Chrissy Teigen Pens Emotional Essay As She Returns To Social Media After Loss Of Baby Jack

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: Frazer Harrison - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frazer Harrison - Getty Images

From ELLE

Chrissy Teigen has shared an emotional, personal and open essay about grief following the loss of her baby, Jack.

Earlier this month, Teigen and her husband John Legend confirmed that their third child had died pre-term in hospital. The couple spoke of their 'deep loss' as they shared heartbreaking pictures from the hospital to chronicle their experience.

After taking an understandable month break from social media to process these initial stages of grief, Teigen returned on Tuesday evening (October 28). Before resuming with the cooking videos fans love following her for, Teigen thanked her followers for their kind messages and words of late. She also took the opportunity to speak openly about her grief, noting that she knew she had to address it before she could 'move on from this and return back to life'.

The TV presenter confirmed what had happened to the 20-week-old baby, explaining that prior to losing Jack she was losing a lot of blood and her placenta was weak (she was diagnosed with a partial placenta abruption).

'It was time to say goodbye. He just wouldn't survive this and if it went on any longer I might not either,' Teigen wrote in the essay.

'I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.'

Teigen explained how she knew she wanted her experience in the hospital to be documented with pictures, taken by her husband.

'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 Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.'

The model gave an update on to how she has been doing over the past few weeks, detailing the unpredictable nature of grief explaining how she finds herself 'randomly crying', but then motioning into 'gut laughing' at an Instagram post and feeling happy for the two 'wonderful' children she has, Luna and Miles.

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