John Legend Analyze Chrissy Teigen’s “Really Powerful” Choice to Share Her Pregnancy Loss in Public
The “All of Me” singer was up about why his wife made the difficult choice to publicly declare that they had lost their son Jack while the model was just 20 weeks pregnant, nearly two years after the pair made the tragic announcement.
“That was difficult,” John recalled on BBC’s Desert Island Discs podcast Aug. 7. “I was hesitant to share it. But I think Chrissy was really right in encouraging us to share it because I think they really were powerful for a lot of people, and way more people than anybody realizes go through this.”
John noted that their decision to share their loss with the public helped other people who were dealing with the same thing.
They frequently mentioned feeling alone, and by sharing our experiences, we made individuals feel less alone, he continued. There was a group of individuals going through it, therefore Chrissy’s decision to share it was, in my opinion, quite sensible and strong because it helped a lot of people.
In Sept. 2020, John and Chrissy—also parents to daughter Luna, 6, and son Miles, 4—announced that they suffered a pregnancy loss after the Cravings author was hospitalized for excessive bleeding.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Chrissy wrote at the time on Instagram. “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.”
On August 3, Chrissy published pictures of herself showing off her expanding baby bump and saying, “To put it mildly, the last few years have been a whirlwind of feelings, but happiness has returned to our house and to our hearts. After a billion shots (mostly in the leg lately, as you can see! ), we are expecting another.”
She went on, “Every time I have an appointment, I tell myself, “Ok, if it’s healthy today, I’ll announce,” but then I hear a heartbeat and decide I’m still too nervous. I doubt I’ll ever leave a meeting feeling more thrilled than anxious, but thus far, everything is lovely and flawless, and I’m filled with hope and amazement.”