Sat, 17 Sep 2022 08:56 AM IST
American model Chrissy Teigen, John Legend's wife recently opened up about the demise of her child Jack and revealed that she had to take some very hard decisions in order to survive. Chrissy revealed that baby Jack died in a "life-saving abortion" and not a miscarriage as she previously shared.
Speaking at social impact agency Propper Daley's "A Day of Unreasonable Conversation" summit, Chrissy said, "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."
"Let's just call it what it was: It was an abortion," the star 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," she added.
Chrissy, who shares daughter Luna and son Miles with crooner John Legend and is currently pregnant, noted she had tremendous medical care and a wonderful support system but only recently realized she had an abortion.
She said, that she came to the realization after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this summer. She expressed to Legend that she felt sympathy toward people who have an abortion and the circumstances they had to go through and the emotional decision "they" had to make, when Legend made her realize that she was in fact one of those people.
"I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn't made sense of it that way," she said.
"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," Chrissy confessed.
(With Agencies Inputs)