Chrissy Teigen revealed late Wednesday that she lost her baby boy after being recently hospitalized for bleeding issues related to her third pregnancy.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” wrote Teigen, a model, cookbook author, and TV personality. “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.”
It’s unclear whether the baby was stillborn or died shortly after birth. Teigen said earlier in the week on Instagram that she was about halfway through her pregnancy.
The couple revealed in the August music video for Legend’s “Wild” that they were expecting their third child. Teigen, 34, was shown in the music video holding her baby bump as Legend, 41, embraced her.
From the start, Teigen, a force of nature on social media, had been open about the state of her pregnancy. She shared last month about how her third pregnancy was considered “high risk” following previous complications with the couple’s two children, 4-year-old daughter Luna and 2-year-old son Miles. This was a natural pregnancy, she said, which was a departure from when she had Luna and Miles through in vitro fertilization in April 2016 and May 2018, respectively.
“It’s always been kind of the bad part of my pregnancy with Luna,” she said on Instagram last month. “With Miles, it just stopped feeding him. It stopped taking care of him. I was stealing all his food because I was getting huge but he wasn’t getting big at all, so he had to come out early and Luna had to come out early. I was induced both times.”
During what she described as “official 2-week bed rest,” Teigen announced last week she had paused working on her third cookbook indefinitely due to the high-risk pregnancy. “Baby cannot do it,” she tweeted. But she assured fans she was in good spirits and that the baby boy was “growing beautifully.” Lying in bed last month, she lauded her baby’s strength, saying on Instagram that he had “been through so much already.”