Singer John Legend gave an emotional performance at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday dedicated to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, after the couple suffered a pregnancy loss weeks earlier.
Legend sang “Never Break” from his latest album in his first performance since Teigen announced the loss of their third son, Jack, earlier this month. Teigen, who is typically active on Twitter and Instagram, has been silent on social media since the announcement.
“This is for Chrissy,” Legend said at the start of her performance Wednesday night.
The lyrics of the song describe a relationship that “will never break”
“I’m not worried about us and I never have been,” sang Legend. “We know how the story ends.”
The couple have two children, daughter Luna and son Miles, together and were preparing to welcome a third. Teigen soon posted about her struggles with her latest pregnancy, describing a problem with a weak placenta and abnormal bleeding in social media updates while on bed rest.
She updated millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter on October 1 with news of the loss of their family.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we have never experienced before,” Teigen wrote. “We have never been able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It wasn’t enough.”
The opening up of the couple moved thousands of people to the internet, many of whom shared their personal stories about fertility and miscarriage.
“Thank you for sharing your pain” a mother wrote. “I have had 3 miscarriages and 2 live births. It has been the strength and compassion of women sharing their experiences with loss that has guided me through some very dark times. I am holding you and your family in my heart as you go. all move through this. “
The 34-year-old model was open about her fertility struggles, publicly explaining that the couple used IVF to conceive their two children. They revealed their third pregnancy in a music video for Legend’s song “Wild” in August.
Teigen also shared that she was surprised by her third pregnancy because the baby was conceived without fertility treatments, something she didn’t previously know was possible. The model explained in a Twitter thread who had a routine pregnancy test before surgery to remove breast implants and was negative.
But when she took a home test weeks later, she found out she was pregnant.
“A few weeks after the surgery, I took a test,” Teigen wrote. “And for many years I have been taking pregnancy tests almost every month, praying to see a positive day. Just wishful thinking. I have never had a positive result before. “