In September 2020, Teigen disclosed she had suffered a miscarriage after hospitalization after the diagnosed with a partial placenta abruption and had to deliver their son, Jack.
We are scared and in the kind of pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we have never felt before, Teigen wrote at the time. We could never stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions.
In a New Yorker profile, Legend got candid about that time in their lives and how he and his wife may truly fill the hole left behind by the loss of Jack but that they’re working on moving forward and being happy.
It made us stronger, going through this together, even though we were broken in some way because we had to hold each other together and support each other through it, Legend told the publication. It’s a way of forging you.
At first, the musician acknowledged he was hesitant about sharing something so personal with the world the way they chose to. Still, he quickly realized how important it was for Teigen to do so, to break the taboo surrounding the discussion of miscarriages.
Now that Teigen is pregnant again, the EGOT winner shared that they are guardedly optimistic because of the fear that tragedy could strike again, but they’re looking forward to welcoming their new baby.
He feels it’ll be a new person to love and make our lives more joyful. We’ll still always carry some of that grief from Jack, but we will keep living and loving and finding joy in life.
In the same interview, Legend also touched on his fallout with his long-time friend and collaborator, Kanye West, and explained what happened between them.
They described it as we stopped being friends because he supported Trump, a mischaracterization. I was saying he was very upset with me and did not support him, which was the reality of the strain on our friendship.
Legend said the two hadn’t been friends since he supported Joe Biden’s presidency, but he doesn’t know what lies ahead for them, explaining that it’s up to Ye if he can get past it and rekindle their friendship.
He doesn’t want to live a life so consumed by politics that it is the sole determinant of who can be my friend and who can’t, the musician continued. But values matter and character matters, and moral compass matters.
When Legend tried to talk to Ye about how he was vocalizing his support for Trump across his platforms and influencing his followers, Kanye posted screenshots of their conversation on Twitter, which Legend also addressed in the profile.
He talked to him with love and with empathy and tried to help him see another way of looking at things, Legend said. And he went the way he went with it.
When Kanye decided to run for President, Legend said he found it frustrating that his campaign was being pushed along by Trump’s personnel, which raised money for Ye, got petitions signed, and got him on the ballet.
He saw their work on his behalf as a clear scam and an operation to try to siphon Black votes away from Biden, so there was no way I was going to support it, Legend said. Kanye was upset with that, and we haven’t been friends since.