Chrissy Teigen has returned to social media almost a month after pregnancy loss. She shared the story of her pregnancy complications in an emotional essay. Teigen thanked everyone for the overwhelming love and support her and her husband John Legend have received.
Chrissy’s Heartfelt Letter
Chrissy Teigen published an essay explaining the heartbreaking experience of losing her child, Jack. She captioned the post on Instagram, “I didn’t know how to come back to real life so I wrote this piece for Medium with hopes that I can somehow move on but as soon as I posted it, tears flew out because it felt so….final. I don’t want to ever not remember Jack.”
In the essay she posted to Medium, she explains in detail the complications of her pregnancy. Teigen was diagnosed with “partial placenta abruption.” She has been very open on social media about the things she experienced during the pregnancy. One detail she explained was heavy bleeding. She spent time in the hospital for heavy bleeding, more than the usual bleeding, and came to the horrible realization that her baby wasn’t going to make it.
Anyone writing such a personal essay would get emotional after experiencing that. “Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again,” she wrote. “Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.”When she shared their loss on Instagram, she posted raw pictures of their sadness.
She went on to explain her sadness that she feels she made the world is feeling with her. “I feel bad our grief was so public because I made the joy so public. I was excited to share our news with the world. Stories leading up to this had been chronicled for all. It’s hard to look at them now. I was so positive it would be okay. I feel bad that I made you all feel bad. I always will.”
Teigen finishes by stating that the essay was a necessary step for her to move on but she will never forget her son, Jack. “I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so. Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see,” she said.
Chrissy Teigen shared the sad news of her loss on Instagram with raw photos of how the couple was feeling and what they were experiencing in the hospital. She explained that her husband didn’t understand why she wanted to take the photos but she told him and her mother that she needed them. “I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it.”
“He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after [son Miles Theodore, 2, and daughter Luna Simone, 4½]. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”
The grieving mother brushed off the haters but has received an overwhelmingly supportive response. Many sharing similar photos in the hospital after they lost their children. People commented that they appreciate how brave she is.
“These photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me,” Teigen added.
People’s Love And Support
The support for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend was spread across social media. She received kind words from families who can relate to people who support the couple.
I had a miscarriage almost two months ago now and those photos touched the part of how so many of us feel silently inside. I just love you @chrissyteigen for living your experience and giving strength to others like me. https://t.co/qgBi34t5Dg pic.twitter.com/jjM9VbFrGM
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) October 29, 2020
— Ms. Anonymous (@msanonymousme) October 29, 2020
Personal note- I know that face Chrissy. I lost my son Max unexpectedly b4 his birth and I wore my heart on my sleeve too for awhile. Thank you again for making it ok for all of us to grieve out loud
— ObamaStan #blacklivesmatter (@cbroderick4) October 29, 2020
Even Hillary Clinton thanked Chrissy for her bravery which Chrissy later expresses her gratitude for Clinton’s well wishes.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 28, 2020
.@chrissyteigen I often say it is our charge to not only occupy space but to create it, to share our struggles to liberate others and build community in moments of hurt and heartbreak. Thank you for doing exactly that. ♥️ https://t.co/VuVlZ5qSl3
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 29, 2020
Beautifully written… I cried for you and Jack. I cried for me and Bergen. Twenty two years and I still cry and I’ll never forget, but I’m filled with love and joy for my family. And I’m thrilled for expectant parents! Here are Bergen’s feet 💔 pic.twitter.com/VoVshOTjTF
— Melissa (@Mel_V_1) October 28, 2020
Chrissy’s Instagram Stories
Chrissy returned to sharing Instagram stories of her adorable children and her yummy food videos. She posted a video of some vegetables in the oven with the caption, “I’ve missed posting my cookbook journey. I am so incredibly proud. It will absolutely be my best ever. I got to step away from the world and do something I love, but truly missed being able to bring you along for the journey,” Teigen continued. “I love and missed you guys. I’m back!”
She also shared videos of her and her daughter Luna making fun pancakes. Luna made a pancake that was shaped like a lion and Chrissy made one shaped like an ice cream cone.
Fans are happy to see Chrissy back on social media showing her strength with her story. Many people appreciating her for sharing her story knowing so many families have gone through the same or similar experiences.