John Legend has spoken about Chrissy Teigen's baby loss post

Sarah Ilston
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Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

John Legend has revealed he's 'so glad' that Chrissy Teigen opened up publicly about their grief following the tragic loss of their son Jack.

Back in October 2020, the couple revealed that their unborn baby boy had died at 20 weeks, with the 35-year-old model deciding to share intimate pictures from the hospital of their final moments with their son.

42-year-old Legend, who already shares son Miles, 3, and daughter Luna, 5, with Teigen, recently told CBS This Morning that although he was hesitant at first — describing himself as 'a bit more private' than his wife of seven years — he is now 'so glad' that she spoke out so candidly about the couple's tragedy as he believes it was 'the right thing to do.'

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'What I learned through that process was, first of all, how often this happens to so many other families,' the 42-year-old singer told the news show on Wednesday (28th April).

He said: 'We felt a real sense of community by sharing it with other people. They felt seen by us, we felt seen by them, and I think it helps everyone deal with their grief when they know that there are other people out there who are feeling it.

'I am so glad Chrissy's instinct was to share this, because it was really the right thing to do. It helped us get through it, and I think it helped other families who are going through the same thing get through it.'

He added that, sadly, he thinks 'people feel such shame [when going through a similar situation] and they feel lonely, and I think we helped people feel less lonely'.

Chrissy previously revealed that — even in the midst of her grief, lying in hospital — she 'absolutely knew [she] needed to share this story.' Sharing her story of grief in a poignant personal essay to Medium, a few weeks after the tragic loss of baby Jack.

I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was. I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it. 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 Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.

I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. 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.

The cookbook author also recently reached out to Meghan Markle after she spoke publicly about her miscarriage experience, and the two have since become friends.

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