The famed couple were beaming with joy about welcoming another child to their fold and planned on calling the baby Jack, but pregnancy complications resulted in a loss of the couple’s baby. John Legend’s recent performance at Billboard Music Award was full of emotions, as he dedicated it to his wife Chrissy Teigen and the tragic death of their son.
John performed “Never Break” from his new album Bigger Love. The ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic in April and was conducted by Kelly Clarkson. She commended the couple’s strength on account of the couple’s personal tragedy.
The couple shared that Chrissy was pregnant in August in Legend’s music video “Wild.” The model appeared holding her baby bump as John embraced her.
It is unclear whether the baby was stillborn or died shortly after birth.
On her Instagram account Teigen wrote “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before.” Teigen was half-way through her pregnancy when she lost the child. She mentioned on her instagram that she was hospitalized because of excessive bleeding from her placenta. The model wrote that despite several blood transfusions, the baby boy couldn’t get enough fluids.
Teigen is an active user on Instagram with millions of followers who appreciate her sincerity and openness. Chrissy also uses instagram to support progressive causes. The model said that her first two pregnancies were “easy peasy”, so she called the lossa “punishment” for saying so. Fans offered their support and condolences after the heartbreaking news.
The model is among a growing number of celebrities to speak up openly about pregnancy loss. The list includes Beyonce, Michelle Obama and Kristie Alley. The news found resonance with women around the globe, as miscarriages are often spoken about in hushed tones. Miscarriages happen more often to women you’d have never guessed, and it’s a sigh of painful relief to see it spoken about more.