Chrissy Teigen is a multi-hyphenate talent—model, taco strategist, airline menu developer, political agitator—but there is one thing she is not: in any sort of relationship with ousted McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook.
This clarification comes after a Daily Mail article reporting on Easterbrook’s firing and his affair with a McDonald’s employee was published with two images: one of Easterbrook posing with Ronald McDonald, and, bafflingly, a second in which he’s standing beside Chrissy Teigen at a 2017 event, with the caption: “Easterbrook acknowledged he had a relationship with an unnamed employee in an email to staff, calling it a ‘mistake’ (pictured with Chrissy Teigen in 2017).”
Whoa whoa whoa why am I in this headline photo lmao pic.twitter.com/c7yJoUHM1U
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 4, 2019
Teigen’s loyal following on both Twitter and Instagram soon began “congratulating” her on her “new relationship,” prompting the cookbook author to respond with just one question:
At least she took it in stride. While McDonald’s is remaining tight-lipped on the actual identity of the person involved in Easterbrook’s “inappropriate” relationship, journalists can take this as a reminder that the first Getty Images result isn’t always the best one.