John Legend dedicates emotional performance to wife Chrissy Teigen following miscarriage
By Christopher Brito
/ CBS News
John Legend delivered a moving performance during the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night, dedicating a song to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who recently lost their baby to a miscarriage.
"This is for Chrissy," he said, before singing "Never Break" from his latest album.
In the lyrics, Legend said his relationship with Teigen will "never break" despite the challenges they face, and they will continue to build their foundation.
"Strong enough to stay, we will never break," he sang. "As the water rises and the mountains shake, our love will remain."
Legend posted a message for Teigen on Thursday along with the video of his emotional performance on Instagram.
"I'm in awe of the strength you've shown through the most challenging moments," Legend wrote. "What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We've experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we've deeply felt its inherent fragility."
"We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we've faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain," he added. "We will never break."
Teigen and Legend announced they were expecting their third child in August. Teigen had been open about her fertility struggles, saying the couple used vitro fertilization to conceive their two children, Luna and Miles. The third baby was conceived naturally, which caught the couple by surprise.
But earlier this month, Teigen revealed on social media that she lost the baby after she was hospitalized for excessive bleeding.
"We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," Teigen said. "We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough."
"We never decide on our babies' names until the last possible moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. To our Jack—I'm so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn't give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you."
The couple received support online following the post, with many thanking Teigen for being so open about her pain.
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