"It Was Really The Right Thing To Do"

John Legend was happy his wife, Chrissy Teigen, shared her miscarriage experience with the public. The ‘Love Me Now’ singer recently told CBS This Morning what losing his youngest son taught him about life and community.


“What I learned through that process was, first of all, how often this happens to so many other families,” Legend told CBS. “We felt a real sense of community by sharing it with other people. They felt seen by us, we felt seen by them, and I think it helps everyone deal with their grief when they know that there are other people out there who are feeling it.”

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen lost their son, Jack Stephens, to miscarriage last September. Chrissy spoke about her experience and shared pictures from the hospital room one month after Jack’s death.

“I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed [the pictures from the hospital room] and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it,” Teigen wrote in an essay shared on Medium. “He hated it. I could tell,” Chrissy said of her husband’s initial reaction. “It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”

John Legend may not have been on board at first. The recording artist, however, told CBS This Morning that he was happy his wife had the courage to share her story with the world.

“I am so glad Chrissy’s instinct was to share this because it was really the right thing to do,” John shared. “It helped us get through it, and I think it helped other families who are going through the same thing get through it,” Legend continued. “People feel such shame and they feel lonely, and I think we helped people feel less lonely.”

Photo: John Legend/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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