Chrissy Teigen and John Legend lost their child to pregnancy complications, the couple said on September 30 on their social media accounts.
“We’re shocked and in the kind of deep pain that you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen wrote on Instagram. “We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids it needed, despite bags and bags with blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. “
She went on to explain that she and Legend usually don’t name their babies until the “last possible moment before they’re born.” But they had already “started calling that little guy in my stomach Jack,”
Teigen then thanked those who had sent prayers and positive energy along the way. “We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we have been able to experience,” continued Teigen. “But everyday life cannot be full of sunshine. On this darkest day we will mourn, we will scream our eyes out. But we’re going to hug harder and love and get through. “
Earlier this week, after weeks of strict bed rest, Teigen went to the hospital for excessive bleeding, SELF previously reported. Although light bleeding is usually not an issue during pregnancy, Teigen said she “definitely has no spots” because her bleeding was heavier and now more constant. Teigen also mentioned that her placenta was “really, really weak”.
At the time, she said the bleeding was “obviously very bad,” but assured her followers that she was receiving excellent care and doing all she could. “All we do now is make sure he’s got plenty of fluids and that I’m obviously resting as much as possible,” she said earlier. “It’s just hard because there’s not much you can do.” Teigen later said she also received two blood transfusions at the hospital. But as she said on Instagram, it wasn’t enough.
Along with the announcement, the couple shared somber photos of their experiences, including Teigen crying on their hospital bed and the couple holding hands and mourning.
We obviously don’t know exactly what happened. Teigen and Legend may wish to privately mourn their loss before giving further details, if any. What we do know is that this type of heartbreaking loss can occur in a number of different ways.