John Legend’s friends urge him to dump Chrissy Teigen after her bullying drama

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I’ve known that Chrissy Teigen sucks for years. She always got on my last nerve, and her attention-seeking behavior is so ridiculously over-the-top. A few weeks ago, Courtney Stodden revealed that Teigen used to send Stodden direct-messages on social media. Those DMs included stuff like “kill yourself” and other disgusting things. That’s who Teigen is, and that’s who she’s always been. Teigen gave a narcissistic apology after Stodden’s interview, and Chrissy has watched her career go down the toilet ever since. Suddenly, none of Teigen’s corporate sponsors want anything to do with her. VRBO quietly took down most of her ads with John Legend. And according to In Touch Weekly, her marriage has taken a bit hit too.

Chrissy Teigen’s celeb friends, including Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Meghan Markle, are distancing themselves from her, says a source. “This scandal could end up destroying her career and some friendships.”

But Chrissy is paying an even higher price: her marriage to John Legend is suffering. “He’s upset about what’s happening to his wife and he’s trying to be there for her, but he’s also so disappointed,” the source said. “This is not the woman he fell in love with and married. And now, John’s friends who never liked Chrissy are pushing him to dump her.”

John wasn’t aware of the extent of Chrissy’s behavior, the source claims. “She showed him one side of herself only – never this dark, ugly side – so he was blindsided.” When she apologized to him, adds the source, her words echoed what she said in her apology tweet to fans. But the damage is done.

“Friends are already whispering that this could be the end of their fairy-tale marriage,” says the source. Teigen “would be completely devastated if she lost John. Not only does she love him with all her heart, but he’s a big part of why she’s so popular and successful…. There would be $150 million at stake” if they divorce.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

When they first got together, I used to think less of him because he wanted to be with a woman like Chrissy, someone who was such an annoying famewhore. But everyone else was like “oh no, they’re the perfect couple, everything is amazing!” No. While I do think that Chrissy tried to only show Legend one cultivated side to herself, let’s be completely honest here. Legend saw a lot of what Chrissy did and said online. He saw her attention-seeking behavior, her narcissism and her bullying. And he was fine with it. Which makes me think that maybe their marriage is okay. They both believe they can weather this storm and come back and be the perfect couple again.

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124 Responses to “John Legend’s friends urge him to dump Chrissy Teigen after her bullying drama”

  1. Maria says:

    He knew. She’s always been this way. She acts this way to him regularly!
    I do think he is waiting to see if it blows over. But it’s starting to tarnish his own image in a way it never did before. He still has to limit comments on his Instagram. So who knows.
    The fact that there is any type of “source” trying to put out the narrative that he was tricked by this ugly side to her is not a great sign. Unless it’s wholly made up.

    • jbyrdku says:

      Thank you!!!!!! I mean, he has to know. Wasn’t their BIG LOVE story about how he tried to break up with her and she refused?!?!?!

      • Maria says:

        Yep. And her emotionally abusive texts to him that *she* shares online.
        It’s disturbing that she’s a mother and it took this long for her to acknowledge what she did in any way and then to show her remorse was all fake (by still having Stodden blocked).
        They should break up, but who knows if they will. He seems like a good dude but maybe they deserve each other behind closed doors.

      • WinnieXi says:

        Was totally unaware of their story, her texts until now. I thought they had quite a tight marriage

      • GRUEY says:

        This story does feel like the beginning of a PR campaign to enable him to divorce her. And ya know what, that’s fucking gross.

        He damn well knew who this woman was and had kids with her. Now that the consensus on her has finally shifted, he’s trying to make moves? No sir. Gross.

      • Ctgirl says:

        Her MO is to hide her bitchy side in wokeness or virtue signaling. She’s just gross.

    • Lady Luna says:

      Of course he knew! There is litterally a video of her going off on photographers while they’re posing and he’s just standing there looking extremely uncomfortable but doing nothing.

    • Justjj says:

      Am I the only one that feels like she’s been verbally and emotionally abusive to John for years and has been gaslighting him? I mean, I think on some level he knew but I can’t remember what I was watching but I was shocked how she incessantly mocked, berated, and belittles him for the cameras or on Twitter… that has to wear you down, right? I’m not saying he’s innocent or had no clue but, she’s been publicly awful to him for laughs for years now… @maria-exactly. Nothing “cute or sassy” imo about *constantly* belittling your spouse’s accomplishments and making fun of their appearance, and that’s just how she acts publicly?

      • Maria says:

        Honestly this could be a factor. I’m sure he knew about all this but she has been selling her emotionally abusive actions towards him as “cute and sassy” for years.

      • Meg says:

        @maria
        ‘she has been selling her emotionally abusive actions towards him as “cute and sassy” for years.’
        Exactly

      • Anna says:

        Yeah, I read some comments she made quite publicly in some magazine about how annoying his music is and how he’s constantly playing the piano (!), stuff like that. As if he isn’t one of the best musicians/composers with one of the most beautiful voices. It just made me feel sick to read that. At the time, I wondered how he could laugh off something like that (not that he did but it seemed that would be the only response if he wished to stay in the marriage). It came across as one of those gross ways people will belittle and then be like, oh, just joking.

      • sunny says:

        This part! Like he must have known but not sure he absolutely saw the full extent of it. And also she has publicly treated him in a way that seems a bit mean and that has to warp your perception.

        I hope she gets therapy and becomes accountable for her behaviour.

        I think its gross if his friends are pushing him to dump her now but I bet they have been sitting on their dislike of her for awhile.

      • Ania says:

        I had a „friend” who was so jokingly cute and sassy towards me that I’m no longer friends with her. It’s easier to laugh it off from time to time but it made me feel so sąd and uncomfortable that I feel for Jonh if he has to listen to it all the time.

    • Emmitt says:

      It’s all BS. That line in his song “All of You” says “What would I do without your smart mouth?”

      John Legend knows Chrissy is a huge asshole and that’s why he loves her.

      If he dumps her, he proves he’s a bigger asshole than she is, since being an asshole is why he loves her in the first place.

    • Juju says:

      Agree! I don’t believe this In Touch article AT ALL! He knows exactly who she is. He just doesn’t care. Is she hot? That’s literally all that matters to most men. She can be a troll all day long, as long as she’s still hot.

  2. Char says:

    The kind of comments she made on Twitter probably happens on her “real life” as well, so it’s hardly to believe he was soooo blindsided. She will bounce back really soon.

  3. Elaine Stritch says:

    The thing is that if you followed Chrissy Teigen her behaviour toward Stodden was extreme but not out of character at all. I can’t imagine John was shocked and appalled… They’ll be fine.

    • Eve says:

      Teigen still hasn’t apologized to Quvenzhané Wallis about comments made when the child was 9. That’s one year older than 8. NINE!!! Apparently that adorable, extremely talented little dark-skinned girl or her choice of a puppy purse and tutu telegraphed something crazy to Teigen. Bizarre. I hope the world is kinder to CT’s kids than she has been to the world. My mother would have commenced to smacking a bitch for less.

  4. psl says:

    I can’t see him doing that.

  5. MellyMel says:

    They’ve been together since 2006 or 2007…he clearly has no issue with any of this or he would have left long ago.

    • Maria says:

      Sure. But people haven’t dragged him into it before this.

      • MissMarirose says:

        Yes, they have. Every time she has even a minor controversy, his Twitter replies are filled with responses about her.

      • Maria says:

        Yes, but he hasn’t had to limit comments and been hampered in his social media activity to this level before.

  6. Jen says:

    Could it end their marriage? Yes. But I wouldn’t believe for a half second that it’s because he didn’t know she was like this.

    • GG says:

      100%. If he leaves her it has nothing to do with him not knowing who she is as a person. It boils down to brand management and her being bad for his brand.

    • NTheMiddle says:

      +1 … *IF* it ends it’s a PR move to save his reputation. He knew and liked it.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I agree, he knows his wife so trying to act like he’s ‘shocked’ by his behaviour is a stretch. I makes me wonder if this piece is from his own PR people. If he actually ends his marriage because of this, I think I would actually lose even more respect for him cos he was happy to break up his family, toss his wife under the bus all for his own career.

      I know Chrissy is thirsty af, but so is John.

    • Juju says:

      Right. IF he does leave her, it’s because he’s got someone younger and hotter waiting in the wings. It certainly won’t be because she’s a nasty troll. He knew that before he married her.

  7. Mika says:

    I think Chrissy is a mean, terrible asshole for what she did to Stodden but I’d be upset if her marriage ended over it.

    • NTheMiddle says:

      I think that if the role was reversed and Legend embarrassed her and financially bombed their family, she would have zero issues divorcing him.

  8. Oliphant says:

    I’m so happy that Courtney has taken Chrissy down- I mean I know it was Chrissy’s own actions that were her downfall but the fact that this current situation has come about because Courtney spoke out is *chefs kiss*

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This. It’s coming from In Touch, but it wouldn’t be a bad thing if at least some of the things they’re saying here turned out to be true, about others in the industry distancing themselves from her.

    • Emily says:

      God, I love this, too. Let this be a lesson to all the bullies out there.

    • Emily says:

      God, I love this, too. Let this be a lesson to all the bullies out there.

  9. A says:

    I am thrilled Teigen is facing consequences for her own actions. I am less thrilled by, apparently, everyone around that family telling her husband to dump her, -not- because of those actions but because the fallout is hurting his own brand. Everything about this is scummy.

    • ElleV says:

      i agree – it’s gross and if he does leave her I’ll assume he was already looking for an exit that wouldn’t look bad on him

    • Darla says:

      Yeah, agree. And she is the mother of his very young children. Who tells someone to dump their children’s mother over an online thing? I don’t mean that to sound as if I am minimizing her behavior, I’m not. I thought it was disgusting and almost unbelievable from a grown woman. But…I wouldn’t take it this far.

      • Maria says:

        I would disagree. A person who cannot express real remorse for telling a child to kill themselves repeatedly should not be caring for children.
        These things are just “online things” until the person takes the advice and commits suicide and then all of a sudden they aren’t just online things.

      • Darla says:

        I mean, I don’t know. How do you show remorse for that? I can’t even imagine ever saying or thinking it. But he knew. So…now she’s the mother of his children, nobody forced him into that.

      • Maria says:

        She can show remorse by having an apology where the intended recipient isn’t still blocked, for one thing.
        She can give a real apology and then donate to anti-suicide groups or do something for anti-bullying causes. She can take responsibility for the number of people she has bullied, including the 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, which Teigen has still never apologized for.
        I agree that he knew.

      • Darla says:

        Maria, I agree she’s a horrible person, and would never argue otherwise.

      • Maria says:

        No, I didn’t think you were doing so. Sorry, suicide is a hot topic with me for many personal reasons.
        I do think it’s very gross that he and she are trying to “test the waters” of her social media return by showing pictures of their kids with her online. It’s a very William and Kate approach.

      • A says:

        I don’t blame John Legend for Chrissy Teigen’s actions. She did them and they were horrendous. But to pretend like your famously abrasive wife, who publicly tweeted these things during your relationship, somehow entirely hid her personality from you for the past decade is beyond ridiculous. For them it’s only a problem right now because the public thinks it’s a problem. And I think it’s gross people around him are letting him off the hook for that. Also, I agree that to suggest the appropriate response is to break up his marriage is wrong.

    • thaisajs says:

      Agreed. They also have two children together. He’d have to be an incredible jerk to end a marriage for his “brand” and hurt the kids like that. Chrissy has never hidden who she is. She didn’t delete those tweets. She has always been abrasive. But I’d like to think that people do grow over time and learn from their mistakes.

      • MissMarirose says:

        This. Also, if he thought she was a bully to children, why would he divorce her and not be able to see how she’s taking care of his kids? He’s better off being able to keep an eye on the kids.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, any outside person pushing them to split, when there’s years of marriage and 2 small kids, isn’t appropriate. If I were in that position, I’d want to do couples counseling, try to work through the issues, and see some serious self introspection and behavioral changes in my partner. If they refused to do that work, then other options would be considered.

      • Maria says:

        Maybe they have. Her frequent Twitter departures and reappearances etc hint at therapy that she is not going through with although of course I don’t know for certain.
        She is a cruel bully with a history of abusive language towards people including him and if some here are correct in their implications, substance abuse is partially to blame.
        None of us know what happens behind closed doors, but staying together because of kids isn’t always the best choice.
        I doubt they’ll split honestly.

  10. Gretch says:

    Most of her nasty tweets were from a while ago. He knew exactly the monster he married.

  11. Renee says:

    He definitely knew who she was and didn’t care if it helped their bottom line. She is a cruel, narcissistic person that deserves all of the fallout she is experiencing.

  12. MsIam says:

    I think he needs to have a long conversation with her about her behavior and bullying and to have a seat for a while. She keeps claiming she’s done with Twitter, then do it already.

  13. Emily H says:

    The things she said to people (including Courtney) are completely unacceptable, mean and horrific. I thought she had an acerbic tongue, but never imagined she was that cruel. I find it hard to believe it was completely compartmentalized behavior. John surely knew or suspected because I think this cruel behavior had to be apparent in other aspects of her life. It is a character flaw.

    That being said, she clearly struggles with her drinking. She has admitted to it and announced her sobriety at lease once, maybe twice. Knowing alcoholics in my family, it all could be related. Alcoholism is a disease that can make people act in terrible ways. But I struggle with what Al Anon says about never blaming the alcoholic, that they are sick. It is hard not to blame someone who is literally blowing up their lives, and the lives of family members along with it. I wish them peace and my heart goes out to the children if the marriage is troubled.

    • megs283 says:

      I am wondering if that abhorrent behavior was linked to her drinking, and that is why she is now sober. I know I’m in the minority here, but I like Chrissy. And I suspect I’ll still like her, if/until we hear of recent behavior like this

      • Anna says:

        Agreed. It’s probably very much related to/because of that. Not to excuse but addiction is a whole other animal to contend with.

  14. lunchcoma says:

    I mean, maybe it could end their marriage. But if it does, it’s because he’s focused on money and his own public image and decided she’s a liability, not because he never realized the woman he loves is like this.

    There are a couple of other cases where a famous, well-liked man is with a woman everyone thinks is awful, and they seem to get the same benefit of the doubt John is getting here. I suspect that instead of being in the dark about their spouse’s actual personality, these guys are fine with the behavior and probably share in it in a quieter way.

  15. lucy2 says:

    John seems like a quiet, easy going person, and she…does not. Early in the pandemic I watched a concert he did from home, and Chrissy just couldn’t help herself, trying to steal the spotlight and being kind of rude, talking while he was singing, etc. I had always found her kind of annoying, but that sort of cemented my opinion of her.

  16. HeatherC says:

    It’s not like they’ve been dating for only two weeks. He knows what kind of person she is, publicly and privately.

    If they divorce, it would only be for his brand

  17. nicegirl says:

    I have an old friend I love very much who is quite ill with addiction and has a great tendency to attack others. It’s an extremely difficult and sad situation.

    I hate how Chrissy attacked Courtney. I hate how my old friend reacts often, also. It’s caused an estrangement, and though my heart is still deeply with her, I’ve had to pull back. I’m not saying this is strictly due to addiction issues (an asshole is an asshole right) just noting the possible connection. I wish my old friend could lose her phone and social media connections forever, I feel its a negative experience in her condition and less internet/social media would likely help her struggles. I hope Courtney has a wonderful wedding.

    • Kebbie says:

      She stopped drinking last year. I think she had previous attempts at stopping and went back to it. Not sure if she’s currently sober or not.

  18. SayWhat?! says:

    Chrissy was very cruel about Lindsay Lohan too. Mean women put other women down to feel good about themselves. It’s worse that she did it to two women who were vulnerable at the time and shows a huge lack of human empathy on Chrissy’s part. I hope she steps back for a long while after apologising and tries to become a better person.

  19. Kfg says:

    I don’t think they’ll divorce and honestly I think she’s changed alot. Losing Jack hit her hard and I think she’s realizing alot of her public persona is not ok. I don’t think she’s really an asshole famewhore, I think that behavior got her attention which helped her make money. Paris Hilton is a racist moron but her public persona is this silly ho so people forgive her meanness. Let’s not forget that whole 2000s behavior was how to stay relevant. I met JL before he got super big when he was in Fredericksburg, if she were that vile he wouldn’t be with her.

    • Maria says:

      Or maybe he’s not as good of a guy behind the scenes as people claim.

      People can absolutely grow and change and a real apology from her here would have made a huge difference. I understand that she has been in a lot of pain and I do feel for her regarding her miscarriage.
      But the idea that she has changed is disproven by the fact she had no interest in contacting Stodden at all but only to get people off her back online and she only offered to do so when her apology blew up. Stodden talked about this publicly before, a full month before she mentioned it again and the second time is when it gained traction. Even days later Chrissy was posting recipes trying to ignore it.

      • Pinellas Pixie says:

        This is just so spot on.

      • Hoot says:

        I feel for her, too, relative to the pain of a miscarriage. However, many of us have experienced this type of loss (or worse), and you do what you can to process it or seek outside help. You don’t go on and on making everyone around you as miserable as you. Her actions are a big red flag that she needs some intensive therapy, because whatever she’s done up ‘til now sure ain’t helping.

    • Kebbie says:

      I just feel like there’s a lot of piling on going on that’s not helpful. Responding to viciousness with viciousness is just counterproductive. She’s made her own mental health issues public knowledge in the past, and as you mentioned she lost a baby last year.

      But some people are watching her downfall with glee. It feels so gross to me. She seemed to find joy in other people’s pain, and a lot of people condemning her seem to be finding joy in her pain. What’s the difference?

      • Maria says:

        The people who watch her downfall with glee are Trump supporters who backed him in his twitter feud with her. I do not believe those people are here.

        She did a reprehensible thing, actually many reprehensible things and has done nothing to make any type of real restitution for it.
        You can acknowledge her pain in one situation and realize that she has a lot of growing up to do in another.
        We all need to learn the lesson that emotional pain does not allow you to abuse people. She has been fortunate in that her abusive personality has been painted as cute and funny for many years.

      • Justjj says:

        I agree. My heart goes out to her because I couldn’t imagine losing a child and how heartbreaking and traumatic that must be, I don’t know how I could ever cope honestly. I’m just curious why everyone is so quick to say John was complicit and stuff. She did something awful, making fun of people (including her husband) is her brand, she clearly has mental health issues to work on… it seems redundant to repeat, but why is John part of it?

  20. Pinellas Pixie says:

    “This is not the woman he fell in love with and married.”

    Yes, yes it is. This is exactly the woman he fell in love with and married. For John to even try to pretend he didn’t know who Chrissy was and is, is beyond disingenuous. How many times has he defended her on SM? If we, the public, knew who Chrissy was, the man who lives with her certainly did.

    This may affect their marriage if it affects John’s career and the fact that his team has put out such a statement makes me think the marriage is in trouble and he is laying the groundwork to leave if things don’t improve. Saying she manipulated him and lied to him is not what a loving, happy husband says. What Chrissy did to Courtney was horrible and should not be tolerated by anyone. I think John is getting huge blow back from this and he seems to think it’s unfair.

    I guess time will tell what happens to the household. I feel sorry for their children.

    • ElleV says:

      this is spot on

    • Kebbie says:

      Are you assuming he and his team were behind this In Touch story? I think it’s probably more likely they just made up this story. As you said he clearly knows who she is and has defended her in the past.

      • Pinellas Pixie says:

        Yes, I think someone on his team is “the source” and that this was put out there so that if this doesn’t blow over soon, John has a way out. Yes, he knows who she is and has defended her in the past but I think that it may be effecting his career now. Being married to a woman who told a 16 year old girl to kill herself is not a good look. He is not defending this behavior, as he shouldn’t, and I think this is his way of easing the exit door open just in case he feels he needs it.

  21. Deanne says:

    He clearly knew who she was when he married her. She’s been problematic forever. Toxic, attention seeking and then playing victim. If he dumps her now, just because she’s finally suffering the consequences he’s pathetic.

  22. goofpuff says:

    John is very much like Chrissy. It’s why they get along so well. He is just quieter while she is more loud about it.

    i really do love her cookbooks. The recipes are fun and yummy but yeah she’s always been a hot mess. Hopefully she takes a break from this for her kid’s sake.

  23. L4Frimaire says:

    This article seems like random BS to cover for Legend. Maybe something else is going on in the marriage because it’s been a tough year or he thinks she’s holding him back. He knows what she’s like, sees the same tweets we do. The thing is people are less tolerant of bullying behavior and are more aware of the real damage done, so insecure mean girl behavior by an insecure ex-model has deeper ramifications. Chrissy can be appealing when she chooses to be and is a talented enough celebrity cook, but she constantly torpedoes any goodwill toward her by never showing much compassion towards others and her blatant insecurities, even toward her own spouse. However, it’s just easier to attack the wife, and their marriage, family and private life are their business. This seems too intrusive.

  24. Amelie says:

    I always found Chrissy Teigen annoying and look at me, look at me. There was a brief moment when she grew on me but then the way she kept commenting on every single thing happening on social media–I had to wonder, why isn’t she watching her kids? She’s a mom now, does she even pay attention to them? She’s only famous because she married John Legend. I had no idea who she was before he married her.

  25. TheOriginalMia says:

    Doubt this ends their marriage. He’s known who she was since the beginning. If he dumps her because his brand is taking a hit, he’s a shitty person too.

  26. Cait says:

    He knew she was and attention seeking mean girl when he married her .He likes her this way . This is just a dumb PR move to make the situation seem more dire , so when she comes back to social media they can make it all about reflection and her transformation.

  27. Lena says:

    I think in touch made this whole thing up myself. They’ve been known to do so. Like everyone says he knew who she was when he married her, snd has been fine about it. One upside – I think it’s been great since Chrissy has been off social media and I hope she stays off. I think it will do her, her kids and John a world of good.

  28. Qtpi says:

    He needs to see her commit to major therapy. WEEKLY. And maybe treatment for alcoholism. Has she ever been in dedicated treatment?

    • Mf says:

      Strong agree. I’m convinced she has some serious mental health issues. We know she has an alcohol abuse problem, has endured PPD, and has suffered the trauma of pregnancy loss. And then there’s her social
      media addiction, desperate need for attention, and obvious insecurity, which she soothes by attacking other women. She seems like an asshole but I also think she needs help.

  29. Nivz says:

    Am I missing something? She behaved horribly. But he should leave her because she was a bully? If they have any kind of real marriage, and he really was blindsided, wouldn’t this be an opportunity to grow together or something? I’m not wording this well, but really, unless I’m missing some underlying factor, him leaving her for this seems excessive. I dunno, someone weigh in. Seems like friends saying things to protect his brand right?

  30. MCG says:

    This is only a hunch but I don’t think John is as nice of a guy as he portrays. There have been a few different Blind Items that I’ve seen that I’ve thought were him and yeah… I could see this becoming a “thing”. Good cover for him from a PR standpoint but YIKES, this could get messy.

  31. Mel says:

    Not a fan of her OR him but it’s their marriage and what they decide to to do about it , even if there is a problem is no one’s business but theirs. Unless he’s completely clueless( I doubt that) he knows who he married, he may be a little annoyed, maybe he might be saying “I told you so”, but I don’t think he’s going to leave. Oh and just because she exchanged an email or two with Megan Markle doesn’t mean that they are close personal friends and she needs to be dragged or mentioned with this.

  32. Mina_Esq says:

    People like this usually have a bag full of persuasive excuses that you can’t question. I’m sure she blamed it on post-partum or something.

  33. Midge says:

    Chrissy is a narcissist and I am sure she is doing everything possible to emotionally manipulate John. She is the victim you guys! And she just had a miscarriage. How could anyone attack her while she’s already dealing with so much? People are just jealous of her success, of their love, and trying to tear them apart. People love to take down powerful women with a voice. She stayed with him when he _________ (insert cheated, traveled too much, put career first). You get the idea. He is in it with a narcissist. It’s not going to be an easy split.

  34. Meg says:

    “John wasn’t aware of the extent of Chrissy’s behavior, the source claims. “She showed him one side of herself only – never this dark, ugly side – so he was blindsided”

    Wow dealing with narcissists myself this description is spot on.
    And
    “”…friends who never liked Chrissy are pushing him to dump her.”

    Im not surprised frankly. If she’d just been the funny woman i perceived her to be at times sure, but encouraging someone to kill themselves repeatedly? Indefensible. And her awful apology making it a pity party for herself, as if we all do these things only she is famous and has to be criticized more due to that? I and most people have never told someone to kill themselves let alone repeatedly.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I believe this too. Narcissistic personalities can hide that dark side from those close to them. And they can pick kind hearted, easily manipulated partners. Their prey.

      John may have seen parts of Chrissy, but she could have explained it away or gotten help. She has said she went Into therapy for herself, her twitter addiction and her marriage. Some people will only choose therapy to placate the other partner.

      And wow John’s social media took a major hit! He struggles to support his causes on bullying and child abuse from this.

  35. Jules says:

    this smells like the beginning of the end, this “source” has an agenda and it sounds like it is about protecting John’s image and starting to lay the groundwork for divorce. there is no such thing as a fairytale wedding, maybe he woke up to the reality of what he married.

  36. Legalese says:

    Taking everything else out of the equation, I think it’s disgusting to hope for the break down of a marriage when there are children involved. Chrissy is not a good person but I guarantee you that everyone wishing the worst on her has a least one friend or family member who regularly makes abhorrent comments online, whether it’s a Facebook comment on an article about Meghan Markle or a DM to a celebrity on instagram that they think no one will ever see. You would be surprised how many people in your life are closet internet trolls. The anonymity emboldens them.

    All this is to say that Chrissy is not a kind person and should rightfully be called out for her behavior – but maybe let’s not wish the dissolution of her marriage and the break up of her family on her?

    • april says:

      Absolutely agree with you!

    • Cherie says:

      As far as wishing divorce and misery on a woman — that’s kinda what this site does on the daily so not surprised.

    • Mette says:

      Chrissy is disgusting. As is this holier than thou comment.

    • Maria says:

      You bring up a number of good points, but see, here’s the thing. Chrissy is not an anonymous troll, she uses her status and influence to publicly target others. And then with the help of her PR paints it as cute. She punches down.
      She repeatedly told a minor to commit suicide. Through multiple platforms. And blocked said person from receiving the apology. Let’s not forget what happened here. It was a campaign. You can be prosecuted for manslaughter for what she did, depending on the outcome.
      Even if someone is wishing divorce for her, that’s not the worst someone could wish on you as you imply, and I think Stodden themselves can testify to that using Chrissy’s DM’s as an example.

      She repeatedly insults and belittles her husband, and who knows, maybe that’s part of their dynamic. Doesn’t seem healthy to me with children in the house, but that’s just me and none of my business.
      If they can make it work then they can make it work. Whatever we say here has no bearing on that nor should it, and if they can heal, then fine; I certainly hope she grows more than she has. But you know, their shtick is the publicity of their marriage – we have eyes and are seeing this stuff happen.

      • Cherie says:

        Maria – no one is arguing that CT is a good person. I believe the point is to not become that which you pretend to abhor, otherwise it is just performative outrage.

        I realize it is the point of gossip to pretend there is some moral high ground which is evidenced by the strong stan culture that allows the most vile things to be expressed as long as the target has been deemed by the hive as somehow worthy.

        Sure, CT is a crap human — repeating her behavior from on high doesn’t make anyone better.

      • Maria says:

        You make a good point in general, but it doesn’t really have to do with what I said.
        I haven’t told anyone to kill themselves ever and certainly not Chrissy, so I don’t think I’m in huge danger of repeating her behavior.
        I think painting the objection to her actions as “targeting” her is a little off.

  37. Krista says:

    Honestly they seem happy to be with each other. Some marriages and relationships functions very different and I think because Chrissy is disliked on this site many people project their assumptions on this marriage/go a wee bit overboard. Is she a awful person- in some cases yes- are other famous people- yes. You just haven’t heard about them yet honestly.

    I think of my friends and what I see of their marriages and some of them, I think dear lord how is she/he still with them but again that’s my opinion/tolerance/what I like being projected onto those couples.

    • april says:

      She’s learning her lessons the hard way. She didn’t do the right thing, but I hope it doesn’t affect her marriage and children with any sort of separation.

  38. Piratewench says:

    My mother is a vicious narcissist. My father was a very sensitive, sweet person who was totally ill-equipped to face the reality of who he had had kids with. She was a monster to her kids (and a select few others) and hid a lot from our enabling, denial-ridden father.

    I feel for John. I had to forgive my father and I felt for him too. Some people get bamboozled to a high degree and end up in denial, and are unable to handle that their spouse is a monster who mostly shows their monstrosity to a select few. He probably really does only get one side of her, narcissists can keep that up for a lifetime! But I wish he could somehow learn a lesson from my family and prevent the damage she will do to their daughters.

    I do assume she’s a narcissist here. I assume that because she is PLAINLY manipulative and monstrous towards those she thinks she can get away with it with, is unable to apologize, and yet she likely keeps her long-suffering husband in the dark about a whole nasty side of herself. I could be wrong!

    • Lola says:

      All you said about her being a narcissist and how she might treat their children is true, however, I don’t think John is some sweet long-suffering husband who is in the dark. I think John knows EXACTLY who she is, he LIKES it about her, and I think it even turns him on. A lot.

  39. LRob says:

    This is a family and I have no wish to see them broken if there is love there, which there appears to be. John and Chrissy live a very public social media life, so this scandal will be hard to resolve in private ,but they should try. Both are talented with a lot to offer their fans and family, even if Chrissie has to step back to make amends however she can. She can rebuild even if the result looks different than her original vision. In this particular year, I consider her a person at risk, even if some don’t care about that. I do. I have no problem with her being held accountable for the wrong she has done to others., I also have no problem with showing her and her family compassion as they face this downturn. Those kids need their parents healthy.

    • Maria says:

      Whether they are together or not, I think the kids would be better off not being trotted out as human shields for PR which is what Chrissy and John have been doing lately.
      But that’s just me.

  40. Nouri says:

    Sure John. He knew about it already (so did everyone it was no secret it was just considered ok back then I guess) and chose to procreate together. Not sure what has changed

  41. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    John plays it nice but he’s one I’ve heard tales of behind the scenes as not being very pleasant. So in all honesty, I think he and Crissy work because they are not that different.

  42. MonicaQ says:

    Anyone thinks maybe she emotionally abuses John? I don’t know, I always got that feeling ever since she kept putting him down in an interview.

    • Jules says:

      I’m sure she is super passive aggressive and manipulative to him, as she has consistently shown this online. Telling him he can’t break up with her sounds like borderline PD.

      • goofpuff says:

        Except he appears to like it, almost revel in it, so it’s their thing apparently.

  43. Premadonna says:

    Whats funny to me about all this is how, in her “apology”, Chrissy whined about having this all become public in front of the whole world, and how most people don’t get to have the fun experience of having their past mistakes judged by millions of people……
    Well if she hadnt so much damn time TRYING to be famous, and being such an attention-seeking famewhore, the whole world never WOULD have found about her past vile behavior. Be careful what you wish for, Chrissy……..

  44. Kat says:

    If he leaves her purely because she hurts his public image, I will be really dissapointed in him. You marry people for the good times and the bad times. If he knew who she was and if she is an otherwise good mom/wife whom he loves, then he should support her in getting the help she needs imo.

  45. Blaine says:

    What told me all I need to know about their relationship is this:

    She gave an interview years back (can’t remember where) and she said that at the beginning of their relationship John tried to break up with her… and she said NOPE. As in, lolz heehee, she thought it ‘cute’ that she wouldn’t accept his breakup. Sheeeesh.

  46. Ihatestupidpeople says:

    Give me a break! He knows what his wife is all about. Married all this time with 2 kids.

    Yes she sucks, hopefully she can move forward and start to suck less. If he is a real partner he will be there for her. They have children to think about and protect.

  47. Adrian says:

    Chrissy reminds me of Kimora Lee Simmons so much, both in looks and out of touchness. She is/was a softcore bully who happens to be funny at times that is why people followed her. She softened through the years but her out of touchness is still there. But most of her followers are bored suburban, mostly white housewives and bland gays, from very old millenials to middle aged. Those were the ones cheering on her each time she has a fiasco.

  48. Keekee says:

    Why would see need to say to anyone that they should die–that came out of nowhere…Why C. Stodden of all people too? I never was a fan, so no biggie….but if this can take away one more annoying celeb from the headlines, then hoorah and thank you Courtney for doing so.

  49. livealot says:

    i always thought Teigen was John’s mouthpiece so I think the idea of “divorce” is laughable.

  50. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, her behavior was out of line, but frankly, unless she’s being abusive to her own family, it’s beyond unacceptable to try and do that to a friend’s marriage, especially with kids involved. Like…really, do they not think he doesn’t know who she is by now?

  51. Shanaynay says:

    I don’t care about JL’s image … I lost all respect for him when he married a trashy POS like CT.

    Phuck them both!!!!!

  52. Lola says:

    A lot of these men have sexual fetishes for this sort of thing, which they even hint at, and then scrub the internet of. Chrissy has always been just like this and demeaned and degraded Legend publicly and I would bet a large sum of money that it’s a kink thing for them.

    There’s also another celebrity couple wherein the man is extremely “extra” about the woman and the woman is sort of cold. At the very beginning of their relationship there were a million blind items about him being into cuckolding and her obliging. And pap shots of her “caught” with other men. He even dropped hints as to this publicly. After kids came along all this was scrubbed.

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