Chrissy Teigen: ‘Let’s Just Call It What It Was – It Was An Abortion’

Chrissy Teigen is tearfully coming to terms with what she believed was a traumatic miscarriage two years ago was ultimately an abortion. 

Chrissy Teigen Spoke At ‘We Made That Choice’ Summit

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Social awareness agency Propper Daley’s convention “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” hosted Chrissy Teigen to speak to their audience. The model bravely shared a heroic story with attendees at the “We Made That choice” talk this week. 

The currently pregnant Teigen got very candid when she took the stage reliving the loss of what would have been her third child with singer John Legend, Jack.

She remembers the time as “difficult and heartbreaking” when at 20 weeks she realized her child would not survive. “It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention”

Teigen admitted that it was only recently that she realized that “abortion” was the word she needed to use for the situation she was in. 

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Teigen stated that she grappled with the decision with her husband by her side, pointing out that she feels “silly” about it now. “An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance,” was how she rationalized it to get through it. 

However, feeling like she was not in that situation, she watched the Roe v. Wade debacle and sympathized with the women who were affected, she even went to John to talk about it. Teigen, not understanding that she was one of those women,  put herself in a different category altogether. 

It was her husband the “All of Me” singer who indicated to her that she too had had an abortion. “I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn’t made sense of it that way,” she said at the summit originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter. 

She felt like she had lied to the world. “I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage.” 


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The controversial model felt rage when she realized that she had essentially tricked herself. “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.”

The model felt such a deep bond with her unborn son that she couldn’t phantom that truth that’s he had aborted him. “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.”

Her daughter Luna and son Miles were awaiting another sibling unfortunately, it just didn’t happen to no fault of Teigen or anything else but luck, chance, or however it can be rationalized. 

For Teigen, the rationalization was calling it a simple miscarriage. After all, her hand was being forced in a sense. Ultimately, it was abortion she admits.

“Let’s just call it what it was. It was an abortion. 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 Teigen Shared The Tragedy With The World

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Teigen, who has only just begun healing from the traumatic event didn’t hesitate to share the news with her followers when it happened two years ago.

“After a couple of nights at the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming – it was time to say goodbye,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a heartbreaking photo of a tearful Teigen. 

Her pregnancy now is somewhat of a trigger but overall, the cookbook author feels blessed to be able to have another opportunity to be a mother. 


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