Chrissy Teigen shared tragic news on Wednesday night that she had experienced pregnancy loss.
The model and cookbook author, 34, and her husband, John Legend, 41, revealed in mid-August that Teigen was pregnant with her third child. Teigen had been sharing updates about the complications in her pregnancy and was hospitalized Sunday night after she experienced 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. 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,” she wrote in a social media post Wednesday night.
“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?”
Teigen had revealed in early September that she’d been advised to go on bed rest for two weeks, which later became three weeks. After her hospitalization 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. Teigen said 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. 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,” she wrote.
“We love you, Jack,” Legend wrote in his own message.