“Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.”
Those are the words of socialite Chrissy Teigen, wife of pop singer John Legend, following a heartbreaking announcement Wednesday that she and her husband had suffered a miscarriage.
“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 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.”
The couple had already named their unborn son Jack.
“We, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,” the celebrity continued. “So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. To our Jack — I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.
Legend posted his own tribute to their son:
So many fellow celebrities and even pro-life commentators seemingly at odds with Teigen’s political views expressed support for the famous family.
Fellow entertainment star Kim Kardashian commented: “We’re always here for you and love you guys so much.” Christian model Hailey Baldwin, married to pop star Justin Bieber, added: “I’m so, so sorry. Thinking of you and John, praying for you guys and sending you so much love during this time.”
Others shared their support and condolences on Twitter:
Conservative commentator Allie Stuckey was also quick to reprimand those who made fun of Teigen, accusing her of seeking attention by posting such a raw photograph of herself upon learning about her miscarriage.
She said she was “very disappointed” by the reactions of some “supposedly pro-life people” for using Teigen and Legend’s tragic situation to score political points.
Last summer, Meghan McCain, the lone conservative co-host on “The View,” opened up about her own experience with miscarriage.
She wrote about her grief in a column for The New York Times, admitting that, even as someone who believes in God, she’s struggled to understand why such a thing would happen to “these children, shockingly small, shockingly helpless, entirely the work of our love and our humanity.”
“I do not understand,” she wrote. “Life and death are beyond our power. This miscarriage has reminded me of that truth. And it has reminded me of one other truth: Love is within our power.”
Just last week, McCain gave birth to her and husband Ben Domenech’s first daughter, Liberty Sage McCain Domenech.
Please keep the Teigen-Legend family in your prayers.