our closest friends,’ and then we’re going to have to do something super hard, which is the IVF process, all over again.’
Both Teigen and Legend have been very open about their struggles with conceiving baby Luna who was born in 2016. At the time the couple admitted to using IVF to conceive their child as well as revealing they hand-picked a female embryo to ensure they would have a daughter.