In September, the TV presenter confirmed that she and her husband John Legend's third child had died pre-term in hospital. The couple detailed their experience with personal photos taken from the hospital before Teigen took a break from social media.
In recent weeks, the star has penned an essay about grief and returned to posting on social media, making her first public appearance with Legend on stage in Philadelphia during a Biden-Harris campaign rally last week.
On Monday November 9, Teigen shared an Instagram video of the stuffed bear her four-year-old daughter Luna placed next to Jack’s ashes shortly after they were returned to the family home, describing her as her ‘empathetic little mini’.
‘I’m just thinking a lot about jack today. our house is very open about life, death, grief, everything really,' she captioned the clip.
im just thinking a lot about jack today. our house is very open about life, death, grief, everything really. we try to explain things well and answer every question imaginable in a beautiful, spiritual but literal way. I know this is a weird post but I just wanted to share these to always remember my incredibly empathetic little mini. life is infinitely better with her in it. I miss u, jack. we miss you a lot.
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'We try to explain things well and answer every question imaginable in a beautiful, spiritual but literal way. I know this is a weird post but I just wanted to share these to always remember my incredibly empathetic little mini. life is infinitely better with her in it. I miss u, jack. we miss you a lot. [sic]'
The proud mum also shared a video of her daughter placing the toy and a snack alongside her late brother’s ashes.
'This is the cutest, most beautiful thing I've ever seen,’ Teigen noted.
'We just got baby jacks ashes back for there here for now with some blessed holy Thai string and Luna put a little therapy bear around him.
'The best part is I came down and she gave him a piece of her favourite snack - a tiny piece of Pirate's Booty. I can't... I don't know, she's amazing. [sic]'
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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In the clip, Luna is heard saying: 'Hi guys. Hi, this is Baby Jack and I'm Teddy.
‘I'm Luna, how you doing today? Look, he's making his tag as a little wall for him.'
In an essay published on Medium last month, the former ELLE UK cover star opened up about the loss of Jack and how she was diagnosed with partial placenta abruption and lost a lot of blood before her late son's passing.
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. . . Thank you to everyone who has been so kind. Thank you to the incredible doctors who tried so hard to make our third life a reality. Thank you to my friends and family and our entire household for taking care of me through all the adult diaper changes, bed rest and random hugs. Thank you John for being my best friend and love of my life. A lot of people think of the woman in times like this but I will never forget that john also suffered through these past months, while doing everything he could to take care of me. I am surrounded, in a human therapy blanket of love. I am grateful and healing and feel so incredibly lucky to witness such love.
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'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.
'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.'
Since President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were projected to have won the 2020 presidential election last week, Teigen and Legend have been keen to show their support for the politicians and joy for the US.
A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Nov 7, 2020 at 10:19am PST
‘Democracy restored, faith renewed,’ Teigen captioned a photo of her children watching a news segment about Biden’s projected win.
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