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Chrissy Teigen, 36, and her husband John Legend are expecting another child but she has now opened up about the heartbreaking loss of her son Jack in 2020, when she was forced to terminate her pregnancy to ensure she survived. The television personality is a mother to Luna and Miles but has since revealed she underwent an abortion in the wake of the Roe vs Wade – a decision in the US that has seen some states introduce a ban on terminating pregnancies.
“It became very clear about halfway through that [my baby] wouldn’t survive – and I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention
The Sports Illustrated model tragically lost her son halfway through her pregnancy in October 2020, and has been vocal about how it affected her.
In a new interview, Chrissy explained she had to undergo an abortion as a means of survival and it was not a miscarriage.
The television personality shared: “It became very clear about halfway through that [my baby] wouldn’t survive – and I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention.”
She admitted that she’d had to make “difficult and heartbreaking decisions” when she learned her baby boy’s life could not be saved.
“Let’s just call it what it was – an abortion,” she declared. “An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance.”
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Chrissy shares a six-year-old daughter, Luna, and a four-year-old son, Miles, with musical maverick John Legend.
The happy couple is also expecting another new arrival in 2023.
However, she still suffers from the heartbreak surrounding the lost son she had already named Jack.
She struggled to make sense of what had happened until a conversation with her hitmaker husband confirmed to her that she hadn’t actually miscarried.
“I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said we’d had a miscarriage,” she lamented.
“I became really frustrated that I didn’t in the first place say what it was,” she continued in her candid chat with the Hollywood Reporter.
“I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to understand that what we’d actually had was an abortion.”
Meanwhile, John has also spoken out about the tragedy, revealing that for him too, the grief process is still ongoing.
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He had been hesitant about whether he should share their ordeal at all – but Chrissy had prompted him.
“I think Chrissy was really right in encouraging us to share it,” he told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs following their loss.
The pair had realised it could help to tell their story to make others in similar situations realise they weren’t alone.
“I think it really was powerful for a lot of people and way more people than anybody realises go through this,” he declared.
Speaking of other survivors’ stories, he added: “They told us they felt alone a lot of times.
“Us sharing our experience helped other people realise they felt less alone and.. that there was a community of people going through it.”
Meanwhile, John has since shared on the Today Show in the USA that he is “cautiously optimistic” about welcoming a new baby following the announcement of Chrissy’s fourth pregnancy.
He also believes his new album Legend will help others, with the song Pieces targeting the thorny topic of “loss and broken hearts”.
For emotional support, you can contact Miscarriage Association’s pregnancy loss helpline on 01924 200799 or email [email protected]
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