KEY POINTS

  • John Legend said his wife Chrissy Teigen was "doing great" despite the criticism she has received
  • Teigen issued a lengthy apology Monday for what she called her "old awful (awful, awful)" tweets.
  • This came after her previous posts taking aim at Courtney Stodden, Lindsay Lohan and more resurfaced

John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, are focusing on the positive side of things amid the backlash the model is facing over her resurfaced messages.

Teigen recently made headlines after several insensitive tweets resurfaced showing the "Cravings" author taking aim at Courtney Stodden, Lindsay Lohan and "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham on social media. Teigen has since apologized publicly to Stodden as well as issued a longer apology for her past behavior.

In a new video obtained by Daily Mail, paparazzi caught up with her husband Wednesday when he stepped out solo. When asked about how his wife was doing in the wake of her bullying scandal and amid the criticism she has received, Legend said, "She's doing great!"

The "All of Me" singer did not elaborate further on how Teigen is feeling but appeared relaxed and smiled for the camera. Legend sported an all-black outfit and carried a brown leather backpack for the outing.

This came weeks after Stodden, who came out as non-binary in April, revealed that Teigen was among the celebrities who have sent them hurtful comments in the past.

"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,'" the 26-year-old model told The Daily Beast in May. "Some of the worst treatment I got was from women, and we’re not going to get anywhere if we keep holding each other back."

Teigen tweeted an apology to Stodden days after the interview came out and had stayed away from Twitter. However, the cookbook author posted a lengthy apology on Medium Monday for what she called her "old awful (awful, awful)" tweets.

"I’m truly ashamed of them. As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that?" wrote Teigen, who also said, "It has been a very humbling few weeks."

Teigen further explained that she has now begun to privately reach out to the other people she may have hurt. She acknowledged that "they may not want to speak" to her but said she is ready to "listen to what they have to say, while apologizing through sobs."

"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor," she wrote, adding, "I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

On the same day Teigen had posted the apology, fashion designer Michael Costello came forward and accused her of sending him death threats and blacklisting him from the fashion industry over what he described as a misunderstanding. According to the "Project Runway" alum, he continues to live with the trauma of his online interactions with Teigen and still struggles with his mental health.

"In 2014, I received a public comment from Chrissy Teigen on my Instagram page, accusing me of being racist," Costello wrote on Instagram. "She apparently formed her own opinion of me based on a Photoshopped comment floating around the internet which has now been proven to be false by Instagram and since taken down. When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was the victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors will be shut from there on."

He added, "I’m still waiting for Chrissy Teigen and anyone who bullied me to reach out to me. If they truly acknowledge that their actions are wrong, I welcome them with open arms to have a real conversation."

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the White Party Dinner Hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli Celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy Benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on Sept. 5, 2014 at the Bocelli Residence in Forte dei Marme, Italy. Getty Images/Andrew Goodman
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