Chrissy Teigen and John Legend open up about grief after the loss of their baby, Jack

Abigail Malbon
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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have spoken together for the first time about the loss of their baby Jack, explaining that they wanted the photos they shared after the devastating news to help comfort other families experiencing the same thing.

On September 30, Chrissy her husband John shared the heartbreaking news that they'd lost their baby boy Jack at around 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Chrissy shared a series of black and white photos taken with Jack in the hospital, writing in a heartbreaking caption, "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before."

Speaking in an interview with Good Morning America, Chrissy said: "I definitely gave myself permission to have complete and utter grief.

"Every day is different so when people ask me how I'm doing I say 'I'm ok, today'."

When asked about sharing the pictures from hospital, Chrissy said: "I don't care if you were offended or disgusted. I understand it can be that way for people, but it was designed for the people that were hurting."

John then added: "[Chrissy] felt like really, that one of the ways we would carry on Jack’s memory was taking pictures of that moment. I was worried, I was like, 'I don’t want to like commemorate this pain.'

"But the crazy thing about having a miscarriage, is you don’t walk away with anything, you have this emptiness," he explained. "And we wanted to take the photos so that we had something to remember."

John also called his wife "courageous" and said the heartache has made their marriage stronger. Our thoughts are with the couple and their family.

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