John Legend has spoken out about he and Chrissy Teigen’s decision to share pictures soon after losing their baby Jack in 2020. Teigen, 36, suffered a miscarriage in September that year, a day after telling fans that she’d been admitted to the hospital for excessive bleeding.
While updating the public about the pregnancy loss, the model shared black and white photos of her and Legend embracing, taken immediately after the event. “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen captioned the Instagram post. “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.”
She concluded, “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.”
Many responded to the pictures with support and encouraging words, while some questioned why they’d chosen to release pictures of such an intimate nature.
In a new interview, with The Guardian Legend, 43, explained that the tragic loss has influenced his upcoming music, and recounted how it felt to share their experience with the world. “It was raw, sharing our experience,” Legend said. “I was worried but our instinct was to do it because people knew we were pregnant and Chrissy felt like she needed to tell the story completely about what happened.”
In terms of the responses they received from fans, he went on to say that he was “amazed” by how much love and support came their way. He added,: “Also, we found out how many other families have gone through this. It was a powerful and brave thing that Chrissy did to share that because it made so many people feel like they were seen and that they weren’t alone.”
The “All of Me” singer and Teigen have been married since 2013 and share daughter Luna, 6, and four-year-old son Miles.