Chrissy Teigen confessed Thursday that the miscarriage she said she had two years ago was actually an abortion — which came as a surprise to her.
Teigen and husband John Legend had revealed that in September 2020 they lost their son Jack at 20 weeks as a result of a pregnancy complications. At the time, they said it was a miscarriage.
Teigen said the revelation that it was in fact an abortion came as a shock to her.
“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make a lot of difficult and heartbreaking decisions. It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention,” she said.
It was an abortion
“Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion,” Chrissy Teigen, 36, said. “An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago.”
The former model said she “hadn’t made sense of it that way” until the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. She had been sympathizing for the people who would have had to make difficult choices when Legend reminded her she had been one of them.
“I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn’t made sense of it that way,” Teigen shared. “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 became really frustrated that I didn’t, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion.” She added.
Teigen announced her current pregnancy in early August, writing on Instagram, “The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,”. See article.