Model and the Cravings cookbook author, Chrissy Teigen, honors her baby Jack, on what would have been his due date.
Last year, on September 30, Teigen shared that she and her husband John Legend suffered a pregnancy loss and had planned to name their son Jack. The couple shared their grief and the traumatic experience with their fans and followers, where they shared a series of heartbreaking black and white photos that documented their loss and pain.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before.”, she wrote. “We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.”
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On Saturday February 20, Chrissy honoured Jack by wearing a bracelet with his name on it, alongside two similar bracelets with the names of her four-year old daughter Luna Simone, and two-year old son Miles Theodore.
Teigen shared a photo of the bracelets on her wrist to her Instagram Story, writing, “Today was your due date. we love you forever 💜.”
Teigen has been open about her grieving process and coping with losing her son
Earlier this month, Teigen appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and spoke about how her miscarriage was a “transformative” experience for her.
“In a way, he [Jack] really saved me because I don’t think I would have discovered therapy and sobriety and this path of really feeling good about myself.” she said
DeGeneres called Teigen “super brave” for sharing the “raw” photos from the hospital after the pregnancy loss, which the star said now “seems like so long ago.” She said that even though the pregnancy loss feels like a long time ago, and is a “blur”, she is “still coming to terms with it”.
“Even thinking back to it now, I am still in therapy about it and I’m still coming to terms with it,” Chrissy said. “I have maternity clothes, and there are things that I bought for my eighth month and my ninth month. So it’s just hard because he would’ve been born this week, so you look at those things and you have these constant reminders.”