A month after the loss of their son, Jack, to pregnancy complications, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are attempting to return to some sort of normalcy: posting on their social media accounts again, dressing up for Halloween with their daughter, Luna, and son, Miles, and heading out for a date night together.
Posting on Twitter, Teigen shared a video of herself in a short, black feather dress before heading out with her husband for dinner where she shared a photo showing the new tattoo she got in honor of her late son.
On her right wrist in cursive handwriting, Teigen had ‘Jack’ tattooed above where she already has tattoos for the rest of her family: John, Luna and Miles.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 1, 2020
The photo prompted other women to speak out about the ways they have honored the children they lost, including sharing photos of the tattoos they got just like Teigen’s – yet another way the model and cookbook author is helping to initiate important conversations about grief and pregnancy loss.
Last week, Teigen shared a heartbreakingly beautiful essay about the loss she and her family experienced, as well as addressing the backlash that came from her choosing to share images from the hospital hours after she lost her baby.
“I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos,” she wrote. “How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.”
She continued, “I wrote this because I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so. Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see. Thank you so much to every single person who has had us in their thoughts or gone as far as to send us your love and stories. We are so incredibly lucky.”