Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have opened up about their “complete and utter grief” after losing their baby to a miscarriage.
The star couple sat down with Good Morning America for a candid conversation about the death of their unborn baby boy – who they named Jack – in September.
“Every day is so different,” 34-year-old Teigen said. “When people ask how I’m doing, I say, ‘I’m OK, today.’”
“We’ve been through so many challenges together and they’ve made her stronger, and I know that doesn’t always happen when people go through tragedy,” Legend said of his wife.
“But I feel like the challenges we face together have made us feel even more sure about who we are together as a couple, and who we are as a family.”
Hours after losing their baby, both Chrissy and John shared a number of intimate black-and-white photos from the hospital on social media.
One shows Chrissy sobbing while sitting in her hospital bed while another captures the devastated couple cradling their baby’s body.
The images drew plenty of supportive comments, but also some criticism.
Legend admitted that while he found taking the photos to be difficult, the snaps gave the couple something to remember their son by.
‘Chrissy felt like, really, one of the ways we would carry on Jack’s memory was to take pictures of that moment,’ he said.
‘I was worried, I was like, I don’t want to commemorate this pain.”
“But the crazy thing about having a miscarriage is you don’t walk away with anything, you have this emptiness, and we wanted to take the photos so we had something to remember him by.’
Chrissy hit out at critics of the photos, insisting that she ‘doesn’t care’ about anyone who was ‘offended or disgusted’ by them.
‘I understand it could be that way for people, [but] it’s designed for the people that were hurting,’ she said, despite noting that ‘John was very uncomfortable taking them’.
Legend said his wife’s “courage” to post such candid photos “meant so much to so many people” who have also experienced miscarriages.