Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced early Thursday morning that their third child died following complications with the pregnancy.
Teigen, a 34-year-old model and cookbook author, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday after suffering heavy bleeding, according to CNN. “I was always, always bleeding,” Teigen shared on her Instagram. “I’m about like halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for like a month. Maybe a little bit less than a month. We’re talking about more than your period girls. It’s definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot and it’s usually fine. Mine was a lot.”
Teigen posted Wednesday that she had experienced “a really scary morning” in the hospital, tweeting that there was a “huge clot” and a “scramble to hear the heartbeat.”
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen wrote in the Thursday morning Instagram post announcing the loss. “Despite bags and bags of blood transfusions … it just wasn’t enough.”
“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,” she wrote, addressing the baby, whom they had begun calling Jack during the pregnancy. “We will always love you.”
Teigen concluded her Instagram post by expressing gratitude for the life she and Legend have and for their two other children, Luna and Miles: “On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.”