Pregnancy loss takes a huge emotional and financial toll — which many people still don’t talk about. Chrissy Teigen is breaking that silence.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend received an outpouring of support on social media earlier this month after revealing that they lost their third child following pregnancy complications. They also caught a ton of flak for sharing a series of intimate, black-and-white photographs documenting their family tragedy.
But in a raw, personal essay posted to Medium on Tuesday, Teigen said that she doesn’t regret posting the pictures.
“I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done,” she wrote. “I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.”
She went on to say, “People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart. A hole was certainly made, but it was filled with the love of something I loved so much. It doesn’t feel empty, this space. It feels full.”