Chrissy Teigen and John Legend held a memorial ceremony for their son Jack on the year anniversary of their pregnancy loss.
The couple were devastated last September when Chrissy, 35, miscarried at 20 weeks.
The Lip Sync Battle star is hoping that she is able to achieve ‘closure’ after holding a memorial to mark the loss of their third child.
Chrissy shared pictures from the memorial, which appeared to be a Buddhist ceremony attended by four monks.
Gold tables, flowers and lanterns sat atop a large table, while Chrissy, John, their children Luna, five, and Miles, three, and Chrissy’s mother Vilailuck, or Pepper Thai, were all dressed in black.
In one picture, John, 42, bowed his head and held his hands together in prayer.
Chrissy captioned the pictures: ‘Took me a year but finally honoUred his little spirit with some blessings today. hopefully some closure in my heart will happen now 😩 thank you guys for the kind words. It’s a process. Xx’
Friends shared heart emojis and words of encouragement in the comments, with Chrissy’s friend Yashar Ali writing: ‘I love you guys so much. Rest easy, Jack.’
Earlier in the week, Chrissy honoured ‘the son we almost had’ on National Son’s Day, sharing a picture from the hospital a year ago to Instagram.
The former Sports Illustrated model wrote: ‘And to the son we almost had. a year ago you gave me the greatest pain I could ever imagine to show me I could survive anything, even if I didn’t want to.
‘I didn’t get to take care of you but you came and went to get me to love myself and take care of myself because our bodies are precious and life is a miracle. they told me it would get easier but yeah, that hasn’t started yet. mom and dad love you forever.’
On October 1 2020, Chrissy confirmed the news that she had suffered a pregnancy loss, less than two months after she announced via John’s music video for Wild that she was expecting.
Alongside heartbreaking pictures from the hospital, she wrote on Instagram: ‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.
‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.
‘To our Jack – 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. We will always love you.’
Chrissy and John had conceived Jack naturally, having gone through IVF treatment to welcome Luna and Miles.
Both stars have since got tattoos of Jack’s name.
Sands UK charity
Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.
The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.
Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.
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