Kate Beckinsale is coming to Chrissy Teigen’s defense after Chrissy and John Legend faced criticism for deciding to share their pregnancy loss on social media.
Chrissy revealed the loss of her pregnancy in a heartbreaking Instagram post.
Kate Beckinsale is coming to Chrissy Teigen’s defense after some people on social media criticized Chrissy’s choice to share photos of her pregnancy loss. Chrissy was admitted to the hospital for severe bleeding, but sadly, doctors weren’t able to save her and husband John Legend’s child. Kate showed her support on Instagram by sharing a beautiful poem and revealing her own pregnancy loss.
“I’ve noticed people criticizing @chrissyteigen for sharing deeply intimate photos of the loss of her baby. As if there’s some protocol during soul-scouring calamity that, if not observed, emboldens people who do not know her or her family to say how she should be handling the unimaginable,” Kate wrote in a candid Instagram caption. “Years ago, I lost a baby at 20 weeks. I had managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and I absolutely collapsed inside and no one would have known.”
A post shared by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on Oct 2, 2020 at 4:16am PDT
Chrissy shared the heartbreaking news on Thursday, October 1, with a series of black-and-white photos, showing her family in the hospital. “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. 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,” she wrote. “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.”
She added, “Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts, and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you.”
A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Sep 30, 2020 at 8:58pm PDT
Kate continued to explain that a woman’s loss of a child is filled with shame and pain. It can be a lonely experience and she showed her support of Chrissy’s decision to shed light on a tragedy that many experience. “There is grief, shame, and shock so often that come with an experience like this, plus the heartbreak of your body continuing, after the loss, to act as if it had a child to nurture,” she explained. “Your milk comes in, with no one to feed. It can be the loneliest, most soul-destroying period of time, particularly, if you are not in the position of having an emotionally connected, supportive partner like Chrissy has. I think it’s an honour to be allowed into another person’s grief, especially with a subject like this which so often puts a woman into that hall of mirrors state of life continuing as if the world hasn’t, for you, come to a bloody and terrible halt.”
She added, “Sending so much love to the Legend family, but also so much to the women and couples who have kept it quiet and suffered. I know there are so many. Thank you @chrissyteigen for making sure it is abundantly clear how devastating this is, and how life-changing it can be without support. Let’s let the grieving decide what’s right for them. Send support or keep quiet. This is a really hard time to bear. Blessings and hugs to all x.”
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