Chrissy Teigen Got a Tattoo to Honor Her Son Jack After His Death

Hilary Weaver
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Photo credit: Toni Anne Barson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Toni Anne Barson - Getty Images


A month ago, Chrissy Teigen revealed that the baby she and her husband, John Legend, were expecting, had died.

She wrote, 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.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."

In a tweet today, Teigen revealed that she had gotten a tattoo on her wrist in honor of Jack. The scrawled tattoo simply reads "Jack."

She got the tattoo to go along with the others that she has for her son and daughter, Luna and Miles, and for her husband.

A couple of weeks after she announced Jack's death, Teigen posted a tweet Legend wrote for her with the following note: "We are quiet but we are okay. Love you all so much."

Last week, she shared an essay she wrote for Medium about the loss she and her family experienced. She reflected on the responses she got from fans about the photos she shared of her experience delivering a son who would not survive.

"I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos," she said. "How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me....I wrote this because I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so. Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see. Thank you so much to every single person who has had us in their thoughts or gone as far as to send us your love and stories. We are so incredibly lucky."

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