John Legend Says Chrissy Teigen's Decision to Share Photos of Late Son Jack Was 'Really Powerful'

John Legend sings his praises for wife Chrissy Teigen.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the 43-year-old musician opened up about Teigen's decision to post photos of her late son Jack and how he initially struggled publicly sharing 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 a pregnancy loss due to a partial abruption of the placenta with the couple's third baby, son Jack.
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"It was difficult and I hesitated to share it," Legend said in the interview. "I think Chrissy really rightly encouraged us to share it because I think it was really powerful for a lot of people."
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"A lot more people are going through this than anyone realizes," he continued. "They told us they often felt alone, and sharing our experiences helped people feel less alone and to feel like other people are going through it and that there's a community of people who are going through it go through.”
The "All of Me" singer reiterated, "I think it was a really strong, wise decision by Chrissy to share it because it's helped a lot of people."
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Legend revealed during his conversation with Desert Island Discs that following the loss of his child, she had heard from many friends, including fathers, who wanted to offer comfort.
"It's hard to try to comfort someone who's going through this because there's no real comfort," he explained. "You will always feel that loss. It spreads over time so it doesn't feel as heavy over time, but you'll never forget it."
The artist also revealed that select tunes on his upcoming eighth studio album LEGEND - out September 19 - will touch on the loss of Jack and the feelings he experienced afterwards.
"Some of the songs are about how to deal with loss and grief and when you feel broken," Legend said. "I was able to incorporate these experiences into the music."
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 3: (L-R) Miles Stephens, Chrissy Teigen and Luna Stephens attend the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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In 2020, Teigen spoke about the loss of Jack at the age of 20 weeks and her decision to post photos of her grieving his loss in a moving essay for Medium.
"I had asked my mom and John to take pictures no matter how uncomfortable it was," she wrote. "I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed her and that I DID NOT ever want to ask her. That he just had to do it. He hated it.
"It didn't make sense to him at that point. But I knew I needed to know that moment forever, just like I needed to remember our kiss down the aisle, just like I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles," Teigen continued. "And me absolutely knew I had to share this story.”
She added at the time: "I can't express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it's something you wouldn't have done. I lived it, I chose it, and more than anything these photos are only for the people who have experienced it or are curious enough to wonder what it's like. These photos are only for the people who need them. I don't care about other people's thoughts."
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend Prime Video bringing The Blue Room to SXSW on March 12, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
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Last week, Teigen announced that she and Legend are expecting a rainbow baby following her pregnancy loss.
"The last few years have been a mix of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our homes and hearts again," she captioned the snaps, which saw her wearing a crop top and lacy underwear. "1 billion shots later (in the leg lately as you can see!) we have another one on the way."
Teigen admitted she was terrified of becoming pregnant after losing Jack. "At every appointment I've said to 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," he said you.
"I don't think I'll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nervousness, but so far everything has been perfect and beautiful and I'm feeling hopeful and great," continued Teigen. "Okay, phew, it was very hard to keep that down for so long!"
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