'Heartbreaking' detail in Chrissy Teigen's mirror selfie

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

Chrissy Teigen has been very open and honest with her followers since experiencing the stillbirth of her third child, a son named Jack, in September and the model is continuing to be open about her journey.

Taking to Instagram, the 35-year-old, who is mum to Luna, four, and Miles, two, shared a photo of herself posing in front of a mirror showing that she still has a bump, three months after losing Jack.

Chrissy Teigen shows stomach in mirror selfie
Chrissy Teigen shared with her followers the heartbreaking reminder she sees every day in the mirror. Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

"This is me and my body, just yesterday,” she wrote.

“Even though I’m no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been.

"And I have no idea why I still have this bump, honestly. It’s frustrating. But I’m proud of where this entire journey took my body and mind in other ways.

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"I love being pregnant, so so much, and I’m sad I never will be again. But I am lucky to have two amazing little ones who are transforming into big little people more and more every single day. Anyhoo. Love [you] guys."

Husband John Legend shared his love by commenting a number of love heart emojis.

Chrissy's friend Stephen McGee commented on the photo.

"You have helped so many people sharing your story!!” she wrote.

“Love you!"

Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend
Chrissy and husband John Legend have been very open following the loss of their son Jack. Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

Another friend, Melanie Fiona wrote a touching tribute.

"Your body is the site of a miracle,” she commented.

“The many forms it can take humbly remind us that all things are possible. You look beautiful Chrissy."

And good friend and actress Tracee Ellis Ross added, "You are just wonderful."

Many of her followers commended her for sharing so openly on social media.

One follower who had also experienced a similar loss expressed a common theme among the comments.

"My body wasn’t 'normal' post-loss for a while,” she wrote.

“It’s a heartbreaking reminder & I feel for you."

Another fan added, "You inspire so many people with your honesty and frankness. Thank you so much."

"Thank you for speaking on this so publicly," someone else wrote.

"Pregnancy loss was the hardest thing I ever went through, but was made exponentially worse by how it was handled by my doctor and how it was minimized by so many. People don’t realize how painful it is and that the reminders are constant. Prayers to you and your family."

Chrissy and John are parents to Luna, four, and Miles, two. Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy and John are parents to Luna, four, and Miles, two. Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

"I miscarried in April at 16 weeks," another user said.

"It's so hard to think about what could have been. When your due date comes around [it's] the worst. But know you are not alone, we are in this together and you being open has made it easier for me to talk about my journey."

Speaking with Huffpost earlier this month, Chrissy and John shared how they were coping with their grief.

"My therapist loves to say something that we now say every week," Chrissy said.

"Life is messy and you never know what’s going to happen, you never know what to prepare for, so there’s no point trying to prepare for anything. Life is going to come at you whether you’re ready for it or not. It’s about how to cope with it, the people you surround yourself with."

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"I’ve gone through something so horrific and hurtful and painful, but I’m lucky enough to have my family with me and the support of so many hundreds of thousands of people around the word," Chrissy shared earlier this month. Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

"I’ve gone through something so horrific and hurtful and painful, but I’m lucky enough to have my family with me and the support of so many hundreds of thousands of people around the word," she shared.

"It’s been such a kind, amazing time that I wasn’t betting on seeing without something like this happening. You start to get down on the world, and we had a rough four years here. But I feel up again. I feel positive. I feel the human connection with people ― there’s something very real about getting a handwritten letter, a bouquet of flowers. I’m going to take everything as it comes, and I’m proud of the people I’ve surrounded myself with."

John added that "there's something powerful in knowing others are dealing with similar challenges and the hope you feel with each other".

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