Chrissy Teigen shared the tragic news on Wednesday night that she has suffered a miscarriage.
The model and cookbook author and her husband, John Legend, revealed in mid-August that Chrissy was pregnant with her third child.
In recent times, Chrissy had been sharing updates about the complications she’d experienced in her pregnancy and was hospitalised on Sunday night due to excessive bleeding.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” she wrote on Wednesday night.
“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.”
She later tweeted: “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real?”
Chrissy had revealed in early September that she’d been advised to go on two weeks’ bed rest, which later became three weeks. After her hospitalisation on Sunday, she said she was dealing with complications due to a “weak” placenta, which led to her excessive bleeding. She said the following day she would undergo a second blood transfusion in the hospital.
“Just had a really scary morning,” she wrote on Tuesday, “Huge clot, almost save-worthy. The scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours. I never thought I’d relief sigh so much in my liiiiife.”
The couple share daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2.
Chrissy said on Wednesday she’s “so grateful” for her two children and for “all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience”.
“But everyday can’t be full of sunshine,” she added. “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.”
“We love you, Jack,” John wrote in his own message.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost Entertainment.
Useful websites and helplines:
- Sands works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby.
- Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents.
- Saying Goodbye offers support for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.