Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chrissy Teigen Recalls ‘Horrifying’ Encounter with Racists in Virginia: ‘John Wasn’t Emotional About It’

Chrissy Teigen

*Chrissy Teigen has opened up about the time she and husband John Legend were targeted and harassed by racists in Virginia.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Teigen said they were in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2010 to visit the singer’s godmother when two “neighborhood-watch-type” white men in a pickup truck began tailing them. 

“We were in a nicer neighborhood at night, driving slowly, looking for John’s godmother’s home. These two guys were in a pickup truck slowly tailing us, flashing their lights and trying to speak to us,” Chrissy Teigen said. “When we pulled over, they were like, ‘What are you guys looking for?’ and we gave them the address. They literally said, ‘Get your asses out of here!’ and proceeded to follow us all the way into her driveway. They got out of the car and stared at us as we knocked on the door and went inside. It was a terrible, scary experience.” 

READ MORE: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Baby Number Three!


Teigen said the encounter left her in tears after they got into the house, but Legend wasn’t fazed by it. 

“That was my first taste of seeing what happens to Black men everyday,” she added. “It was horrifying and could have gone wrong so quickly. I was sobbing afterward for hours, and I noticed John wasn’t emotional about it. Seeing that he wasn’t very thrown by it was really upsetting because he obviously had experienced it before.”

Last month, the former model revealed she’s expecting her third child.  On Tuesday, the cookbook author shared on Twitter that she is on “official 2 week bed rest,” but she did not reveal why.

Teigen said she will be “taking this time to learn how to sew capes and kid clothes.”

Teigen and Legend are already parents to daughter Luna Simone, 4, and son Miles Theodore, 2.

Read the entire interview with Chrissy Teigen at Marie Claire.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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