Chrissy Teigen is opening up about a racist incident that once happened to her and John Legend.
During an interview with Marie Claire, the 34-year-old pregnant cookbook author recalled the “scary” incident that occurred back in 2010.
“We were in a nicer neighborhood at night, driving slowly, looking for John’s godmother’s home,” Chrissy shared. “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,” Chrissy continued. “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.”
Also in the interview, Chrissy talked about teaching her kids – Luna, 4, and Miles, 2 – about the injustice Black people face.
“There are books that I read when I became a mom that would explain to them hard and traumatic situations. But it’s really hard to teach them about their privilege,” Chrissy explained. “There are no books for that. But regardless of money or status, they’re always going to have their skin color.”
“When it comes to them being treated differently because of the color 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 color is Black,” Chrissy said. “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.”
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