while chatting with BBC Radio 4 desert island pucksthe musician, 43, spoke about Teigen’s decision to post photos of her late son James and how she initially struggled to publicly share the news of her pregnancy loss.
Teigen, 36, and Legend, who share daughter Luna, 6, and son Miles, 3, are currently expecting another baby. In September 2020, Teigen suffered the miscarriage of the couple’s third baby, Jack, due to a partial placental abruption.
“It was hard and I was hesitant to share it,” Legend said in the interview. “I think Chrissy was very right to encourage us to share it because I think it was really powerful for a lot of people.”
“A lot more people are going through this than anyone realizes,” he continued. “They told us that they felt lonely many times, and sharing our experience helped people feel less alone and feel that there were other people going through it and that there was a community of people going through it.”
The “All of Me” singer reiterated, “I think it was a really powerful and wise decision for Chrissy to share, because it helped a lot of people.”
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Chrissy Teigen/Instagram John Legend and Chrissy Teigen with their daughter Luna and son Miles
The legend went on to reveal during his conversation with desert island pucks that she heard from many friends after the loss of her son, all parents also who wanted to give her comfort.
“It’s hard to try to comfort someone who’s going through that because there’s no real comfort,” she explained. “You’re always going to feel that loss. It spreads out over time, so it doesn’t feel as heavy over time, but you’ll never forget it.”
The artist also revealed that the selected tunes on his upcoming eighth studio album, LEGEND – on sale September 19 – will touch on Jack’s loss and the feelings he experienced afterwards.
“Some of the songs are about coping with loss and grief and when you feel broken,” Legend said. “Those experiences I was able to channel into music.”
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In 2020, Teigen opened up about losing Jack at 20 weeks and her decision to post photos of her grieving his loss on social media in a moving essay for medium.
“I had asked my mom and John to take pictures no matter how awkward it was,” she wrote. “I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them and that he did NOT want to ever have to 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 he knew he needed to know about this moment forever, the same way he needed to remember us kissing down the hall, the same way he needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Thousands,” Teigen continued. “And he absolutely knew that he needed to share this story.”
He added at the time, “I can’t express how little I care that they hate the photos. How little I care that it’s something they wouldn’t have done. I lived through it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone else.” that for people who have experienced this or are curious 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.”
Last week, Teigen announced that she and Legend are expecting a rainbow baby following their miscarriage.
“The last few years have been a turmoil of emotions, to say the least, but joy has once again filled our home and our hearts,” she captioned the snaps, in which she wore a crop top and lace underwear. “1 billion shots later (most recently in the leg, as you can see!) we’ve got another one on the way.”
Teigen admitted that she had fears about the pregnancy after losing Jack. “Every date I told myself, ‘Okay, if it’s healthy today I’ll announce it,’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief when I hear a heartbeat and decide I’m still too nervous,” she said.
“I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of a date with more excitement than nerves, but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I feel hopeful and amazing,” Teigen continued. “Ok, whew, it’s been really hard to keep this up for so long!”