- Renowned singer and songwriter John Legend has revealed that losing son Jack through a miscarriage tested his relationship with Chrissy Teigen
- Teigen's miscarriage in 2020 was caused by pregnancy complications and threw the couple into deep mourning
- Shortly after the tragedy, Teigen took to social media to share what they went through with her followers; she received backlash from some and support from others
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Celebrated singer and songwriter John Legend has revealed that the miscarriage of his son Jack in November 2020 tested his relationship with Chrissy Teigan.
It was a tragedy
The couple had been looking forward to the birth of their third child, but sadly, the little one could not survive because of pregnancy complications.
“We were tested,” Legend told the Guardian.
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“It was a tragedy. But I think it strengthened our resolve and our resilience because we were there for each other. We came out even more sure of who we were as a couple and as a family," he added.
In September 2020, Teigen shared a series of candid black-and-white photos of her and Legend in the hospital together immediately after the miscarriage.
Backlash from people
While the photos shared online provoked messages of support in some quarters, there was backlash from other people who thought it was inappropriate. A section of netizens even accused the two of staging them for sympathy.
“It was raw, sharing our experience. I was worried but our instinct was to do it because people knew we were pregnant and Chrissy felt like she needed to tell the story completely about what happened," said Legend.
“I was amazed by the outpouring of love and support we felt.Also, we found out how many other families have gone through this. It was a powerful and brave thing that Chrissy did to share that because it made so many people feel like they were seen and that they weren’t alone," he added.
Set to release eighth album
Legend is set to release his eighth album later this year and some of its songs are inspired by darker moments such as the unprecedented death of his son.
“There’s music dealing with grief and what it feels like to mourn, and to try to pick up the pieces after you’ve lost something,” he said.
“When you lose pregnancy and you have to go through that grief together, it can be really difficult for a family. Hopefully creating music out of it can be healing for me and for other people too,” he added.
Teigen quit drinking
In a related story, Briefly News reported that Teigen shared how the loss of her son helped her quit drinking and get into therapy.
‘’Even looking at the pictures now it seems like so long ago and even thinking back to it now, I am still in therapy about it and I am still coming to terms with it in a way," said Teigen.
"Being Thai and raised in a house that was really open about loss, I think it was very helpful. Because I see it can be a beautiful thing and it was a really transformative thing," she added.
Source: Briefly News