Chrissy Teigen recently shared how both she and her family honor their late son, Jack.
In Teigen’s interview with the parenting site Scary Mommy, the 35-year-old revealed how on their most recent travels, they brought Jack’s ashes — something that Teigen along with husband John Legend’s daughter Luna, 5, and son Miles, 3, are apart of.
“Whether we go on a vacation or something, they always say, ‘Don’t forget baby Jack.’ And then I have to pack him up,” Teigen says of her two kids. “And then we get to where we’re going, they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, he must be thirsty.’ This might sound crazy to people, but they’ll put a little glass of water next to his little box of ashes. And they really love being a part of it.”
Teigen and Legend revealed on Sept. 30, 2020, how they had lost their pregnancy with Jack.
Teigen shares how, at the time, she and Legend told Luna and Miles “we lost him, but it wasn’t really until we got his ashes back, I think, that they started to be able to say, ‘Okay, this happened. Here he is now. He didn’t make it.’ “
“It was something for them to be able to put a story to, where we could say, ‘Okay, Jack is in here and he is going to stay with us. And maybe one day we might release him. And he loves that we still think about him, and he loves that we’re still emotional about him, but more than anything, he loves that we talk about him. That makes him really excited and really happy,’ ” she continues. “So they know that he’s still very much a part of our lives.”
Teigen spoke of “the son we almost had” on Instagram last month in honor of National Sons Day.
“A year ago you gave me the greatest pain I could ever imagine to show me I could survive anything, even if I didn’t want to,” she wrote in the caption. “I didn’t get to take care of you but you came and went to get me to love myself and take care of myself because our bodies are precious and life is a miracle. they told me it would get easier but yeah, that hasn’t started yet. mom and dad love you forever.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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