Chrissy Teigen’s heart-wrenching announcement on social media that she and her hubby, musician Jon Legend, have lost their third child, a son, has us in tears this morning.
“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” the model and cookbook author posted on Twitter just a few hours ago. “How can this be real?”
Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 1, 2020
She also posted a black-and-white snap on Twitter and Instagram, showing her in tears while sitting on the edge of a hospital bed.
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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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Chrissy, who has two other kids with her hubby, Luna and Miles, has been open about their fertility issues and that the baby had been conceived with IVF treatment.
“For some reason we’d started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,” she told her followers on social media. “So, he will always be Jack to us.”
Earlier this week, Chrissy appeared to be in good spirits, even after being hospitalised on Sunday night with pregnancy complications. In one video, she even joked with her hubby, who had apparently thought that her hospital room came with a minibar..
But on Tuesday, she wrote on Twitter that she had just experienced a “really scary morning.”
“Huge clot, almost save-worthy,” she wrote. “The scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours. I never thought I’d relief sigh so much in my liiiiife.”
Yesterday (Wednesday), she wrote that despite many blood transfusions, her baby had not been able to get the fluids he needed.
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.
“On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out,” she added. “But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.”
Chrissy joins a long list of celebrities who have broken a social taboo in recent years to speak out about pregnancy loss. (Others include Michelle Obama, the singers Beyoncé and Celine Dion, and the actresses Brooke Shields and Kirstie Alley.) And, the announcement has sparked an outpouring of support for the couple, with many people thanking them for being so open about their grief.
Jon shared Chrissy’s post, adding “We love you Jack”, followed with 5 black hearts.
We love you, Jack 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 https://t.co/ySFzJB5e6k
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 1, 2020
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