“Hi @chrissyteigen! I sent an email but also wanted to say here that I’m genuinely sorry I caused you pain with what I said,” Roman tweeted late on Friday. “I shouldn’t have used you /your business (or Marie’s!) as an example to show what I wanted for my own career- it was flippant, careless and I’m so sorry.”
She added, “Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either (I obviously failed to effectively communicate that). I hope we can meet one day, I think we’d probably get along.”
The food critic revealed in a new interview how horrified she was by Teigen’s approach.
“What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me,” Roman had told 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.”
Teigen then responded to the food columnist’s comments and expressed how hurt she was to be criticized by someone she admired so much.
“This is a huge bummer and hit me hard. I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social, and praised her in interviews,” she tweeted along with a link to Page Six’s reporting. “I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article.”
She added, “I genuinely loved everything about Alison. Was jealous she got to have a book with food on the cover instead of a face!! I’ve made countless NYT recipes she’s created, posting along the way.”
“There are many days I cry very hard because Cravings, the site, is our baby we love to pump content onto,” Teigen continued. “We do this work ourselves, and there is no monetary gain yet. It is just work, work, work and the reward is you liking it. So to be called a sellout … hooooo it hurts.”
“Anyhow,” Teigen said in closing, “now that that’s out there. I guess we should probably unfollow each other @alisoneroman.”
Earlier in the evening, Roman defended her comments on Teigen, tweeting out, “When women bully other women for being honest about money and how much they do or do not make, well, that’s amore…Just wishing I had someone to hold my hand during baby’s first internet backlash.”
She added, “I want to clarify, I am not coming for anyone who’s successful, especially not women. I was trying to clarify that my business model does not include a product line, which work very well for some, but I don’t see working for me.”
Roman did not immediately respond to our request for comment.