Chrissy Teigen on why she shared baby loss photos

Jessica Davis
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Photo credit: Larry Busacca
Photo credit: Larry Busacca

From Harper's BAZAAR

Chrissy Teigen has opened up about why she chose to share intimate photos after losing her baby earlier this month.

The model posted pictures of herself on Instagram, taken by her husband John Legend and her mother, showing her crying in a hospital bed after giving birth to her still-born baby.

While many praised Teigen for being so open about her experience, she also received criticism from others for sharing something so personal with her millions of followers online.

Teigen has now explained why she wanted photos of the life-shattering moment, in a heartfelt essay on open publishing platform Medium. “I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask," she wrote.

“He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But 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 [children] Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”

She also directly address those who criticised her decision to share the moment online, writing: “I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos.”

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

“How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like.”

“These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.”

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