Clinton and Teigen took part in a virtual International Women’s Day conference moderated by poet Amanda Gorman on Monday, March 8, which was organized by Clinton’s nonprofit Onward Together, which encourages people to organize and run for office.
"I'm really delighted to be introduced by Chrissy because we are friends, and one of the very last events that I got to go to before everything shut down, was a dinner with her and John [Legend], and it was so much fun," Clinton said, dubbing her "kind of a renaissance woman."
"She's a champion for social justice and women's rights. She's a cookbook author. She's a great mom," Clinton continued.
"And I also want to thank her for her generosity, really, of heart and sharing her experience with loss and grief. It really meant so much to so many who have reached out on social media and other places to say that she made them feel like they weren't alone, and that's one of the great gifts that we can give to one another so thank you my friend. "
"Thank you, @chrissyteigen, for your bravery and grace in starting a hard conversation to help other families heal alongside yours," Clinton wrote on Twitter after Teigen opened up about losing a child when she suffered a miscarriage in September.
The 35-year-old has been very candid about the loss, as Jack was her "last embryo."
"I’m so honored @hillaryclinton," Teigen replied. "You have dedicated your life to fighting for women’s and children’s health, so to have you share my piece about my experience means the absolute world to me. Wow. Wow."
Teigen was also vocal about her support for Clinton when she ran for President in 2016.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was also in the conversation, and the former Secretary of State gave a tip for avoiding scenarios where ideas women have are ignored — but then male colleagues are praised for — later, saying the exact same thing.
"I really encourage other women to repeat what one woman said," Clinton explained.
"So, for example, if I'm at a table with Nancy — it doesn't happen to her anymore, because she is the speaker with the gavel — but in the old days if she were to say, 'What about?,' I think you jump in and you say, 'I think that's a really good point that Nancy's making. What do you all think?'"
"I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following," she explained, but could not "flourish" with the President seeing her tweets. "I love you!!! It’s not you it’s me!!!!"
Yahoo Entertainment was the first to report on Clinton and Teigen's conversation.