Last week Chrissy Teigen shared the devastating news that she'd lost her baby
On Thursday 1 October, Chrissy Teigen revealed that she had suffered pregnancy loss, saying that she and husband John Legend were 'shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before'.
Though her post was met with controversy, Chrissy's documenting of the grief she shared with husband John Legend, many felt her willingness to let the world in on such a painful, vulnerable moment was a show of solidarity with those who have suffered through baby loss, which is still something often struggled through in private, behind closed doors.
'The pain after a baby dies is raw, traumatic, devastating – people shy away from being near such strong emotions even if it’s their own families and friends who are suffering,' Dr Clea Harmer, chief executive of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, told the Irish News. 'To protect themselves, many people choose not to think about or talk about something that feels so difficult.'
Speaking out is not easy, and especially when you have the eyes of the world on you, but Chrissy Teigen isn't the only celebrity to have bravely spoken out about baby loss and the pain that surrounds it. Here, we take a look at the other famous faces who have spoken about their struggle with baby loss...
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