On Thursday 1 October, Teigen shared a post on social media revealing that she and Legend had suffered the loss of their third child after experiencing excessive bleeding during her pregnancy.
The model wrote that they are “shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before”, sharing a series of black-and-white photographs of herself and her husband in hospital.
“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough,” the 34-year-old said.
“On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.”
Teigen and Legend have received numerous messages of support since sharing their devastating news.
“We’re always here for you and love you guys so much,” reality star Kardashian West wrote underneath Teigen’s Instagram post.
"We love you guys so much and we will be here for whatever yall need. Always,” actor Gabrielle Union said, while socialite Paris Hilton commented: “My heart breaks for you and John. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family so much love. Love you beautiful."
Model Hailey Bieber said that she was thinking of Teigen and Legend, saying that she was “praying” for the couple and sending them “so much love during this time”.
We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
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Actor Channing Tatum commented: “Sending so much love to you right now”, while Oscar winner Viola Davis expressed her condolences, adding that she was sending the couple a “big virtual hug of love”.
Cruel Intentions star Selma Blair described Teigen as an “angel momma”, writing: “I am so sorry. This grief. This grief. It will hold you and the love will break through. I am so sorry. Your family. You. Love you. My deepest sympathies.”
Ru Paul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage also commented on Teigen’s post, stating: "Oh Chrissy. Words will never do to express the sorrow I have for you and your family. God bless you all."
Teigen and Legend announced that they were expecting their third child in August, revealing the news in the music video for Legend’s single “Wild”.
The couple’s daughter, Luna, is four years old, and their son, Miles, is two years old.
You can contact the Miscarriage Association helpline on 01924 200799 or email the charity at firstname.lastname@example.org. The helpline is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.