Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have given the world a first look at their rainbow baby and second baby girl. Both posted photos of their eldest daughter Luna, 6, and now middle child, four-year-old son Miles, with their new sister, Esti Maxine Stephens.
“She’s here!” Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is busy and our family couldn’t be happier 💕” Teigen shared. “Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love and I’m learning you still need ac section diapers!? We are in bliss. Thanks for all the love and well wishes – we feel it all! X .”
Legend shared similar sentiments and the same image in his caption. “Last Friday we welcomed Esti Maxine Stephens to our family and our house is filled with love and joy,” he wrote. “I’m in awe of Chrissy’s strength and resilience, and I’m so excited to see Luna and Miles embrace their little sister. I’m so, so grateful, but that doesn’t seem like a big enough word…”
Esti joins the family just over two years after Teigen and Legend lost their son Jack to a partial placenta. In September 2020, Teigen had a life-saving abortion when he was 20 weeks old, she explained in September 2022.
“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make a lot of difficult and heartbreaking decisions,” Teigen recalled, via The Hollywood Reporter. “It became very clear about halfway through that he wasn’t going to survive and neither was I without some medical intervention.”
She admitted that she did not initially see the procedure as an abortion, publicly calling it an “abortion”. But now, “let’s just call it what it was: It was a miscarriage,” she said. “An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put it together until actually a few months ago.”
She further explained what happened on Twitter. “I told you all that we had a miscarriage because I thought that was what it was. But it was a miscarriage and we were devastated and grateful at the same time. It just took me over a year to realize it. “
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