Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak out together for the first time on their devastating loss

John Legend praises “courageous” Chrissy Teigen as the couple open up

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have suffered unimaginable grief this year as their son Jack was lost at around the 20th week of pregnancy. 

Now the couple have spoken out for the first time together about their loss. They have revealed that their aim when posting the heart-wrenching hospital pictures of Chrissy during this time was to help bring comfort. 

They wished to let other families going through the same thing know that they are not alone.

What have Chrissy Teigen and John Legend been through?

Chrissy and John first announced on 30 September that they had lost their baby son at around 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The pair named their baby Jack and Chrissy shared truly heart-breaking pictures taken of them with him at the hospital.

‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before’, she wrote in her caption.

How have Chrissy Teigen and John Legend coped with grief?

Speaking to Good Morning America, Chrissy revealed that following this tragic event, she gave herself permission “to have complete and utter grief”. 

She also reflected on the fact that when it comes to handling grief, “every day is different so when people ask me how I'm doing I say 'I'm ok, today'.

Why did Chrissy and John post the pictures?

Now the couple have revealed the reasoning for posting such deeply personal pictures. 

In their interview with Good Morning America, Chrissy stated: "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."

Miles Theodore Stephens, John Legend, Luna Simone Stephens, and Chrissy Teigen attend Netflix's "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" drive-in premiere at The Grove

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John supported his wife’s statement, stating that when they shared the news, “it really meant so much to so many people”. 

Chrissy agreed, revealing she has had thousands of letters written to her since sharing this heart-breaking experience.

Her husband spoke of how, “Chrissy felt… that one of the ways we would carry on Jack’s memory was taking pictures of that moment.”

Why did they decide to take the pictures?

The singer admitted that he had been “worried” about taking the pictures. His initial concern stemmed from not wanting to “commemorate this pain”. 

However he went on to explain that: “the crazy thing about having a miscarriage, is you don’t walk away with anything, you have this emptiness." 

Ultimately, John revealed “we wanted to take the photos so that we had something to remember.”

He praised Chrissy, calling her “courageous” and revealed that their shared heartbreak has made them stronger. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!