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Musician John Legend (R) and Chrissy Teigen (L) arrive at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Chrissy Teigen reflected on her time living in New York City, lamenting that she was a bit of a “functioning alcoholic” in those days.

The model and cookbook author posted a snap of herself and her husband, John Legend, laughing as they dined out at Frank Restaurant in Manhattan. The photo shows Teigen, 35, looking down and laughing while Legend, 42, has his arm around her.

Though Teigen revealed in December that she’s decided to quit drinking after getting a book from a friend all about giving up alcohol in a culture that’s obsessed with it socially. Yesterday, she reminisced the early days of her relationship with Legend in New York City, noting that sobriety wasn’t a presence in her life.

Teigen wrote on Instagram, “We used to live just a couple blocks away, right across from the hell’s angels in the east village. john had a basement apartment with a roommate and I used to sneak cigarettes (ew) through the little half window that lined up with the sidewalk. basically a window where you could only see people’s shoes. anyhow I’d either drag puddy’s big a– to sit outside at frank, or sometimes sit at the kitchen bar alone, reading Glamour and trying everything on the menu. And I would never ever miss a Thursday. Thursday was lasagna verde day – a bubbling, piping hot dish of cheesy lasagna with the toastiest edges you could ever wish for. I’d sit there with my multiple double vodka sodas and get day drunk by myself (this is not a brag lol I was basically a functioning alcoholic) then buy hats I didn’t like or need at urban outfitters. I still can’t wear hats for some reason. I feel like everyone is judging my hat and I end up screaming ‘I KNOW, IT IS STUPID YOU’RE RIGHT’ and they’re like ‘what? we didn’t even say anything???’ anyhowwwww just reminiscing about New York a lot lately, when things were simple, thinking about all the stuff I’ve done and been through not just this year but in my life. I’m slightly down lately. It kind of started when I was thinking of my book caption and typed out ‘my third baby is here!!’, as in cookbook, then realized my third baby will never be here. then I realized i threw myself into the book to not think of the real, actual third baby. I don’t really feel like I fully processed jack and now that I don’t have the alcohol to numb it away, things are just…there, waiting to be acknowledged. I guess what I’m saying here is life is so f—ing complicated. and get the lasagna??? wow this was a rollercoaster !!!!!”


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