Chrissy Teigen has opened up about losing her baby and explained why she wanted to share pictures from her devastating time in hospital.
The TV personality and cookbook author announced she and husband John Legend had lost their son, a boy named Jack, late last month.
Chrissy was praised for sharing heart-rending photographs from the hospital, including one showing her and her husband saying goodbye to the baby
In a candid new blog post, Chrissy said Jack was delivered at 20 weeks and addressed critics who questioned why she took photographs at such a painful moment.
She wrote: “I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was. I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it. He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time.”
Chrissy, who is also mother to four-year-old daughter Luna and two-year-old son Miles, added: “But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”
And directly addressing critics of the pictures, she wrote: “I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. 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.”