‘Heartbreaking decision’: Chrissy Teigen reveals she had abortion to save her life as baby had 'no chance’
Chrissy Teigen disclosed that what she believed to be a miscarriage was actually an abortion for medical reasons at a public appearance on Thursday, September 15. She said that the knowledge had startled 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,” she said during an appearance at Propper Daley summit A Day of Unreasonable Conversation on Thursday, September 15, via The Hollywood Reporter. “It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention.”
Chrissy, 36, who is now 20 weeks along in her second pregnancy with husband John Legend, 43, continued by explaining what transpired when the celebrity couple miscarried the child in September 2020. “Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion,” she said. “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.”
Chrissy went on to say, movingly, that it wasn't until the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned in June that she realized she was one of the individuals she had felt pity for when "they" had to decide whether to obtain an abortion. “I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn’t made sense of it that way,” the stunning influencer explained.
“I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage,” she said. “And I became really frustrated that I didn’t, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion.”
On August 3, Chrissy said that their IVF procedure had been successful, and they were now expecting a new sibling for their children, Miles, 4, and Luna, 6. “The last few years have been a blur of emotions, to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,” she captioned a glowing baby bump selfie, in part.
“Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew, it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”