Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend are expecting another child nearly two years after the couple suffered a pregnancy loss.
Teigen made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram, where she posted two photos of her baby bump. She wrote that joy has “filled our home and hearts again” after a miscarriage in 2020, which she documented in intimate detail in its aftermath.
“We have another on the way,” wrote the 36-year-old model and cookbook author, who shares two children – Luna and Miles – with Legend. In the post, she wrote about her fertility journey, and being too nervous to unveil her pregnancy.
“Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘OK, if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’, but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still,” she wrote. “I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.”
In 2020, the couple made a heart-wrenching announcement after losing their son, Jack, at 20 weeks of her pregnancy. Teigen was hospitalised with excessive bleeding before the miscarriage.
The same year, Teigen wrote an essay explaining that doctors diagnosed her with a partial placental abruption. At the time, she urged people to share their stories and “please be kind to those pouring their hearts out”.
Teigen’s openness about the stillbirth was praised at the time for demystifying a common and heartbreaking experience.
Legend and Teigen were married in 2013.