Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting a third child, 22 months after losing their son, Jack, midway through his pregnancy.
The two are already parents to 6-year-old daughter Luna and son Miles, 4. Chrissy’s Yard The star noted in February that she was undergoing in vitro fertilization, which she underwent with her pregnancies of Miles and Luna.
“The past few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy once again filled our home and our hearts,” Teigen wrote as she announced the happy news on social media. “1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as you can see!) we have another one on the way. Every date I was like ‘ok if it’s healthy today’ today I’m going to announce it” but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m still too nervous. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of a date with more excitement than nervousness, but so far everything is perfect and beautiful and I feel hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard to keep it up for so long!”
Legend, who married Teigen in September 2013, reposted the post.
Teigen was equally open about her unending grief for Jack in a heartbreaking essay she wrote for Medium in October 2020.
“I asked the nurses to show me her hands and feet and I kissed them again and again and again,” Teigen recalled moments after giving birth. “I have no idea when I stopped. It could have been 10 minutes or an hour.”
In March, the “Honey” singer said People that Luna and Miles were already “excited” about the possibility of having a new sibling.
He also explained why he and Teigen had been so open about their experience.
“There are a lot of women and families who have fertility issues, and I don’t think anyone should be ashamed of needing help sometimes. And I think Chrissy has done a good job of destigmatizing some of those things that so many people experience in silence,” he said. “Whether it’s IVF or other fertility issues, whether it’s losing a pregnancy, I think we both thought it was good for us to share that with other people because other people are going through it too, we don’t think they should suffer in silence not knowing that there are other people who are feeling the same.”