John Legend speaks out about the loss of his son, Jack

KEN SIMMONS
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John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are thankful for all the compassion they've received following the loss of their son, Jack.

The model previously revealed that she'd delivered the couple's third child at about 20 weeks gestation in September due to issues with her placenta.

"We've heard from so many people who have gone through it too and it's been encouraging to be getting so much love and support from so many people who have experienced similar things," the singer told "Entertainment Tonight". "Chrissy sharing what she shared has also been helpful for other people who are going through it and may go through it in the future. So thank you."

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"Whenever we go through personal challenges -- and I think challenges as a nation -- I think we have to hold on to what makes us optimistic. What makes us hopeful, hold onto the things that bring us joy," Legend continued. "In my family, as we've gone through a tough year, we hold onto the fact that we have two beautiful kids that we love and are such a beautiful reflection of who we are and what we value.”

Legend, 41, and his wife, 34, campaigned for President-elect Joe Biden, and the 11-time Grammy winner even performed at a Biden rally in Philadelphia on the night before the election. He’s also expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported the former vice president and his running mate, Kamala Harris, in last week's election.

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“It took a lot of optimism and it took a lot of faith in democracy,” Legend said. “Faith in the people that if we put in the work to get them involved, that they would go out there and make their voices heard. And they did and it's such a powerful story."

For his latest project, Legend served as one of the producers of the holiday film, "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey." It stars Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose and premieres Friday on Netflix.

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