Chrissy Teigen Defends Her Cookbook Pursuits: "I Wanted Something John Didn’t Buy"

Chrissy Teigen Defends Her Cookbook Pursuits: "I Wanted Something John Didn’t Buy"

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Chrissy Teigen issued a lengthy response to best-selling cookbook author, Alison Roman, who went after Chrissy for her own cooking empire exploits. This week, Alison made some comments about Chrissy’s rapidly-growing business following the release of her Cravings cookbook, indicating that she does not wish to follow in her footsteps.

Chrissy Teigen Defends Her Cookbook Pursuits: "I Wanted Something John Didn’t Buy"Jerod Harris/Getty Images

“What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me,” Alison said in an interview with The New Consumer. “She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it’s just, like, people running a content farm for her. That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do. I don’t aspire to that. But like, who’s laughing now? Because she’s making a ton of f*cking money.”

Chrissy Teigen Defends Her Cookbook Pursuits: "I Wanted Something John Didn’t Buy"Clint Spaulding/Getty Images for Bloomberg

Chrissy caught wind of Alison’s comments after they were quoted by Page Six, and expressed her disappointment that someone she admired felt this way about her. She also defended her decision to pursue her dreams by writing a cookbook because she had wanted something of her own that her husband, “John [Legend] didn’t buy.”

Chrissy received tons of support on her thread, including from John. “I love what you are building,” he replied. “I love that it comes straight from your heart and your brilliant, creative mind. I’m so proud of you.”

Alison went on to apologize to Chrissy for her harsh words, but has yet to receive a public response from her fellow foodie.