But her world quickly unravelled in May when her past online behaviour was called out by 26-year-old Stodden.
According to Stodden — who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — Teigen persistently bullied them via Twitter when they were just a teenager.
“She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die,'” Stodden told The Daily Beast at the time.
Teigen apologised on Twitter for her actions, tweeting: “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll … I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”
“I don’t really know what to say here…just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world but feel like utter shit in real life,” she wrote on Instagram. “Going outside sucks and doesn’t feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race. But I do know that however I’m handling this now isn’t the right answer. I feel lost and need to find my place again, I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I’m not used to any other way!!
“Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot. Only a few understand it and it’s impossible to know til you’re in it. And it’s hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously you sound whiney when you’ve clearly done something wrong. It just sucks. There is no winning. But there never is here anyhow.”
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