John Legend is opening up about what he and Chrissy Teigen learned by candidly sharing their family’s grief.
The singer sat down on Wednesday CBS this morning, and candidly reflected on how Teigen’s openness about pregnancy loss enabled them to heal, find a supportive community, and help others.
“You know, Chrissy always shares more than I do. I’m a little more reserved,” Legend shared, when asked why he had initially hesitated to speak openly about the loss of the baby they were expecting, Jack. “But what I’ve learned through that process is, first of all, how often this happens to so many other families around the world.”
“We felt a true sense of community sharing it with other people,” Legend explained. “They felt seen by us, we felt seen by them, and I think it helps everyone to deal with their pain when they know that there are other people who feel it too.”
Teigen and Legend, who are the parents of their 5-year-old daughter Luna and 2-year-old son Miles, suffered the painful loss of their son Jack, whom she lost at 20 weeks gestation, in September. They had announced that they were expecting baby number 3 in August.
Afterward, Teigen has been candid about the pain and grief she has suffered following the tragic loss. Regardless, she has encouraged Legend to be open as well, and the singer credits her for the good she has done for them and others.
“I’m really glad Chrissy’s instinct was to share this, because it really was the right thing to do,” Legend explained. “I think it helps us get through it, and I think it helped other families who are going through the same thing to get over it.”
Legend acknowledged that their struggle is common, but it is also something that often leaves people hurt and uncomfortable by sharing their pain.
“People are so ashamed and lonely, and I think we help people feel less lonely,” Legend said.
To learn more about how the family is moving forward after their loss, watch the video below.