Chrissy Teigen never held back when it came to discussing pregnancy complications, and she remained her candid self while expecting Baby No. 3. But on one of these updates, she accidentally revealed on Instagram that they were expecting a boy. And eventually, Teigen started to talk about the baby’s health.
Without realizing it, she started using pronouns to describe the baby – “he’s big.” She covered her mouth in shock, calling herself stupid. After the blunder, Teigen had no choice but to go through with a spontaneous gender reveal. The cat was out of the bag, and she captioned the post, “Hahahahaha might as well tell you.”
A Happy, Very Surprised Couple
Truth be told, baby No. 3 was as big a surprise to the couple as it was to fans. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had always been open about their struggles with infertility. They had previously conceived through IVF, and getting pregnant naturally seemed out of bounds. But their dreams were finally coming true.
Teigen revealed that she took pregnancy tests every month for ten years regardless. Wishful thinking, she said. It was another such morning, and the couple was prepared to be disappointed. Every morning it was a negative test result. But there you have it - it was not negative that day!
Teigen Was Anxious About This Pregnancy
It is safe to say that the couple was blindsided by the third pregnancy but were, of course, overjoyed. However, Chrissy Teigen was anxious about the news for a different reason. She had just undergone breast reduction surgery. So this was, at least from a physical point of view, going to be a very different experience from the previous two pregnancies.
The timing suggested she may have been pregnant while in surgery despite the routine pregnancy test before going under. The results may have been a false negative. Teigen was terrified at the possible implications. However, between numerous check-ups and hospital visits soon after, she seemed fine.
Inexplicable Grief and Loss
On September 20, 2020, just a few weeks after announcing the pregnancy, the couple shared a heart-breaking update on Instagram. They had lost their baby boy. Chrissy Teigen had pregnancy complications and was on bed rest for two weeks. Things took a turn for the worse, and she ended up being hospitalized.
Despite multiple attempts at basically anything that was possible, the baby did not survive. Alongside a note to her followers, Teigen shared a couple of solemn black and white photos of her and John Legend in the hospital room. It was a really intense moment that Chrissy was somehow comfortable letting the world in on.
The Heartbreaking Story Unfolds
As a practice, the couple had never named their babies beforehand. Their other children, Luna and Miles, got their names at the last possible moment — right before leaving the hospital. But for some reason, Teigen and Legend had already begun calling their unborn son Jack. After all, Jack Legend did have a nice ring to it.
He would always be their Jack. A devastated Teigen wrote, "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." And Jack would always have a big place in their hearts.