There is no longer a rift between Michael Costello and Chrissy Teigen amid charges made by the fashion designer that Teigen had harassed him to the point that he contemplated taking his own life.
During the “Homecoming Weekend” on Friday, Costello told Fox News Digital that “I’m doing fine now. I mean, we talked, we’re OK.”
Since Costello came up with his allegations that Teigen had sent him sexist messages through social media back in 2014 and that Teigen was making use of her influence passively to stifle his professional career, Teigen and Costello have spoken at least “a couple times,” according to the former “Project Runway” star.
“I mean, we’re not like best friends or anything, but we’ve talked and worked out a few things,” Costello revealed. “I have no ill feelings towards Chrissy or towards anybody, towards John [Legend] or anyone,” he added.
Teigen reportedly went to great measures to ruin Costello’s career in 2014 after a social media misunderstanding that was staged to make Costello look racist, according to a now-deleted Instagram post from last year. Costello said that a disgruntled coworker had manipulated the social media photographs via the use of Photoshop.
When Costello attempted to explain to Teigen that the supposed social media postings were bogus, he stated Teigen had certainly no interest in hearing Costello out and simply wanted him to “get what’s coming to you,” according to a statement acquired by Fox News Digital in June 2021.
He also released screenshots of what Teigen reportedly said to him “Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch.” Costello’s accusations against Teigen had been rejected by her publicly.
Teigen and Costello both took a break from social media because of the uproar. Costello, on the other hand, claimed that he was able to come to terms with the “unhealed trauma” he had held onto for so long when he was able to communicate civilly with Teigen.
“I think that one thing that’s similar about Chrissy and I is, I think we’re both easy targets, and we’re kind of damned if we do, and we’re damned if we don’t,” he told to Fox News Digital, adding Teigen has turned a corner in personal growth journey. “People just want to come at me, and I think they just want to come at her no matter what.”
He continued: “In my case, I wasn’t trying to come at her. I was trying to just really address the situation that she really hurt me with some stuff in the past, and she openly admitted to leaving the comment that she did. We talked about it and just worked it out and I wish them nothing but the absolute best.”