Teigen opened up about how her family is processing the death of baby Jack.

By Christopher Luu
Nov 09, 2020 @ 8:05 pm
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As the Legend family processes the death of baby Jack, Chrissy Teigen shared an Instagram post of her daughter, Luna, having a sweet moment with her little brother's ashes. In the post, Teigen explains that she and her husband, John Legend, have been open about the idea of life, death, and grief with their children, and in a pair of videos, Teigen showed Luna sharing her toys and snacks with her late brother.

Teigen shared that the family had just gotten Jack's ashes and she had tied holy tie string around his urn. However, Luna seemed to have her own ideas about her brother coming home, adding a teddy bear and a bite to eat.

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"This is the cutest, most beautiful thing I have ever seen. We just got baby Jack's ashes back, so they're in here for now with some blessed, holy tie string," Teigen says in the first video. "And Luna put a little therapy bear around him and the best part is I came down and she gave him a piece of her favorite snack, a tiny piece of Pirate's Booty ... She's amazing."

In a second clip, Teigen shared Luna with the bear, saying, "Hi guys. Hi, this is baby Jack, and I'm Teddy. I'm Luna. How are you doing today?"

"I'm just thinking a lot about jack today. Our house is very open about life, death, grief, everything really. We try to explain things well and answer every question imaginable in a beautiful, spiritual but literal way," Teigen wrote on Instagram. "I know this is a weird post but I just wanted to share these to always remember my incredibly empathetic little mini. Life is infinitely better with her in it. I miss u, jack. We miss you a lot."

Teigen also shared her feelings in an essay that thanked her friends and family, adding that she had suffered from a "partial placenta abruption."

She recounted her bleeding, which was "lightly," though it persisted "all day," before her doctor gave her the news: "It was time to say goodbye."

'He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either,' she wrote. "We had tried bags and bags of blood transfusions, every single one going right through me like we hadn't done anything at all. Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then full-blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness."