Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Miscarriage and Thanks People for Their Love

Chrissy Teigen talks about what it was like going through her miscarriage and thanks everyone for the countless amount of support and love she has received. 


Elizabeth Perkin

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: October 28th, 2020 10:43 pm pst

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Chrissy Teigen has spent the last month off social media, processing the loss of her third child, Jack Legend. At only 20 weeks pregnant Chrissy had to sadly deliver her second son, after over a month of uncontrollable bleeding, bed rest, and countless blood transfusions. 

She wrote an article expressing her thoughts on what she went through and the response that she has received from friends, celebrities, fans, and other women who have gone through miscarriages. 

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I didn’t know how to come back to real life so I wrote this piece for Medium with hopes that I can somehow move on but as soon as I posted it, tears flew out because it felt so….final. I don’t want to ever not remember jack. . . Thank you to everyone who has been so kind. Thank you to the incredible doctors who tried so hard to make our third life a reality. Thank you to my friends and family and our entire household for taking care of me through all the adult diaper changes, bed rest and random hugs. Thank you John for being my best friend and love of my life. A lot of people think of the woman in times like this but I will never forget that john also suffered through these past months, while doing everything he could to take care of me. I am surrounded, in a human therapy blanket of love. I am grateful and healing and feel so incredibly lucky to witness such love.

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She started the article by thanking everyone for their messages, notes, and countless flowers. Chrissy wrote, “it feels right to begin with a thank you.”

People who messaged with “you probably won’t read this, but…” or “you don’t have to respond to this, but…” were some of the best parts of the letters as she felt overwhelmed at first, and thought she had to respond to everyone. 

The honesty Chrissy shared about what it was like to deliver when everyone else on the labor and delivery floor was so happy. “People cheered and laughed right outside our door, understandably for a new life born and celebrated. You kind of wonder how anyone is thinking about anyone but you.”

Her doctors classified it as partial placenta abruption and she was trying to make it to a “safer” zone of 28 weeks. In all honesty, she shared that she only saw the positives of the information her doctors were telling her all the way up until the end. 

“Silently twisting their negative words into positives, thinking that everything might still turn out okay,” says Chrissy. 

The photos that were shared on September 30 when she announced her miscarriage were not easy for John to take as she went through this experience. 

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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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“I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was. He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever.”

She went on to explain that the photos she shared are for people who have also gone through miscarriages, those curious about it, and those who need them. 

Chrissy says that her heart feels full of love as she will always remember and carry her son, Jack with her. His ashes will be placed in the soil of a tree that they bought with his room in mind at their new home. 

Celebrities and friends continue to show their support to Chrissy and John and thank them for being so open about something that hasn’t been discussed a lot in society today.

Hilary Clinton replied to Chrissy’s tweet thanking her for sharing her story to help others. Chrissy replied to her saying that she is honored that Clinton shared her story.

Paris Hilton wrote a heartfelt message to Teigen applauding her for her courage.

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John Legend, her supportive husband shared touching words on her post. 

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Ellen DeGeneres commented on Teigen’s post how her honesty will help others. 

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Chelsea Handler see’s Chrissy as brave for sharing her story with everyone.

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Sophia Bush believes Chrissy’s post will help others too.

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You can read Chrissy entire letter here: https://chrissyteigen.medium.com/hi-2e45e6faf764

We continue to send our love and support to Chrissy, John and everyone who has gone through this experience.

   

About The Author:

Elizabeth Perkin is a senior multimedia, broadcast journalist at Emerson College. She is working on completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in business studies. She is one of the AfterBuzz TV’s fall 2020 interns. Perkin loves all things entertainment and is a huge reality TV junkie!

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