Here's What's Going On Between Chrissy Teigen and Courtney Stodden
Update, May 13th, 2021: After Chrissy Teigen apologized to Courtney Stodden yesterday for bullying them on Twitter years ago, Stodden took to Instagram with a response of their own.
Stodden shared a screenshot of Teigen's Twitter page-showing that the model and mom of two has them blocked, which means Stodden couldn't technically see the apology. Of course, it's easy enough to still see tweets without being logged into your account, but the fact remains that it looks like Teigen perhaps forgot to unblock them before attempting an apology.
Alongside the photo, Stodden also mentioned that they hadn't actually heard from Teigen privately, despite what she'd said. They wrote, "I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record."
Original post, May 12th, 2021: In a May 11th interview with the Daily Beast, Courtney Stodden opened up about Chrissy Teigen bullying them on Twitter years ago. They said in the interview that Teigen told them to take a "dirt nap" and privately DMed them with death wishes, among other things. Today, May 12th, Teigen responded publicly with outward shame.
In a series of tweets, Teigen apologized for her behavior, writing, "Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I'm mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior."
She went on to say that despite all of this, none of it excuses the things she said to Stodden in the past and nothing excuses how she made them feel.
Teigen also wrote that while she tried to "connect with Courtney privately," she felt it was important to also publicly apologize for her actions.
Stodden made headlines when they were just 16 for marrying 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson. After that initial burst of fame, Stodden hit the reality TV circuit. Eventually the couple divorced in 2020, with Stodden revealing that they felt "taken advantage of" in the marriage, according to People. Amid all of this, Stodden was ridiculed all over the internet by plenty of people, including celebrities like Teigen.
Perhaps it's especially disappointing to hear that Teigen publicly took part in this online bullying after she dramatically left Twitter earlier this year for her own mental health. When she deactivated her account in late March, she said the app "no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively." Teigen is often the subject of internet trolls as well, so you'd think she'd be more careful about her words.
Teigen did close her apology, though, by saying she'll "forever work on being better." Stodden has not yet acknowledged Teigen's apology, at least not publicly, but we fully understand if it takes them some time to process the whole situation.