On Wednesday night, Chrissy Teigen announced that she and her husband John Legend had lost their pregnancy, after a month of health issues that put Teigen in the hospital. Teigen has been very open about her struggles with pregnancy, specifically with her placenta, with which she has had issues before. Both of her children, Miles and Luna, were conceived via IVF. This pregnancy was a surprise that the couple discovered shortly after Teigen had her breast implants removed.
On Instagram, Teigen shared heartbreaking photos of her grief in the hospital, and of her and Legend holding their infant’s body to say goodbye. They’re incredibly raw and intimate, and you can see the pain of the experience.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen wrote. “We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”
She went on to say that they’d been calling the baby Jack, and that would be his name. She added, “Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.”
She then shared a message to her baby, writing, “To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.”
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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
Teigen later tweeted about leaving the hospital without her baby:
Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 1, 2020
And Legend shared his wife’s post with a message of love for Jack:
In the comments of their posts, fans left message after message of support and condolence, deeply saddened to see the family’s suffering. Amongst those people were a number of celebrities, all of whom sent their loves and prayers:
When people are grieving, they might not be able to reach back to people reaching out, but knowing the hands are there can make all the difference.
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