John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John and Chrissy announced via Instagram that they suffered a pregnancy loss on September 30.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” she wrote in a heartfelt 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.”
After sharing their loss with followers, the couple took a break from social media. Chrissy returned to Instagram and shared a message with fans on October 17.
“We are quiet but we are okay. Love you all so much,” she wrote.
The model opened up about the experience in an essay written for Medium on October 27. She explained that she was diagnosed with a partial placenta abruption 20 weeks into her pregnancy.
“I had always had placenta problems,” Chrissy wrote. “I had to deliver Miles a month early because his stomach wasn’t getting enough food from my placenta. But this was my first abruption. We monitored it very closely, hoping for things to heal and stop. In bed, I bled and bled, lightly but all day, changing my own diapers every couple of hours when the blood got uncomfortable to lay in. I actually became an adult diaper expert for my own personal entertainment.”
Once her bleeding got “heavier and heavier” her doctor said, “it was time to say goodbye.” Chrissy also thanked everyone who reached out to her via social media.
“After we first lost Jack, I found myself incredibly worried that I wasn’t able to thank everyone for their extreme kindness. Many shared incredible personal experiences, some shared books and poems,” she said. “I wanted to thank everyone, share our story with each individual person. But I knew I was in no state to. For me, the ‘no need to respond’ note was such a true relief. I thank you for each and every one of those.”
The couple first revealed that they were expecting their third child together when he released the music video for his song “Wild” on August 13, 2020. In the visual, she showed off her growing baby bump, and fans were pretty excited about it. She also displayed her growing stomach in a Twitter selfie one day later.
On September 17, the model accidentally revealed that the couple was expecting a baby boy.
“The baby is really, really healthy and he’s big,” she said in an Instagram video. Then adding, “Oops.”