WARNING: DISTRESSING DETAILS
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has shared the tragic loss of her third child on Twitter today, following several days in hospital battling to maintain the pregnancy.
The Lip Sync Battle host, who is a mum to four-year-old Luna and two-year-old Miles, had been on strict bed rest for this pregnancy after it was deemed high risk and made the sad announcement on Thursday afternoon.
“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 in a caption of her sitting heartbroken on a hospital bed.
“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.”
Fans thank Chrissy for sharing tragic loss
In a Tweet an hour later, the mum shared her distress at leaving the hospital.
“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” she wrote.
“How can this be real?”
Everyone from celebrity pals to fans reached out with touching words of support, many thanking the star for being brave enough to share a loss that is often kept private.
“My heart breaks for you,” one woman responded. “Every mom’s worst nightmare.”
“Thank you for sharing this experience,” another wrote. “You are bringing light to what has long been shrouded in darkness.”
Chrissy and John pay tribute to baby ‘Jack’
The cookbook author also shared that the family had decided on a name for the baby, calling him Jack. She is believed to have been about halfway through her pregnancy.
Chrissy had been regularly updating fans on the baby’s progress on her social media accounts after she was hospitalised after she suffered bleeding that had been ‘going on for a month’.
Now the supermodel and her husband, John Legend, have confirmed that despite the hospital’s best efforts, their baby son did not survive, paying tribute to the bub in her brave post shared to social media.
The heartbreaking message included an apology to Jack, whom she said would ‘forever’ be a part of their family.
“We will always love you,” she wrote online.
Read her full statement below:
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. 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.
“To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.
“Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you.
“We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. 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.
Chrissy earlier revealed she had issues with her placenta and compared baby Jack’s plight to being stuck in ‘ the sh**tiest house’.
“In the simplest of terms, my placenta is really, really weak,” she wrote earlier this week. “I feel really, really good, the baby is so healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles.”
“But basically he’s the strongest, coolest dude in the sh**tiest house,” she continued. “His house is just basically falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation, to begin with.”
“Yeah, it is scary, “she admitted. “But in the way that there's just really nothing to do.”
Chrissy announced the pregnancy in August in Legend’s music video for his song Wild.
The pregnancy was a surprise after she underwent IVF with Luna and Miles.
She also revealed that she had a false-negative pregnancy test before having breast implant removal surgery in June.
In early September, she shared she was on bed rest and opened up about her high-risk pregnancy woes.
With additional reporting by Sarah Carty
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