By Emma Dooney
Chrissy Teigen has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex wrote to her after the death of her son last year.
The former supermodel shared the devastating news of her stillborn baby, Jack, in October, via a heartbreaking message to her 34.5m Instagram followers. She detailed the ordeal in an essay the following month, providing an in-depth account of her pregnancy, labor, and recovery. The candid piece was met with an outpouring of support from adoring fans, fellow mothers, and A-list celebrities – one of whom also just happens to be royal.
Chrissy opened up about her relationship with Meghan Markle in a recent TV appearance, telling an audience member that the duchess has always been sweet to her.
"Yeah, she's been so kind to me ever since we connected," she said on the aftershow of Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live. "She had written to me about baby Jack. But yeah, she is really wonderful and so kind – just as kind as everyone says she is."
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Chrissy was also quick to defend her royal friend against her many critics, condemning the level of vitriol aimed at the American duchess.
"That's why you look at everything and you're like, 'My God, what is absolutely wrong with people that they have to make this person out to be so malicious or so crazy?' when it's just as simple as them being as kind as everyone says they are."
She also revealed she had watched Prince Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last month and found herself shocked by the revelations of the special. "I think when I ended up watching it, it was like 'Holy [expletive] this is big,'" she said. "But also I waited a long time to watch it, so I'd already heard so much about it."
Chrissy and Meghan may not have the exact same background, but the pair share more in common than you might think. They are both mix-raced Americans, having been born to parents of different ethnicities. Chrissy hails from Thai and Norwegian roots, while Meghan's background is African and German. They also boast equally impressive resumés, with the duchess starring in the legal drama series Suits and Chrissy leading a successful modeling career.
It's likely they were able to bond over their similar experiences with pregnancy and loss as well. Meghan also suffered a miscarriage after the birth of her first baby, Archie. Like Chrissy, she chose to go public with the news, penning an emotional article on the ordeal in The New York Times. She has since announced she and Harry are expecting their second child, a baby girl, who is due to born this summer.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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