Chrissy Teigen says she had an abortion in 2020 “to save my life for a baby who had absolutely no chance”


Chrissy Teigen said this week she has come to understand the miscarriage she said she had in 2020 was an abortion instead. Teigen said it took her more than a year to realize she’d had an abortion, which she said was necessary to “save my life for a baby who had absolutely no chance.”

“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make many difficult and heartbreaking decisions,” she said at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter. “Halfway through it became very clear that he would not survive, and neither would I without medical intervention.”

“Let’s just call it what it was: it was an abortion,” she said, according to the outlet. “An abortion to save my life for a baby who had absolutely no chance. And to be honest I never put that together until a few months ago.’

Teigen said she realized she’d had an abortion when she and her husband, John Legend, got the… Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. to undo earlier this year, the outlet reported. She said that after expressing her condolences to people who had an abortion, Legend helped her realize she’d been through the same thing.

“I fell silent and felt weird that I hadn’t understood it that way,” Teigen said, according to the outlet. “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 got really frustrated that I didn’t say what it was in the first place, and I felt stupid that it had taken me over a year to really understand that we had an abortion.”

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Teigen retweeted The Hollywood Reporter’s article on Friday, writing: “I told you all we had a miscarriage because I thought it was. But it was an abortion, and we were heartbroken and grateful at the same time. It just took me in a year to make it happen.”

Teigen first announced the loss of her unborn child, who would be named Jack, in an emotional Instagram post in September 2020.

“We’re shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen wrote at the time.

In a Medium essay in OctoberTeigen said she had been told to induce labor for her 20-week-old son after she suffered a partial placental abruption — but it soon became clear the child wouldn’t survive.

“After a few nights in the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming – it was time to say goodbye. He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it lasted any longer, maybe I wouldn’t either.” do,” she said. wrote.

At the time, Teigen and Legend had two children, Luna and Miles. The married couple announced in August that they are expecting another child.

“The past few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but the joy has filled our homes and hearts again,” Teigen said when announcing her pregnancy on Instagram. “1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as you can see!) we have another one on the way. Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce it’, but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous yet.”

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“I don’t think I will ever leave an appointment with more excitement than nerves, but so far everything is perfect and beautiful and I feel hopeful and wonderful,” she wrote.

This article has been corrected to note that it happened after 20 weeks.