They’ve opened up about in recent months about years of bullying they experienced as a teenager from Chrissy Teigen and others.
But Courtney Stodden turned their attention to one of their passions — animal welfare — when they arrived in Washington, DC, on Tuesday for a protest sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The 26-year-old social media star — who came out as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns — was supported along the way by their fiancé Chris Sheng.
Cross-country trip: Courtney Stodden, 26, looked comfortable in revealing sweats as they arrived at an airport near Washington, DC, with fiancé Chris Sheng on Tuesday for a PETA protest
Courtney opted for comfort while traveling cross-country from Los Angeles, though they still managed to showcase their winning figure.
The former reality star put on a busty display in a beige tank top and showcased their toned midriff.
The matching outfit included a set of high-waisted beige sweatpants and a long cardigan that nearly touched the ground.
They stayed on theme with fuzzy gray slippers as they headed over to baggage claim, and they rounded out their low-key look with a gray ‘Dog Mom’ baseball cap and a black mask to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Cozy: Courtney showed off their toned tummy in a beige crop top and matching sweatpants, plus a long cardigan
Host with the most: Courtney was going to host PETA’s 25th Annual Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch Spectacular, where lawmakers would be offered vegan foods like hot dogs and chili
Chris wore a plain white T-shirt for the long flight, which he tucked into gray trousers.
He was also masked up, and he wore simple white trainers.
They day before their travel, PETA announced in a statement that Courtney would be hosting its 25th Annual Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch Spectacular.
The event, which would be held Wednesday outside of a Capitol Hill office building, featured a bevy of summer cookout foods without any meat, including vegan hot dogs and chili.
Although the organization has been known for its confrontational displays and protests in the past, politicians and their staff were invited to partake in the vegan feast.
Courtney previously protested for PETA in 2016, when they dressed up in a mouse costume and got covered in fake blood to protest PetSmart’s sales of live animals.
Fighting their fears: Before taking off, they admitted to having a ‘horrific’ fear of flight. ‘My heart is pounding and I think I’m making other passengers nervous AF’
Prior to taking off, the former spouse of Green Mile actor Doug Hutchison showed off their massive engagement ring aboard the plane while Chris held their hand and leaned in.
‘Taking off to dC to host with my amazing peeps @peta,’ they wrote in the caption.
Unfortunately, Courtney was dealing with a significant fear of flying.
‘Poor Chris, he has to deal with me thinking I’m going to die every 3 seconds,’ they continued. ‘My fear of flying is so horrific. Anyone else feel me? My heart is pounding and I think I’m making other passengers nervous AF.’
They signed off with ‘See you soon DC. Love, crazy airplane human,’ and added the hashtags, ‘#dc,’ ‘#flight’ and ‘#terrified.’
Happy couple: Courtney revealed in May that they had gotten engaged to Chris when they showed off a massive diamond ring from him. They have dated on and off since 2017
Courtney revealed in May that they had gotten engaged to Chris when they showed off a massive diamond ring from him.
The occasional singer opened up to Us Weekly about their on–off partner in an interview from March of 2020.
‘I’ve been dating the same guy for three years, Chris [Sheng],’ they said.
‘It isn’t easy to believe in love. It’s hard for me to completely open up to him and trust,’ they added. ‘I’m constantly pulling back and criticizing everything about everything.’
The two have been dating on and off since 2017.
The Couples Therapy star returned to the public spotlight in May when they shared bullying tweets that Chrissy Teigen had sent them back in 2011, when they were only 16.
They claimed that additional private DMS from Chrissy had urged them to commit suicide, and the public tweets encouraged them to take a ‘dirt nap,’ a euphemism for dying.
Down in the dumps: Courtney recently responding to their former bully Chrissy Teigen writing on Instagram that she felt ‘lost’ and ‘depressed’ after becoming part of the ‘cancel club’
Earlier this month, Courtney weighed in on Chrissy Teigen’s complaints that she was now part of a ‘cancel club’ after her mean tweets were unearthed.
Chrissy admitted last week to feeling ‘lost’ and ‘depressed’ after she decreased her social media posting due to the uproar over her offensive posts.
‘Going outside sucks and doesn’t feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race. But I do know that however I’m handling this now isn’t the right answer,’ the wife of John Legend wrote.
‘I feel lost and need to find my place again, I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I’m not used to any other way!’
For their own post, Courtney shared the same photo of Chrissy’s legs but superimposed themself over it and captioned it, ‘Just be nice.’
Taking aim: Courtney urged people to ‘just be nice’ in a TikTok post in which they superimposed themself over Chrissy’s post