Chrissy Teigen just shared a heartbreaking update with her fans on Instagram—and we are sending our love and sympathy.
On Wednesday, the model and cookbook author confirmed that she and John Legend are now mourning the loss of their baby after experiencing devastating pregnancy complications. Alongside a series of vulnerable photos with her husband at the hospital, Teigen 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."
The 34-year-old model also revealed that she and Legend already had a name in mind for their little boy. "We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital," she revealed. "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."
She continued, "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."
The sad news comes just a few days after Teigen was admitted at the hospital for severe pregnancy bleeding. After she received blood transfusions, she recalled having a "scary morning" when doctors found a "huge clot." At the time, she tweeted that it was "almost save-worthy" and that "the scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours."
It's the kind of openness and transparency that fans would expect from Teigen, who currently shares both Luna and Miles with her husband. And now, countless fans and celebrities are offering their love and support. Viola Davis wrote, "So very sorry Chrissy and John. A big virtual hug of love, love, love...and more." Angela Kinsey added, "My heart is breaking for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all of my love."
To her followers, Teigen wrote, "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."
Even as Teigen grieves this unfortunate and untimely loss, we can't help but admire her honesty and selflessness, which will undoubtedly help and inspire other women who have experienced the same. Sending all of our love to Teigen and her family.