Chrissy Teigen was emotional as she opened a slew of delayed condolence letters just months after her baby son Jack was tragically born dead in late September 2020.
The embattled 35-year-old Cravings founder took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off a hefty pile of supportive fan mail she “just got,” while pledging to read them all.
Although the letters were sent to her agency William Morris Endeavor last year, Teigen explained that the mailroom was “closed” during the pandemic and only recently “reopened,” to which she received them.
Lost in the mail: Chrissy Teigen, 35, sobs as she reveals a stack of fan letters she “just received” showing support for her after her baby son Jack was stillborn in late September 2020; pictured February 2020
Much love: “I love you,” she said, showing a table covered with supportive notes
The model ran her hand over a stack of handwritten letters that she and her husband John Legend had finally gained access to.
“This is just… piles of letters we just got, because the place, er, the place we normally get mail from—where you send mail—has been closed and reopened,” Teigen said, tearfully. .
“Now we have everything, so when you send us, you’ve sent the most amazing condolence letters, cards, and books, and I want you to know that we’ve all gotten them, all of them. I’m going to read them all, okay? I love you,’ she said.
Unearthed: Model ran her hand over a pile of handwritten letters that she and husband John Legend finally gained access to after the WME office recently reopened
‘You’re not alone’: ‘You’ve sent the most amazing condolence letters and cards and books, and I want you to know that we’ve all gotten them, all of them. I’m going to read them all, okay?” Teigen said on Instagram
“I got this right, I understand and I love you,” she continued, showing one letter in particular that read “I don’t know if you’ll get this, but I wanted to let you know, October is the month for awareness of pregnancy and baby loss.’
The staunch fan kept saying they would “light a candle for Jack on October 15,” which continued to trigger waterworks from the model.
Teigen first announced that she and Legend were expecting in August, before tragically losing their baby – who they named Jack – mid-pregnancy in late September.
After days of bleeding that caused a hospital stay, doctors diagnosed Teigen with partial placental abruption — in which the placenta separates from the uterine wall blocking or restricting the baby’s airflow — at which point her body could not carry the child .
Grief: Cravings founder announced she had lost son Jack mid-pregnancy last September and has been on a journey of healing ever since
Heartbreaking: ‘Drive home from the hospital without a baby. How can this be real?” she tweeted shortly after
Supporting: “I didn’t know we could experience and share this sadness, 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, and I’m just thankful that my wife was brave enough to do it,” Legend told GMA
“We’re 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,” her long caption began.
Chrissy continued to say that their baby had “worked so hard to be part of our little family, and he will forever be,” before apologizing that Jack’s life had “so many complications,” and her uterus. could not house him as he needed.
She had written an emotional essay on Medium after taking some time off from social media and later confessed to grieving, going horseback riding for therapy, and even embarking on a journey of sobriety.
And Legend had said in a November Good morning America interview: ‘I didn’t know we could experience and share this sadness, 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, and I’m just grateful that my wife was brave enough to do it.’
In memoriam: One letter in particular that read ‘I don’t know if you’ll get this, but I just wanted to let you know that October is the known month of pregnancy and baby loss’, continued to trigger waterworks
Comfort: Beneath the stack was a random ‘Zen’ tea bag and a miniature cross
Chrissy’s post comes at a time when the model has been on the receiving end of the cancellation culture following a massive bullying scandal that fueled many lucrative partnerships.
Her Cravings line of cookware had been removed from Target, though it was reported that they had come to an agreement in December before the Twitter fiasco.
Later, Macy’s had also dropped its line, and it was also said that a major deal with Bloomingdale’s fell through.
And she also stepped away from her and Kris Jenner’s Safely cleansing products, and the brand released a statement saying she needed to “focus on herself and be with her family.”
Cancel culture: On July 20, she told TMZ she could be canceled ‘forever’ and insisted: ‘I’ve decided I’ll never meddle with anyone’s s**t again’
On July 20, she told: TMZ that she could be canceled “forever” after passing out for telling non-binary former teen bride Courtney Stodden to “kill herself,” calling teen mom Farrah Abraham a “wh**e,” and furthermore insinuating that Lindsay Lohan had slit her wrists.
“I’ve decided that I’ll never meddle with anyone’s s**t again,” she told videographers.
When asked how long she would remain a member of the so-called “cancellation club,” she tried to maintain a good sense of humor and said, “I don’t know, it could be forever. I have no idea. I do not know.’
“All I can do is live my life and take care of my children and family…Everyone can make their own choice.”
For help and support with related issues, visit The International Stillbirth Alliance at www.stillbirthalliance.org or Tommy’s Stillbirth, Premature and Miscarriage Charity at www.tommys.org
Succumbing: ‘All I can do is live my life and take care of my children and family…Everyone can make their choice’, the mother of two said she fell victim to culture cancellation; pictured July 20