Chrissy Teigen confesses to having an abortion in order to “save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance.”
She previously claimed to have experienced a miscarriage. At the “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” event, an emotional Teigen admitted, “It had taken me almost a year to grasp that I truly had an abortion.”
Chrissy Teigen said on Thursday that the miscarriage she claimed to have experienced two years prior was actually an abortion, which shocked her.
Teigen and her husband John Legend had previously disclosed that they lost their son Jack at 20 weeks due to a pregnancy issue in September 2020. They said it was a miscarriage at the time.
Speaking at Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” symposium on social impact, which took place on Thursday, Teigen claimed she was shocked to learn that it was indeed an abortion.
When I was expecting Jack, John, and my third kid two years ago, I had to make a lot of challenging and terrible choices. Around the midway point, it became abundantly evident that without medical assistance, neither he nor I would survive.
Teigen, who is now pregnant and has two children with Legend, Luna, 6, and Miles, 4, added that she got excellent medical care as well as supportive friends and family. She was particularly appreciative of the kindness received from complete strangers after the pair made their news public.
She continued talking about her miscarriage before she pulled herself to a stop. Let’s just call it what it was, the star remarked, “an abortion.” “An abortion to save my life for a child that had no chance at all. And to be really honest, I didn’t put that together until a few months ago.
Teigen claimed that after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this summer, she realised what had happened. When Legend made her realise that she was one of those people, she told him that she felt pity for those who had abortions, the difficulties they had to face, and the difficult choice “they” had to make.
Teigen said, “I became silent, feeling strange that I hadn’t made sense of it that way. “I announced that we had miscarried, and everyone else concurred; it was reported in every headline,” the woman added. I felt foolish that it had taken me more than a year to actually comprehend that we had had an abortion, and I got incredibly angry that I hadn’t said what it was in the first place.
The discussion that Teigen was giving was titled “We Made That Choice.” The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills hosted the invitation-only event, which was organised in partnership with the culture change organisation Invisible Hand and included The Hollywood Reporter as a media partner. The event’s full day of programming brought together television writers, producers, and executives with cultural changemakers.
The day’s numerous discussions covered topics like intellectual humility, mental health, social and economic inequality, criminal justice, reproductive rights, climate change, responsible tech, and more. These discussions are meant to influence future onscreen plotlines and support the preservation of authenticity in stories seen on screen.
This article’s contributor is Kirsten Chuba.