Teigen’s message was brief but comforting
Chrissy Teigen took to social media for the first time since losing her child, a boy she and husband John Legend named Jack, on Sept. 30. Though it was a brief statement, fans were happy to know the mom-of-two is doing “okay.”
“We are quiet but we are okay,” Teigen wrote in a brief note on Instagram. “Love you all so much.” She also took a screengrab of a tweet Legend shared of song he wrote called “Never Break” for his wife after their devastating loss. Legend performed the song during the Billboard Music Awards.
“This is for Chrissy,” the singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter Thursday, sharing a YouTube link to his performance of “Never Break” on Wednesday.
“I love and cherish you and our family so much,” Legend continued in the tweet. “We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments. What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility.”
This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. https://t.co/4dAGhlFzZ0
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 16, 2020
More than anything, we’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence. It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone.— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 16, 2020
I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready. But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families.— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 16, 2020
“I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test,” Legend wrote. “We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient.”
Teigen announced on Sept. 30 that she and Legend lost her pregnancy in a heartbreaking post, saying in part, “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.”
She continued: “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.”
Legend mentioned in his tweets that the couple have been helped by others sharing their stories of pregnancy loss, saying that “it’s comforting to know we’re not alone. I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready,” he added. “But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families.”
In the coming months, Teigen will likely open up as she has so many times, sharing her experiences with the world so that we don’t feel so alone. For now, it’s good to hear they are doing okay.