John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Get Matching Tattoos To Honor Their Late Son

After losing their son in September, Chrissy Teigan and John Legend have been open and vulnerable about their grief. Their matching tattoos highlight the importance of the conversation about pregnancy loss.

Earlier in October, when the news broke that they’d lost Jack, diagnosed with partial placenta abruption, Legend dedicated his performance at the Billboard Music Awards to his wife.

The grieving process manifests itself differently for everyone. Teigan and John’s matching tattoos have allowed so many others who relate to share their own stories.

Grief

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This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments. What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility. I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards, words of comfort and empathy. We feel and appreciate your love and support more than you know. More than anything, we’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence. It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone. I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready. But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families.

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Back in October, Legend spoke about his family’s loss, expressing his gratitude for the support from fans and families with similar experiences.

“We’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence”. “It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone.”

Wrote John Legend.

Matching Tattoos

Chrissy Teigen recently revealed that she had tattooed her late son’s name, Jack, in a delicate, cursive font on her arm. She shared this in a post where she was holding her husband, John Legend’s hand.

The tattoo artist Winter Stone (real name Daniel Winter) shared that John got the same tattoo. Both have the name written on their forearms, where they have matching tattoos honoring the other family members. Teigen has “John – Luna – Miles.” Legend has “Chrissy – Luna – Miles,” and both have “Jack” in addition.

Reception From Fans

The couple’s matching ink generated a spirited discussion on social media with fans who shared similar experiences and images of their commemorative tattoos.

“Tattoo artists participate in so much healing,” one fan wrote in the comments of Winter’s post. “I just want to thank you and all tattoo artists for helping us remember loved ones in such beautiful ways,” another person added.

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Tumisang Mosito

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