Chrissy’s Court: Is Chrissy Teigen’s Quibi show the real deal?

Chrissy's Court on Quibi, photo courtesy Quibi
Chrissy's Court on Quibi, photo courtesy Quibi /

Among the many fun shows to watch on Quibi is Chrissy Teigen’s Chrissy’s Court, but is the reality series and the participants real people or is it all staged?

Quibi, a new streaming service that launched in early April, includes many fun shows and enticing dramas, all running under 10 minutes per episode. They’re quick and entertaining to watch! As a fan of Chrissy Teigen, I made sure to check out her “reality show” Chrissy’s Court. 

The courtroom show sees Chrissy Teigen as a judge. It’s very Judge Judy-style, but far less serious. In Chrissy’s Court, Teigen settles small disputes between friends, neighbors, and also complete strangers. At the beginning of each episode, the narrator claims that the cases are real and the people are real, viewer’s are also informed that the cases are legally binding.

After watching the first several episodes, we can definitely believe these claims, but one of the episodes is so wild, we can’t help but wonder how real it all is!

Is Chrissy Teigen’s Quibi show, Chrissy’s Court, the real deal?

From unpaid loans between friends to settling who pays for damaged goods, most of the cases feature average problems. Chrissy has been doing an amazing job in each case! I have personally agreed with all of the verdicts. But season 1, episode 7 is so ridiculous, I had to look into things.

In the episode, titled “Cat-Astrophe,” we see a woman, Cynthia, suing her former pet sitter, Gigi, for towing fees. As it turns out, Gigi ended up taking Cynthia’s car to a friend’s house for days. The car was eventually towed because Gigi lost the car keys. Cynthia is understandably upset and suing for towing fees and money used to replace the keys.

Gigi has the audacity to counter sue, claiming she was never paid for watching the cat. Gigi also admits to stealing two of Cynthia’s watches to use the money for cat food and other supplies. Chrissy and everyone in court gasps in shock. Chrissy informs Gigi that stealing the watches is actually a felony. In the end, Cynthia wins the case. Gigi needs to pay up.

So is all of this real? Believe it or not, it’s very real, my friend!

The way it works is that each party agrees that they will do whatever decision Chrissy orders. LAMag explains it this way:

"“Anyone can serve as an arbiter, no law degree or appointment required,” so Chrissy is free to legally decide what will happen as the agreements are legally binding."

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Have you checked out Chrissy’s Court on Quibi? New episodes drop every weekday.