John Legend and Chrissy Teigen recently shared every parent’s nightmare when they lost their pregnancy after serious complications.
Legend and Teigen announced in mid-August that they were expecting another baby. Soon after Teigen began documenting some of the complications she was experiencing with the pregnancy leading up to a hospitalization on Sunday night after excessive bleeding.
The hospitalization ended in a tragedy that more women than people are aware of suffer.
For that reason, Teigen opted to be as open with the public as she has been with all the successes in her life, marriage and motherhood.
Teigen posted on Instagram, alongside several somber pictures of the moments she and husband Legend experienced.
“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.”
Teigen shared her statement on Twitter as well.
Pregnancy loss is far too common and often kept under wraps, despite the emotional toll it takes on women.
Michelle Obama wrote in her 2018 memoir Becoming:
“What nobody tells you is that miscarriage happens all the time, to more women than you’d ever guess, given the relative silence around it.”
“I learned this only after I mentioned that I’d miscarried to a couple of friends, who responded by heaping me with love and support and also their own miscarriage stories.”
Legend wrote his own tribute on Twitter, simply saying:
“We love you, Jack.”
We send our deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the family at this time.