John Legend Says He and Chrissy Teigen 'Hold on to What Makes Us Optimistic' After Pregnancy Loss

John Legend opened up about the “joy” his and Chrissy Teigen’s kids bring them following the difficult lost of their son Jack.

via: People

John Legend is showing gratitude for those who supported him and wife Chrissy Teigen after they suffered a pregnancy loss.

The couple lost their baby son, whom they named Jack, after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Teigen, 34, revealed on Instagram on Sept. 30. In a heartbreaking personal essay last month, the model and cookbook author opened up about being diagnosed “with partial placenta abruption,” recalling the moment after she had spent time at the hospital due to heavy bleeding when “it was time to say goodbye” to her baby.

Legend, 41, told Entertainment Tonight that the couple — who share daughter Luna Simone, 4, and son Miles Theodore, 2 — received an overwhelming amount of “love and support” after sharing the news.

“We’ve heard from so many people who have gone through it too, and it’s been encouraging to be getting so much love and support from so many people who have experienced similar things,” he said. “Chrissy sharing what she shared has also been helpful for other people who are going through it and may go through it in the future. So thank you.”

“Whenever we go through personal challenges — and I think challenges as a nation — I think we have to hold on to what makes us optimistic, what makes us hopeful. Hold on to the things that bring us joy,” added Legend to the outlet. “And in my family, as we’ve gone through a tough year, we hold on to the fact that we have two beautiful kids that we love and are such a beautiful reflection of who we are and what we value.”

John and Chrissy are always so transparent about their lives, the good and bad. Hopefully their story can be encouragement for people going through similar experiences.

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