Chrissy Teigen has explained the pretty relatable decision behind giving up drinking, after revealing she was four weeks sober.
The model said overnight she no longer wanted to be embarrassed by the choices she makes while under the influence, after, according to her, she’d ‘made an ass’ out of herself in the past.
Chrissy – who sadly lost her third child during pregnancy recently, and shares two other children, four-year-old daughter Luna and two-year-old son Miles, with husband John Legend – celebrated her 35th birthday last month and said a friend gave her the self-help book Quit Like A Woman.
She has said the page-turner helped her steer clear of booze and, hey, whatever gets you through, we say.
Writing on Instagram alongside a picture of the book cover, Chrissy explained: ‘One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend.’
She went on: ‘I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like sh*t by 6, not being able to sleep.
‘I have been sober ever since and even if you can’t see yourself doing it or just plain don’t want to, it is still an incredible read.’
The Lip Sync Battle star has previously spoken about her alcohol use, saying she is unable to have just one drink.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan in 2017, when she had taken a break from drinking, Chrissy said: ‘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.’
She added: ‘Nobody really brought it up to me. They just assumed that it was okay because I always felt okay the next morning.
‘I knew in my heart it wasn’t right. It makes you very short with people. People think it’s cutesy and fun to go on these boozy brunches, but there’s more to it. I’ve never once been like, “I’m sure glad I had that boozy brunch!”’