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Chrissy Teigen recalls horrific racist incident with John Legend: ‘I was sobbing for hours’


Chrissy Teigen revealed the terrifying incident she and John Legend experienced several years earlier (Picture: REX/Getty/FilmMagic)

Chrissy Teigen has shared a horrific racist incident she experienced with husband John Legend several years ago, which left her ‘sobbing’.

The model and soon-to-be mother of three, 34, spoke to Marie Claire about the incident which happened over a decade ago when she and John were followed by two ‘neighbourhood watch types’.

She explained: ‘We were in a nicer neighbourhood 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.

‘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.’

She and John are already teaching their children about racism (Picture: Broadimage/REX)

She added that the experience shook her more than John: ‘That was my first taste of seeing what happens to Black men everyday. 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.’

Chrissy also revealed that she teaches her children, Luna, four, and Miles, two, about racism and privilege already.

She explained: ‘There are books that I read when I became a mom that would explain to them hard and traumatic situations.

Chrissy and John are currently expecting their third child (Picture: Instagram)

‘But it’s really hard to teach them about their privilege; there are no books for that. But regardless of money or status, they’re always going to have their skin colour.

‘When it comes to them being treated differently because of the colour of their skin, I’m going to look to John for a lot of help with that because while they are Asian and white too, their skin colour is Black.

‘We just try to talk to them like little adults, saying it in words they’ll understand, making it known that it’s very serious, and letting them ask as many questions as they need.’

Chrissy and John are currently expecting their third child together which is thought to be due around March 2021.

Read the full interview with Chrissy Teigen in Marie Claire.

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