Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Share Struggles With Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend recently announced some devastating news: They suffered a stillbirth about halfway through their pregnancy with their third child, a boy they called Jack.
Teigen announced the heartbreaking complication on her Instagram page, following a hospital stint for excessive bleeding from her placenta. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before," Teigen shared in the Instagram post. "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."
This isn't the first time that Teigen and Legend, who wed in 2013, have openly discussed pregnancy complications. The couple's two children—Luna, 4, and Miles, 2—were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) because of infertility struggles. That's why the couple was shocked to get pregnant naturally with their third child.
In fact, Teigen shared on a Twitter thread that she's taken pregnancy tests almost every month for "many years"—including a few weeks after she got breast reduction surgery in June. "So the morning of John's album release, he wakes up at 3am to do good morning america. I woke up with him and was like man, should take my monthly test to be disappointed... I was not disappointed. But I was scared s---less. Was pretty positive you shouldn't get your boobs out while pregnant? Pretty sure."
Fans started speculating about the pregnancy after Legend, 41, released a music video for his song “Wild,” which also featured Teigen, 34. The couple romantically embraced throughout the music video, and at the end, she put her hands over a burgeoning baby bump.
The supermodel and cookbook author later revealed the pregnancy on social media. "Look at this third baby s---... Oh my God." she captioned the photo, which pictured her cradling her belly while wearing black leggings.
Tiegen has thanked everyone for the thoughts and prayers in this dark time. "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," she wrote on Instagram. "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."