Chrissy Teigen is a mom of two with a seemingly happy, stable, low-drama marriage. But, as she pointed out on Twitter recently, that wasn’t always the case.
It all started when Teigen responded to a tweet celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her husband John Legend’s song, “Green Light.” “Fun fact, I had a jealously-fueled meltdown visiting this video set and made an a**hole out of myself to a large group of people,” she wrote. Fans quickly pressed her for details, and she obliged (after a “brief refresh” with Legend).
When the video was being shot, Teigen was 22 and she and Legend were dating. “It began with our friends (john’s managers and co-writers and a couple others) talking about how BEAAAAAAUUUUTIFUL some of the women were…and they were! But in my mind they not only were talking about it, they were talking about it on purpose to rile me up,” she wrote. “Looking back and knowing how well I know them now, THEY WERE DEFINITELY RILING ME UP AND GETTING A KICK OUT OF IT.”
“I was watching the monitor with all the guys and someone, I can’t remember who, said, “ooooooo look at that girl with john ooooooooo!” so I watched the monitor like a psychotic (tarantula) hawk and in my mind, oh he was in trouble,” she continued, pointing out that she and Legend also met on a video set when she was “that girl.”
“He probably laughed at something she said. And in my mind it was some GRAND conversation I was conjuring up. They were probably just talking about craft services honestly but in my mind she was like ‘hey we should bone’ and he was like ‘haha f*** yeah!’” Teigen said. “A few more shoulder touches and laughs with her later, I lost it. Anger turned to sobbing turned to fleeing the set and getting a hotel room. The director (ALAN FERGUSON!) was baffled. Everyone was.”
Teigen says she was just a “jealous, angry 22 year old,” before adding, “I’m better now. BUT DONT TEST ME.” Plenty of people responded in the comments about how relatable her story was.