Words by Jessie Day
Rainbow baby joy for Chrissy & John Legend
They’re social media heavyweights and one of Hollywood’s most famous power couples. But glitz aside, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have discussed their fertility journey openly for years now.
Chrissy suffered a devastating second trimester pregnancy loss in 2020, and has had several rounds of IVF treatment as part of the couple’s family-building journey. This August, they confirmed the joyful news that a rainbow baby is on the way. The couple already have two children (Luna, 6 and Miles, 4), and their new arrival is due in early 2023.
Chrissy Teigen’s fertility journey
Chrissy announced her first pregnancy in 2015 on Instagram, and welcomed their daughter Luna in 2016. In May 2018, the model gave birth to a baby boy, Miles. Both children were conceived through IVF. The couple broke the news of their third pregnancy in John Legend’s Wild music video in 2020.
Responding to a follower’s question about her fertility journey, Chrissy commented on Twitter,
“Anyone who knows me knows I have taken a pregnancy test nearly every month since I was 21. I know it’s weird. I just always, always wanted to see a positive. This was the time!”
This absolutely resonates, at FHH HQ.
But weeks later in September 2020, a heartbreaking announcement hit the headlines. The couple’s baby boy, Jack, was stillborn in Chrissy’s second trimester. Despite bed rest and multiple transfusions after excessive placental bleeding, doctors weren’t able to save the couple’s second son.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Chrissy posted on Instagram. “We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But every day 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.”