Chrissy Teigen Happy She Still ‘Makes Stupid Mistakes, Even Sober’

Chrissy Teigen Happy She Still ‘Makes Stupid Mistakes, Even Sober’ in the Kitchen After Hosting First Dry Holiday

Chrissy Teigen tells PEOPLE that going through such milestones can be “weird”

Chrissy Teigen has learned a lot from celebrating her first major holiday without alcohol.

In an interview with PEOPLE alongside husband John Legend promoting their partnership with Chex cereal, the cookbook author recalls realizing that she’s still her same goofy self, only better.

“I think the thing that makes me happy is realizing that I’ll still say stupid things and act and make stupid mistakes, even sober,” says Teigen, following Thanksgiving last week.

“I used to make crucial Thanksgiving errors, maybe one or two, and I still made a really bad one this year,” adds Teigen, who admitted to using 3 cups of sugar instead of 3/4 cup in one recipe. “But I actually caught it, and that’s something drunk Chrissy would never have done. I caught it before it went out and I was like, ‘Wow, I am so sober.’ “

Teigen tells PEOPLE that she is pleased with the progress she has made with her sobriety, having celebrated the 100-day mark one month before Thanksgiving.

“It feels like a little kid, right?” she says. “You don’t want to keep talking about it, and sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my God, am I talking about it too much?’ ”

The model, who turned 36 on Tuesday, adds, “It is weird to go through these milestones of, ‘Oh my God, this is the first time that I’ve woken up after a birthday and I remember everything, I feel great.’ ”

Legend, 42, is proud of his wife’s progress as well. “She’s so present,” he tells PEOPLE. “And she was always fun, but I think her being more present, it just makes everything more enjoyable for her and for all of us.”

In September, Teigen marked 50 days without alcohol (“my longest streak yet,” she said at the time) with a thoughtful post on Instagram about her journey.

“Today is my 50 day sobriety streak. It should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road,” she confessed in the caption. “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,” she added. “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.”

Teigen is looking forward to continuing a sober holiday season. For their partnership with Chex, Teigen, Legend, and their two kids, Luna and Miles, created the Chex Party Mix, a spin on the original made with Chex cereal, mixed nuts, bite-size pretzels, bagel chips, marshmallows, popcorn, mini peanut butter cups, caramel cubes and white chocolate flakes. You simply top the ingredients (or any combination you prefer) with melted butter and Worcestershire sauce, then mix it all together and bake on a roasting pan in the oven for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

“I love recipes where it’s really hard to fail,” says Teigen. “And there’s no wrong way to do it, there’s only your right way to do it.”

Adds Legend: “I love chocolate and peanut butter, which is why I like this Chex Party Mix because it’s got the peanut butter cups in it. But I feel like what it does is it makes it easy for anybody to create something for somebody that they love. They can put little Mason jars together and give it away to friends. It can just be the thing you can personalize.”

The couple is also hosting the 12 Days of Chexmas Holiday Countdown, which includes more recipes, hosting ideas and a chance to win their “Ultimate Holiday Gift Haul” (worth over $500) by scanning QR codes on limited-edition holiday boxes of Chex cereal. Learn more at


3-time New York Times Bestseller!!!

Chrissy did it again!!!

Cravings: All Together is number 2 on the New York Times bestseller list. This makes her now a three-time New York Times bestseller! I’m so incredibly proud of her & the team.

Watch What Happens Live // November 1st 2021

Cravings: All Together // October 12th 2021

Chrissy just posted the cover of her new cookbook Cravings: All Together on her Instagram. It will be released on October 12th 2021 and here’s what Chrissy wrote about it:

Bursting with joy right now, for my third cookbook is finally here and available for pre-order (link in bio)!
It is incredibly hard to put into words what this book means to me. How do you come up with a funny, enticing caption for a book that quite literally saved you. I didn’t have a theme in mind when we made this book – all I knew was I wanted a bright new energy, but I also needed comfort. I wanted to make recipes that would be timeless, food that brings joy to your belly, your household, those around you. I wanted people to enjoy not just the outcome, but the process. This book is reflective of everything I wanted and we needed as a family to bring into our home, it is truly a piece of us, and I am so excited to share it with you. So get ready for John’s thick ass blueberry pancakes – the ones we make every Sunday morning without fail, sticky orange glazed fried chicken sandwiches, luna’s unicorn milkshakes, and salty white chocolate chunk cookies so addictive you might as well double the batch. Man. I can’t believe it is really finally here!!!! Two months from today. I rarely get nerves like this but it is quite an invigorating feeling! AH!!!!! HOW DO I END THIS CAPTION oh god I hope you love it because it’s honestly my best fucking cookbook yet, is that okay to say? I said it!!!


In her most personal cookbook yet, the New York Times bestselling author of Cravings shares food that will bring you joy and comfort—with a little help from her one-of-a-kind family.

Chrissy Teigen has always found a big sense of fun in the kitchen, but more than ever, she turns to the stove for comfort and warmth. Now Chrissy shares the recipes that have sustained her and her family, the ones that made her feel like everything is going to be okay. Recipes for Cozy Classic Red Lentil Soup, ingenious Chrissy signatures like Stuffed PB&J French Toast and puff pastry–wrapped Meatloaf Wellington, and family favorites like her mom Pepper’s Thai-style Sloppy Joes and John’s Saturday-morning Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes will have you feeling like you’re pulling up a chair to her table.

You can pre-order it NOW via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart or maybe check your local bookstore.

Chrissy Teigen’s ‘Fries! The Movie’ Documentary Finds Home at Peacock

“Fries! The Movie,” a documentary created by Anthony Bourdain’s Emmy-award-winning production company Zero Point Zero and Chrissy Teigen’s Huntley Productions banner, will debut on Peacock in the U.S. tomorrow, Aug. 10.

The movie, which premiered earlier in the year at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, is described as a lively exploration of what makes fries so ubiquitous and beloved throughout the world. The documentary scours the globe uncovering local flavors and untold stories from well-known chefs, celebrities, food scientists and farmers, along with an eclectic mix of fry aficionados from all walks of life.

Celebrities in the culinary landscape and beyond are featured throughout the documentary, including Teigen, in which she shares her fanatical love for the fried potato side dish. Other well-known participants include best-selling author and host of the hit podcast “Revisionist History” Malcolm Gladwell, world-renowned Michelin Star chef Eric Riper and founder and president of the Museum of Food and Drink Dave Arnold. The documentary also tracks Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton as he attempts to develop the perfect frozen fry. “Fries! The Movie” is financed by Sir Kensington’s, a premium brand of condiments and dressings owned by Unilever.

Zero Point Zero co-founders Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia produce the documentary along with Teigen; as well as Zero Point Zero’s Rob Sheard, Jared Andrukanis and Unilever Entertainment’s Kelly Mullen. Mullen and Giles Morrison are also executive produce for Unilever Entertainment. “Fries! The Movie” is co-directed by Emmy-nominated producer Gillian Brown, who was behind “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”


Vrbo Commercial

Chrissy and her family are the faces of the new Vrbo ad.


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend will be starring with their kids, Miles and Luna, and Teigen’s mom, Pepper, in a new ad for Vrbo as the company’s first-ever “Family in Residence,” PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

“We’re going to do the exact same things that we do at home — and also the exact same things we do when we do rent a Vrbo — because we just love staying in,” Teigen told PEOPLE last month on set as they filmed the ad, which debuts during the season finale of The Voiceon May 25.

“We just love staying in and being able to cozy up and barbecue,” continues the cookbook author, 35, of her ideal vacation with her son, who turns 3 on May 16, and daughter, 5. Adds Legend, 42: “This is us being ourselves.”

In an exclusive behind-the-scenes video, the couple hop in the pool with their kids, play music as a family and even share a romantic moment on a picnic blanket.

“We’ve been vacationing like we were quarantining for years now,” jokes Legend. “Once we had kids and realized how much we love cooking on vacation, we [started] renting houses.”

Teigen’s mom, Pepper, lives with the family in L.A., and even on vacation “she’ll always sleep with the kids,” says the Cravings founder. “Miles, now that he sees my mom’s sleeping in the same bed as Luna, he wants to be in there too. So now she’s got two little ones in bed with her!”

With no shortage of personality, Luna is also starting to take after her fashion-forward mom — especially while the family is on vacation.

“She loves showing off an outfit. If something feels stale to her, you have to get her in a new outfit,” says Teigen. Adds Legend: “If she’s really into it, she wants to take a picture of it!”

As more people receive their vaccinations throughout the country, Legend and Teigen are looking forward to more travels — and being reunited with loved ones they haven’t seen in the past year.

“I haven’t seen my mother and father who both live in Ohio and a lot of my relatives. I think a lot of families have been going through the same thing,” says Legend. “This moment is about celebrating us getting back together.”



Fertility Out Loud

Chrissy partnered with Ferring and RESOLVE to share a new program called Fertility Out Loud. A program that gives anyone struggling with infertility an opportunity to hear from others who have been through it, and a place to find trusted info and reliable resources to help them take the next step in their fertility journey.

Sign up now for guidance, resources & tools and support!


@fertilityoutloud: “John and I always knew we wanted to have children. We tried to get pregnant for a while and when we realized we were struggling, we finally set up an appointment with a fertility doctor called a Reproductive Endocrinologist or RE.”

This is Chrissy Teigen. And this is Fertility Out Loud. Join the conversation by sharing your story with #FertilityOutLoud.

Here’s what Chrissy wrote on her Instagram:

“This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. #FertilityOutLoudPartner

You guys know (or now you do) that John and I went through IVF to get pregnant with Luna and Miles. What you might not know is how isolating fertility issues can be. Over the past few months I’ve met other women who are facing fertility challenges and realized there is a community out there so no one has to face this alone.

I’m so excited to partner with Ferring and RESOLVE to share a new program called @fertilityoutloud that gives anyone struggling with infertility an opportunity to hear from others who have been through it, and a place to find trusted info and reliable resources to help them take the next step in their fertility journey.

Share your #FertilityOutLoud story by posting a selfie and tagging @fertilityoutloud to be featured. I can’t wait to see your gorgeous faces and hear your stories. <3”

The Mitchells vs. The Machines | Official Trailer | Netflix

Chrissy and John are starring in Netflix’s new movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Watch the trailer down below and make sure to watch it on Netflix on April 30th!

People’s The Beautiful Issue 2021

Chrissy is on the cover of People’s The Beautiful Issue 2021. Make sure to pick up this week’s The Beautiful Issue on newsstands Friday (April 2nd 2021).

She may now be a superstar, but Chrissy Teigen is still the same refreshingly honest and disarmingly funny woman who shared hilarious tales and mouth-watering recipes via her food blog, So Delushious, so many years ago.

As candid about her imperfections and insecurities as she is about the highs and lows of fame, parenting and everything in between, Teigen — who’s grown her Cravings business into a mini empire over the last few years — is more than deserving to grace the cover of this year’s The Beautiful Issue.

A hands-on mom to daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, with husband John Legend, 42, the cookbook author, 35, is now teaching her kids to be exactly who they are.

“I’m an open, free spirit and I love kids to be kids. For us, kindness is such a big thing. When you meet our kids, they’re very warm and friendly,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “You instill those things in them, but for the most part let them be creative and wondrous and spirited and curious beings.”

Born in Utah and raised in Snohomish, Washington, and Huntington Beach, California, Teigen says her Thai mom, Vilailuck “Pepper” Teigen, also encouraged her to discover life for herself.

“My mom was never once like, ‘You probably shouldn’t use Sharpie on your eyebrows,’ ” she says, laughing. “She just let me do it — and I learned! With kids, you let them figure out what they love. John and I are both very relaxed and willing to learn together.”

While working as a model in her late teens and early 20s, Teigen — who was discovered by a photographer at a surf shop while she was working retail — says she often counted calories and stuck to various diets.

But now, “it’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come. I put my mind and spirit over body. If it’s going to make me happy and make me feel good, then I indulge in it,” says the Safely co-founder. “I’ve spent too many years counting calories and scheduling way too many workouts and trying to figure out what my term for wellness was for myself. Now I know it’s on the ground playing with my kids or going to a park or an aquarium.”

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