Chrissy Teigen Says She Lost Her Baby Son Jack Through An Abortion That Saved Her Life
In a new statement, Chrissy Teigen shares more details regarding the loss of her son, Jack.
She opened up about her “heartbreaking decisions” during her pregnancy during Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit on Thursday.
A couple of years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John, and my third child, I had to make some difficult and heartbreaking decisions. Teigen told Entertainment Tonight at Thursday’s event that it became apparent that he and I wouldn’t survive without medical intervention.
At Thursday’s event, the cookbook author clarified for the first time that she had had a life-saving abortion, despite previously labeling her loss a pregnancy loss.
To be honest, I never, ever put the two together until, actually, a few months ago. “Let’s just call it what it was: An abortion.” “An abortion to save my life for a baby that had no chance of survival.”
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year, her husband, John Legend, was the first to acknowledge what had happened.
Teigen said he fell silent, wondering why he didn’t understand it that way. “I told the world we had a miscarriage, and the news said we had a miscarriage.” Eventually, I became frustrated that I didn’t tell her what it was, and I felt silly because it had taken me more than a year to realize we had had an abortion.”
The 43-year-old couple, who share daughter Luna Simone, 6, and son Miles Theodore, 4, are expecting a third child.
Her moving essay for Medium in 2020 details losing Jack at 20 weeks after a partial placenta abruption and posting photos of her grieving on social media.
She wrote, “I asked my mother and John to take pictures, regardless of how uncomfortable I thought it would be. I explained to him that I would not have to ask for pictures ever again. He hated it.”
“At the time, it didn’t make sense to him. However, Teigen said, “I knew I had to remember this moment forever, just like I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, and just like I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles.” In my mind, this story had to be shared.”
It doesn’t matter to me how much you hate the photos, or how little I care that you wouldn’t have done them. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more importantly, these photos are not for anyone but the people who have experienced something similar or are curious enough to wonder what it is like. I am only sending these photos to those who need them. It does not matter to me what people think.”
She announced last month that she and the “All of Me” singer Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Expecting Another Baby 22 Months After Suffering Pregnancy Loss”>are expecting another child.
She captioned the snaps, which showed her wearing a crop top and lace underwear, “The last few years have been a blur of emotions, but joy has returned to our home and hearts.” 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as you can see! ), we’re coming up with another one.
She admitted that she was nervous about the pregnancy following the loss of Jack. “Each appointment I used to think, ‘if it’s healthy today, I’ll announce.’ But then I heard the heartbeat, and I decided I was still too nervous.”