Chrissy Teigen Tells Ellen DeGeneres Why Pregnancy Loss ‘Saved’ Her [VIDEO]
Chrissy Teigen spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about the heartbreaking pregnancy loss she suffered last year. She and her husband John Legend lost their third baby, whom they had named Jack.
Ellen praised Chrissy for being so open about the experience, and Chrissy shared how it changed her. Check out their interview below, and read on to find out what Chrissy had to say.
Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Pregnancy Loss
Chrissy told Ellen that it seems like “so long ago” that she and her husband suffered the loss, adding that it was “such a blur.” She said she’s still “coming to terms with it” through therapy.
“It’s just hard because he would have been born this week,” she said, adding that her maternity clothes — which she purchased for further along in her pregnancy — are “constant reminders” of it.
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“Being Thai and being raised in a house that was very open about loss, I think it was really helpful,” Chrissy said, sharing that she saw it as a “beautiful thing” and calling the experience “transformative.” She said she thinks she’s a “better person now.”
“In a way, [Jack] really saved me,” she said, “because I don’t think that I would have discovered therapy and then sobriety, and this path of really feeling good about myself and feeling like a new person.”
Chrissy Also Recently Stopped Drinking
Chrissy also told Ellen that it’s “been beautiful to see” how her kids Luna and Miles talk about Jack. “They’re so open and sweet,” she said, sharing that they’ll ask, “Is baby Jack with us now? Do you think he’s up in the clouds?”
As Chrissy mentioned in her interview with Ellen, she also recently stopped drinking. She first shared the news on Instagram in December, replying to a comment by saying she was “four weeks sober.”
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She later posted an Instagram story explaining that she had read a book called Quit Like a Woman. “I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit at 6, not being able to sleep,” she wrote.
“I have been sober ever since,” she revealed. In 2017, she told Cosmopolitan she had been “drinking too much” and “felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected.”