How John Legend & Wife Chrissy Teigen Are Dealing with Their Son’s Death

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Getty Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Chrissy Teigen, along with husband John Legend, shared openly about infertility struggles and IVF, pregnancy complications and even the loss of their baby. Then, they fell silent.

Teigen announced September 30, 2020 she lost her pregnancy and their third child, a son who they named Jack. Teigen had written on Twitter about her pregnancy complications and hospitalization in the days leading up to the death of their son. After about two weeks of silence on social media, she posted a brief update on October 16, 2020.

“We are quiet but we are okay,” she wrote on Instagram. “Love you all so much.”

Legend joined The Voice in 2019, and is returning for season 19. The season premiere is tonight, Monday, October 19, 2020 on NBC.

Here’s what you need to know:


Teigen Said She & Legend Are ‘Quiet, But Okay’ Two Weeks After Her Pregnancy Loss

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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. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.  We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . 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.  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.

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Teigen broke her silence on Instagram October 16, 2020 with a brief post, sharing screenshots of tweets from her husband.

“We are quiet but we are okay. Love you all so much,” she wrote.

Teigen wrote openly about her pain after the loss of her pregnancy in the hours after the unexpected tragedy. She shared a photo on Instagram, tears running down her face as she was prepared for the epidural. The heartbreaking photo series included a picture of Teigen and Legend cradling their son and Legend holding Teigen’s hand in the hospital bed.

She wrote:

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.

Just a few minutes after the announcement, she wrote on Twitter, “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.”


Legend Dedicated His Song ‘Never Break’ to Wife, Chrissy at the Billboard Music Awards

Legend dedicated his song, “Never Break,” to his wife, Teigen, at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in the days after their pregnancy loss. He wrote about his wife’s strength through challenges and through pregnancies and parenthood.

He said the song was written about his faith in their strength and their love. He went on to thank their fans for their support, and said they have heard many stories of people who have gone through similar experiences. He concluded by saying Teigen will likely share more when she is ready to do so.

He wrote:

This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments. What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility. I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards, words of comfort and empathy. We feel and appreciate your love and support more than you know. More than anything, we’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence. It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone. I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready. But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families.