Story at a glance:

  • Courtney Stodden was 16 when they married their 51-year-old husband.
  • Chrissy Teigan, who claimed to be “insecure,” bullied Stodden for their decision.
  • After going public with her story, Teigen publicly apologized to Stodden.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen bullied a 16-year-old nonbinary person, and now she is sorry for what she said, Page Six reported.

Courtney Stodden, now 26, married Doug Hutchison, who was then-51-years-old at the time, back in 2011.

Hutchinson, who is now 60, and Stodden ended their relationship in 2013, The Sun reported.


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The then-teenager faced criticism from social media, but Teigen’s remarks stood out the most.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Stodden recalls how Teigen instigated tensions between them on Twitter, both in public and private.

“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.”

In response to the exposé, Teigan wrote a lengthy series of tweets, explaining her former demeanor as well as saying sorry to Stodden.

“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls–t in front of the entire world,” Teigen wrote. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.”

“I’m so sorry, Courtney,” Teigen tweeted. “I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”

“I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,” Teigen wrote.

Teigen, who is now a mother of two children with husband and Grammy winner John Legend, is 36 and focuses on making positive content online.

“And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago,” she concluded.


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Published on May 12, 2021