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After suffering a devastating pregnancy loss in 2020, Legend and Teigen grew their brood by two in 2023. Daughter Esti Maxine arrived in January, and the pair welcomed son Wren Alexander Stephensvia surrogate in June.
In August 2023, Teigen opened up to PEOPLE about being a mom to four kids.
"For me, the hardest part is making sure the older ones feel loved and taken care of and just as special as the babies," she said. "There's a lot of diaper changing and feeding and it seems like you're coddling these two little babies and they're not getting enough. I think any parent of multiple kids can understand that you want to make sure they still feel loved."
Keep scrolling to learn more about Legend and Teigen's children.
Luna Simone Stephens, 7
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14, 2016. Ahead of her daughter's birth, Teigen spoke with PEOPLE about her IVF journey. "I've made this decision," Teigen said. "Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, 'Let's put in the girl.' "
Just like her mom, Luna loves a fabulous outfit, dancing and smiling for the camera. And while she tends to get more grid space than her brother on Teigen's social media, it's for good reason, as the cookbook author previously explained. " 'Why do you post Luna so much more' you ask? Because Miles hates pictures and he's always butt a-- naked," Teigen once joked on Instagram.
In her 2021 cover story for PEOPLE's Beautiful Issue, Teigen shared how she's teaching Luna about the "beauty" of imperfections. "She is a bit of a perfectionist which I didn't know I was until the past few years," Teigen said. "I'm trying to tell her that not everything — it's funny because when I talk to her, I'm actually talking to myself too — not everything has to be perfect and there is joy and beauty in imperfections, and don't be so hard on yourself. And that's me talking to myself when I tell her that stuff."
The little one also likes to keep her famous dad humble. Legend revealed to PEOPLE that he isn't Luna's top-favorite artist: "I'm probably second or third for Luna."
The singer added, "Luna likes a lot of girl pop and R&B. She likes Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and people like that. Chrissy and Luna's tastes are similar." Luna will, however, sing along to her father's hits in the car, Legend revealed.
Miles Theodore Stephens, 5
Miles Theodore Stephens was born on May 16, 2018. "Somebody's herrrrrrre!" Teigen tweeted at the time to announce the arrival of Luna's little brother.
In her 2021 PEOPLE cover story, Teigen revealed how she's teaching Miles to "embrace" his "emotions" as a then-2-year-old.
"He wears his heart on his sleeve, and we embrace that. I think more men should embrace their emotions," she told PEOPLE. "I think that's really important in this world. That it's okay to cry, and it's okay to be upset about something or to be sad about something. We're going to talk it through and it's okay."
"There is no 'Be a man' in our house," she added. "There's no right way to be a man, and John is so good about showing them through how he treats me how to be a good man, how to be a good father. It's wonderful to see."
Miles is growing up to be quite a T-ball star, and his family loves cheering him on. He's also already taking after Legend when it comes to performing. Miles joined his dad at the piano during a Vrbo commercial where the singer-songwriter performed a cover of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now."
Fans are also convinced that Miles and Legend are twins. The EGOT winner created a TikTok photo montage of him and Miles twinning set to his cover of Coi Leray's viral song "Twinnem." Legend captioned the video, "ctrl+c, ctrl+v."
When Miles isn't watching his superstar dad perform, he's crashing his Zoom meetings. In August 2022, Legend posted an adorable video on Instagram of Miles perched on his shoulders and dancing to his track "All She Wanna Do," featuring Saweetie. "Miles loves #AllSheWannaDo. Miles loves Daddy's shoulders. Miles loves to Zoom-bomb," Legend captioned the post.
In October 2022, Miles showed off his playful side again while posing for a fun photo with his sister. In the snap, which Legend shared on Instagram, Miles wore a black hoodie and yellow t-shirt while he raised his hands to his chin and made an excited face. Meanwhile, Luna struck a model pose in a tulle orange skirt and brown boots.
On Sept. 30, 2020, Teigen shared the news of her pregnancy loss at 20 weeks on Instagram. In an emotional gallery of black-and-white photos of herself and Legend with their late son, whom they named Jack, Teigen wrote: "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."
While making a virtual appearance on Good Morning America in November 2020, the couple announced their new charity initiative with Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides resources and support to families with sick and injured children so they can stay together during treatment.
The parents also talked about grieving their loss. "I definitely give myself permission to have complete and utter grief," Teigen told GMA co-host Michael Strahan. "Every day is so different, so when people ask me how I'm doing, I always say, 'I'm okay, today.' "
"I didn't know that we could experience this grief and also share it, but when we did, it really meant so much to so many people and it was such a powerful experience for me to learn that," Legend added. "I'm just grateful that my wife was courageous enough to do it."
"... Obviously it's so painful to go through something like this as a woman," Teigen continued, "something that was inside your body that you were nurturing and taking care of, but obviously there's a father involved, and the support for the both of us has been so beautiful, so incredible."
In honor of baby Jack, Legend and Teigen have matching tattoos and planted a "Tree of Life" in their Beverly Hills home. Both Teigen and her mother, Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen, also dedicated their cookbooks, Cravings: All Together: Recipes To Love and The Pepper Thai Cookbook, respectively, to baby Jack as well.
In conversation with Scary Mommy, Teigen revealed that they travel with their late son's ashes. "Whether we go on a vacation or something, they [Luna and Miles] always say, 'Don't forget baby Jack.' And then I have to pack him up," she said. "And then we get to where we're going, they're like, 'Oh my gosh, he must be thirsty.' This might sound crazy to people, but they'll put a little glass of water next to his little box of ashes. And they really love being a part of it."
In August 2022, Legend announced that his eighth studio album, LEGEND, will feature tracks that touch on the loss of Jack and how the couple coped.
A month later, Teigen spoke to PEOPLE at an event in West Hollywood about the emotional pain she still experiences from her pregnancy loss. "They say you get a thick skin, and it is true. You get a thick skin, and you're able to deal with the emotions better that come with being hurt or let down again," she said. "But, of course, it still hurts. And, of course, you still go through it and you learn how important it is to be able to take care of yourself and go to therapy and to talk to people about any worries or anxieties you might be having."
While Teigen previously labeled the experience a pregnancy loss, in September 2022 she clarified that she had had a life-saving abortion. "Let's just call it what it was: It was an abortion," she explained at a social impact summit. "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."
Esti Maxine, 1
Legend and Teigen welcomed their second girl, Esti Maxine, on Jan. 13, 2023. The Grammy Award-winning singer first shared the news at a private concert.
"What a blessed day," he told the crowd just hours after Teigen had given birth.
A few days later, a source told PEOPLE that the Cravings author and the baby "are doing well." The insider added: "[John and Chrissy] both really wanted to add another baby to the family. It's been a long road."
The celebrity parents gave fans a glimpse of Esti on their respective Instagram accounts shortly after her birth.
"She's here! Esti Maxine Stephens - the house is bustling and our family could not be happier," Teigen captioned the sweet image of Luna and Miles holding their baby sister. "Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a c section!? We are in bliss."
Legend wrote: "On Friday, we welcomed Esti Maxine Stephens to our family, and our house is overflowing with love and joy. I'm in awe of Chrissy's strength and resilience and I'm so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I'm so, so grateful, but that doesn't seem like a big enough word…"
The couple announced they were expecting again in August 2022, nearly two years after suffering their pregnancy loss. The model shared the news of their rainbow baby on Instagram, posting mirror selfies of her baby bump and writing, "The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way."
In February 2023, Legend shared the story behind his youngest's name. "It turns out, my great-grandmother was named Esther," he told E! News. "It wasn't intentionally after someone, but once Chrissy told me that idea, I was like, 'Oh, my great-grandmother's name was Esther.' "
Esti's middle name, Maxine, was inspired by his grandmother, who shared the same middle name.
The family celebrated Esti's first birthday in January 2024 with cake and friends. "She’s been lighting up the house since day one," Legend wrote on Instagram of his daughter.
Wren Alexander Stephens
Legend and Teigen welcomed a baby boy, Wren Alexander Stephens, via surrogate on June 19, 2023. The following week, the proud mom confirmed the news in an Instagram post, which featured photos of the newborn.
On Instagram, Teigen explained how she always wanted four kids, but after losing Jack, she "didn't think I'd be able to carry any more babies on my own." She and Legend ended up deciding to go through the IVF process to conceive Esti, and in the meantime, they found the "most incredible, loving, compassionate" surrogate.
"We want to say thank you for this incredible gift you have given us, Alexandra," the cookbook author wrote of her surrogate. "And we are so happy to tell the world he is here, with a name forever connected to you, Wren Alexander Stephens."
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