John Legend reveals he and Chrissy Teigen are approaching her pregnancy with ‘cautiously optimistic’


John Legend has revealed that he and wife Chrissy Teigen are approaching her pregnancy with “cautiously optimistic” following the loss of their late son Jack.

The 43-year-old singer, who is expecting his third child with the 36-year-old actress, spoke about the “tragedy” they previously experienced during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Friday.

It comes after Chrissy revealed she had a life-saving abortion – after doctors said her unborn son Jack was non-viable in September 2020.

Reveal: John Legend has revealed he and wife Chrissy Teigen are approaching her pregnancy with 'cautiously optimistic' following the loss of their late son Jack

Reveal: John Legend has revealed he and wife Chrissy Teigen are approaching her pregnancy with ‘cautiously optimistic’ following the loss of their late son Jack

John told ITV viewers: “Whenever you lose a pregnancy, there’s always a cautious optimism when you’re pregnant again because you never know what can happen and you’ve been through the tragedy of losing one.

“But everything has been great so far, the kids are excited, we’re all excited and we can’t wait to welcome the new baby into the world.”

John, who is currently promoting his new album LEGEND, also touched on his relationship with Kanye West: “The story of my career cannot be told without Kanye’s involvement. We made a lot of amazing music together, so I’ll always be grateful for that.

“Our friendship definitely went through a rough patch, but my career is what it is because of our collaboration.”

Devastating: It comes after Chrissy revealed she had a life-saving abortion - after doctors said her unborn son Jack was non-viable in September 2020.

Devastating: It comes after Chrissy revealed she had a life-saving abortion – after doctors said her unborn son Jack was non-viable in September 2020.

Earlier this week, Chrissy candidly discussed the ordeal, which she had previously described as a ‘miscarriage’.

According to THR, Chrissy said, “Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. Abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put this together until actually a few months ago,

The couple said Jack died as a result of complications caused by partial placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta separates from the womb, depriving the baby of oxygen and causing severe bleeding in the mother.

Chrissy is currently pregnant with her and John’s fourth child. They share daughter Luna Simone, six, and son Miles Theodore, four.

John also touched on his relationship with Kanye West: “The story of my career cannot be told without Kanye's involvement.  We made a lot of amazing music together, so I'll always be grateful.

John also touched on his relationship with Kanye West: “The story of my career cannot be told without Kanye’s involvement. We made a lot of amazing music together, so I’ll always be grateful.

She spoke candidly about coming to terms with her abortion in 2020 while appearing at Proper Daily’s “Day of Unreasonable Talk” summit in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make some very difficult and heartbreaking decisions,” the star began.

“It became very clear halfway through that he wasn’t going to survive and that I wasn’t going to survive either without medical intervention.”

Although she had long thought Jack’s death was a miscarriage, Chrissy said her husband John helped her realize that she had actually miscarried.

The revelation came amid the Supreme Court’s shock decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which protected abortion rights, last June.

Chrissy admitted it was a “shock” for her.

“I fell silent, feeling strange that I hadn’t understood it that way. I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage.

“And I got really frustrated that I didn’t say what it was in the first place, and I felt stupid that it took me over a year to really know that we had a miscarriage,” she admitted.

Family: John and Chrissy share daughter Luna Simone, six, and son Miles Theodore, four;  the family seen in April

Family: John and Chrissy share daughter Luna Simone, six, and son Miles Theodore, four; the family seen in April

In the final weeks of her pregnancy with Jack, Chrissy took to Instagram to report her complications.

Specifically, the founder of Cravings was experiencing uncontrollable bleeding. She was forced to wear adult diapers and was placed on bed rest.

On September 30, 2020, Chrissy returned to the platform to announce that doctors had been unable to control her bleeding despite multiple blood transfusions.

Expecting: Chrissy is currently pregnant with her and John's fourth child

Expecting: Chrissy is currently pregnant with her and John’s fourth child

“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give the baby the fluids it needed, despite the transfusion bags. It just wasn’t enough,” she wrote, before revealing that Jack did not survive.

“To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were filled with so many complications that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you,” reads another part of Chrissy’s post.

Along with her heartbreaking text, Chrissy included a slideshow of black and white photos of herself in a hospital bed as she and John mourned their child.

One shot shows the couple crying and hugging their dead son, while another shows a distraught Chrissy sitting on the edge of her hospital bed with tears streaming down her face.

Heartbreaking: On September 30, 2020, Chrissy returned to the platform to announce that doctors were unable to control her bleeding despite multiple blood transfusions

Heartbreaking: On September 30, 2020, Chrissy returned to the platform to announce that doctors were unable to control her bleeding despite multiple blood transfusions

Shortly after, she revealed she wouldn’t be able to carry a child again, writing on Instagram: “I love being pregnant so much and I’m sad I never will be again.”

In a blog post published on Average in October 2020, Chrissy described how a partial placental abruption dramatically changed the course of her pregnancy.

“At this point, I had already come to terms with what was about to happen: I would have an epidural and be induced to deliver our 20-week-old child, a boy who would never survive in my womb (please excuse those simple words)”, she wrote.

In another excerpt, she recalls the moment the doctor told her that Jack would not survive and that the pregnancy put her own life in danger.

“After a few nights in the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming – it was time to say goodbye. He just wasn’t going to survive this and if it went on any longer I might not either.

In honor of Jack, Chrissy and John they planted a tree in their house for him according to Thai tradition.

“For us in the Thai tradition, it is important to always embrace those we have lost, and they will never, ever go away.

“This tree was planted inside the home, the whole reason I wanted it was so that Jack’s ashes could be in this soil and he could be with us all the time and grow through the beautiful leaves of this tree” , she said.

Earlier this year, Chrissy informed fans that she was undergoing IVF treatment – despite previously claiming she would not be able to conceive again.

She completed treatment in March and by August the couple confirmed they were expecting their fourth child together.

Why abortions can save lives

Abortions are usually performed because women do not want to have a baby, either because their pregnancy was unplanned or unwanted.

They differ from miscarriages, which are involuntary and occur during the first 23 weeks of pregnancy.

However, in some cases, abortions are an emergency procedure that is necessary to save the mother’s life.

In England, Scotland and Wales, where the woman’s life is at risk or the baby is severely disabled, there is no time limit on access to an abortion under the Abortion Act 1967.

Conditions that may qualify include serious infections and severe cases of preeclampsia, where a woman develops very high blood pressure and is at risk of stroke.

Another reason it may be necessary is placental abruption, which is when the placenta separates from the womb, depriving the baby of oxygen and causing severe bleeding in the mother.

But under the same law, if there is no risk, women can legally terminate a pregnancy only up to the 23-week mark.

An abortion is considered legal if it is performed by a physician authorized by two physicians acting “in good faith” and meets at least one qualifying factor.

In the US, the picture is different after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The highly controversial move ended American women’s legal right to have abortions and left it up to individual states to decide whether they are legal.

Two dozen conservative states either already have or are considered likely to enact new restrictions or bans on abortion.

That includes Georgia, which bans abortion at about six weeks into pregnancy — before many women even know they’re pregnant.



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