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16th Sep 2022

Chrissy Teigen reveals her miscarriage was actually “an abortion to save my life”

Kat O'Connor

“I told the world we had a miscarriage”

Chrissy Teigen has confirmed she did not suffer a miscarriage when she lost her son Jack. The mum explained she had a life-saving abortion instead.

Teigen was left completely heartbroken when her baby boy Jack died at just 20 weeks. The presenter and husband John Legend confirmed their son died in September 2020. At the time, Teigen had to choose between her own life or her son’s.

Entertainment Tonight confirmed that Chrissy said her son had no chance of survival.

She said it was an extremely heartbreaking time for her.

“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,” Teigen said.

“Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. 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.”

The mum continued, “I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage.

“I became really frustrated that I didn’t, in the first place, say what it was,” she said.

Chrissy added, “I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion.”

Chrissy is a mum to son Miles and daughter Luna. She is expecting her fourth child with All of Me singer and husband John Legend.

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