It’s been a year of high-highs and low-lows for Chrissy and her family. While she and John mostly post the very good things in their life, the former model hasn’t shied away from also posting their reality.
Over a year ago, Chrissy and John announced they’d be expanding their family of four by one to make a beautiful family of five.
The surprise announcement came at the end of the singer’s music video for “Wild,” which features his wife and two children, Luna and Miles.
Much like the music video for “All of Me,” where they announced they had gotten married in a secret ceremony, John and Chrissy SHOCKED fans yet again with their pregnancy news.
Surprise, We’re Pregnant!
Of course, the couple was thrilled to be expanding their brood; however, Chrissy experienced many complications throughout this pregnancy. She had to get multiple blood transfusions, was put on bed rest for weeks at a time and ultimately was hospitalized to continue the blood transfusions.
Tragically, on September 28, Chrissy was induced to give birth knowing their future child would not make it in this lifetime.
She announced the devastating news on social media on September 30, 2020.
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At the time, the “Lip Sync Battle” co-host posted a catalog of black-and-white pictures her and John in the hospital.
She captioned them, “We are 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.”
Chrissy noted that she and her husband never decide on a name until they’re leaving the hospital, but for some reason the name ‘Jack’ stuck out to them and they referred to the baby growing inside of her as ‘Jack.’
The post continued, “To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.”
To Jack, We Love You.
And the continued love they have for their third child is very evident.
Chrissy dedicated her most recent “Cravings” cook book to her little man and has honored him on social media multiple times.
On Tuesday, she posted another unseen photo from that unfortunate day to commemorate him.
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“And to the son we almost had. 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. “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.”
An outpouring of love, support and virtual embraces came in the comments section of her post.
Gabrielle Union wrote, “Love u 🖤🙏🏾🖤.”
Supermodel Ashley Graham commented, “beautifully written❤️❤️❤️.”
Ashley Greene replied, “❤️ your vulnerability and strength is admirable.”
Our thoughts go out to Chrissy, John, Luna and Miles.