On October 14th, the Billboard Music Awards were held in Los Angeles after being postponed six months during quarantine. Many memorable things happened that night such as the controversy behind why Addison Rae accepted Harry Styles’ award on his behalf or Post Malone’s big performances, but one moment grabbed the attention and heart strings of every viewer in America- John Legend song dedication. Just two weeks ago, the singer and his model wife, Chrissy Teigen, announced to the world that they had miscarried their third child, Jack. In the crushing instagram post, Teigen wrote, “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.” View this post on Instagram 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. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . 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. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it. A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Sep 30, 2020 at 8:58pm PDT On the night of the Billboard Music Awards, John Legend wanted to show his wife his unwavering love and support with a song dedicated to her. On a dark stage, with only a piano to accompany his vocals, Legend performed his song, ‘Never Break.’ He had written the song for Chrissy Teigen and opened with ‘This is for Chrissy,’ and fans immediately knew why the intimate moment held so much weight. Try watching it without falling apart: View this post on Instagram This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments. What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility. I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards, words of comfort and empathy. We feel and appreciate your love and support more than you know. More than anything, we’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence. It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone. I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready. But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families. A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on Oct 15, 2020 at 6:45pm PDT It caught the attention of everyone watching as their miscarriage had been extremely public. The couple, Teigen in particular, have been very open about their struggles to get pregnant, and their trials with IVF. When Chrissy announced that she was pregnant with her third child, it was a joyous event that was met with supportive fans coming to celebrate. While it was not confirmed, it is assumed that Teigen and Legend were pregnant for the first time ever without IVF, which is why the pregnancy was unexpected and a miracle for the couple. After multiple failed pregnancy tests, Teigen assumed she was not pregnant until she had a visit with her doctor following a surgery this Summer. With over 32 million instagram followers, everything Chrissy shares becomes big news shared with the world, which is why the home chef updated her supportive fans on the traumatic event after days of tests and transfusions. Twitter is Emotional John Legend’s heart-felt performance melted the hearts of everyone watching the Billboard awards. Twitter users who have been closely following the couple’s struggle with fertility knew this performance meant a lot, especially for those who have also suffered miscarriages. As always, Twitter was quick to comment on the Legend’s act of love and well…we are in tears over here. John Legend starts his Billboard performance of “Never Break” by saying, “this is for Chrissy” so naturally I’m now in tears 😭😭😭 — Mary Ann Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) October 15, 2020 Don’t mind us as we re-watch the video 1000 more times. 4:30 am and I’m awake crying to John Legend dedicating Never Break to Chrissy, their love is so beautiful 🥺 — Hailey👻 (@haileytirado) October 15, 2020 We are emotional after this and need some time to recoup. John Legends’ performance last night. I did not have crying on the schedule this early — DeJa Clift (@DeJa_Clift) October 15, 2020 WE ARE ALL CRYING, Nicholas. .@johnlegend’s performance for Chrissy was so sweet. I’m not crying.. you are. Okay… nvm. We are. Wow. #BBMAs — Nicholas Liddle (@NLiddle16) October 15, 2020 And yes, we are feeling just like this photo. We need some tissues over here! John Legend dedicating his Never Break performance to Chrissy got me like#BBMAs pic.twitter.com/A9TcvdkxaH — Siobhain (@summer0001) October 15, 2020 Background Still not crying? Legend has followed up the performance by explaining why the song was named, ‘Never Break.’ In a short but sweet tweet, Legend said, “Our love will remain. We will never break.” Just read how sweet and endearing this is: We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break. — John Legend (@johnlegend) October 16, 2020 The Reality According to the NHS, 1 in 8 pregnancies will result in a miscarriage. Chrissy Teigen and her husband are not the only people to experience this devastating loss, but are one of the very few public figures who choose to be open about the pain and the aftermath that follows miscarriage. When Teigen filled the world in on their loss, other women were encouraged to come forward about their miscarriages that were once too taboo to tell people about. Last week Chrissy Teigen expressed her heartbreak on losing her baby in a rare and insightful way which helped break down the silence and stigma around miscarriages and stillbirths. I’d like to share a little of mine with a photo I’ve never shared before on social media. — Jane Cattermole (@janecat60) October 11, 2020 Last week, Chrissy Teigen shared her story with the world about her miscarriage and it compelled me to want to share our story. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/aV7zK0alud — Tyler Roney (@TylerJRoney) October 9, 2020 October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, so while John Legend dedicated the song to his wife, those who have miscarried also felt seen and supported by the song. Chrissy has been radio silent following the news of the miscarriage two weeks ago, so while we are not keeping up with her Twitter reactions anymore, we assume this performance offered some light in a very dim time for her and her family.
Singer John Legend is considering leaving the United States if voters reelect President Donald Trump, and he is also encouraging Americans to think about doing the same. Legend told Cosmopolitan this week Trump is a danger to democracy and suggested Americans may want to flock to a country that protects democracy. “At some point, if that project [to destroy democracy] was to be in any way successful, you’d have to think about going somewhere that is a true democracy, that has respect for the rule of law and human rights,” Legend said. He added, “If America chooses to be that place then people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else. It is truly disturbing and concerning.” Legend explained while it would be difficult to leave the United States, he may have no other choice. “Every once in a while you think about it,” Legend said. He went on, “We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.” Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigan have voiced their criticism of Trump in the past. Trump previously took to twitter to fire back at Legend. He called the singer “boring” and his wife “filthy mouthed.” Legend told the magazine he is not concerned about the upcoming election because he believes Americans are tired of a Trump presidency. “I’m not nervous. I strongly believe America is exhausted from three and a half years of Donald Trump. Exhausted from the daily efforts to destroy democracy and the free press,” Legend said. He slammed Trump for his coronavirus response and called it “embarrassing.” Legend reiterated the nation cannot handle another four years of Trump. “We can’t bear another four years of this. As Michelle Obama said, we have to vote like our lives depend on it. I honestly think the American people will do it. I truly don’t know if we would be a democracy when we were done if we went another four years,” he said. Legend is not the only celebrity to threaten to leave the United States if Trump is reelected. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Lena Dunham, and singers Cher and Miley Cyrus are among several who said they would relocate if Trump won the White House in 2016.
Over an Instagram story on September 17th, the model and foodie, Chrissy Teigen, accidentally revealed her baby’s gender while talking about her pregnancy. Teigen was updating her fans about the size and health of her baby, and slipped in the pronoun ‘he’ when referring to the baby. The 34 year-old quickly covered her mouth realizing what she had said and just followed with “oops.” After the story, she called herself stupid, and wrapped up the conversation. It did not seem to be that big of a deal to her as she continued to post the story, and later posted it on her wall to share the news with the rest of her fans. The baby boy will be the third child for Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend, so perhaps they were not planning a large gender reveal anyway. Watch the adorable and small slip up here: How ‘Chrissy’ Of Her Twitter users were quick to congratulate the model and her husband, and make fun of her gender reveal. Teigen is known for being hilarious, outspoken, unfiltered, and all together ‘TMI.’ Her quirky personality always has fans laughing, and guessing what her next slip up will be; like the time she accidentally flashed everyone at an awards ceremony back in 2016 when her high slit dress was slit a little too high. Or in 2019, when she publicly posted her email address without realizing it and got non stop FaceTime calls from strangers. Many twitter users laughed at the idea of her sharing the sensitive information in such a cause was just “so Chrissy Teigen” of her, and the least surprising thing she could do. This is the most @chrissyteigen pregnancy reveal ever. I’m so excited for another mini @johnlegend !!! https://t.co/oCUoyj00rc — #KayleyCoogs *️⃣ (@coogs25) September 17, 2020 not that i expected a gender reveal or anything, but i imagine a sandwich-related reveal would've been up your alley (not really sure how one would successfully do a sandwich gender-reveal, but i'm sure it could be done). — mands (@mmtankersley) September 17, 2020 No Wild Fires In This Reveal Some tweets even poked at the fact that while her reveal was not ideal, at least it did not start a wildfire or cause harm to anybody as we all are familiar with by now. This, of course, is alluding to the California Wildfires that were caused by a gender reveal in Southern California earlier this September. The wildfires burned down over 7,000 acres in San Bernardino county. Twitter users wanted to make Teigen an example of what an unproblematic reveal could look like. Maybe she mentioned the pronoun, but she displace anyone or cause any damage. Twitter user, @skh4102, said, “it didn’t destroy millions of acres of forest and thousands of homes and businesses and also kill people.” Chrissy Teigen’s baby’s gender (assigned en utero) reveal was better than yours ✨and✨ it didn’t destroy millions of acres of forest and thousands of homes and businesses and also kill people. — sarah k harris (@skh4102) September 18, 2020 Hey look a gender reveal that didn’t displace thousands of people and animals and destroy a bunch of wildlife? congrats @chrissyteigen ? pic.twitter.com/yDjBILELaB — claire de lune (@ClaireMPLS) September 17, 2020 Oh wow – you did a gender reveal without burning down a state! Congrats (on the baby, and not burning down the state!) — Sean Conley (@seanwconley) September 17, 2020 Teigen even laughed about the joke herself while replying to a fan’s tweet saying, “no fires and no one shot in the d-ck.” She was referring to the viral video where a man got slammed in the crotch while shooting off a powder ‘bomb’ to reveal his child’s gender in early September. ? no fires and no one shot in the dick https://t.co/XivbQ8o5mq — chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 17, 2020 Chrissy is not shy about being totally open and honest about her body and her life, which is why she has such a cult following with over 13 million followers on Twitter and 31 million on Instagram. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share two beautiful children, Luna, 4, and Miles, 2. Teigen has shared her journey with pregnancy, as they have struggled getting pregnant naturally and turned to IVF for previous pregnancies. Back in June, she took a pregnancy test before going in for surgery, and the test came back negative. A few weeks following her procedure, John and Chrissy round out that she indeed had been pregnant prior to the surgery, but luckily the baby and her are doing well. This lighthearted accident over Instagram on Teigen’s behalf, is honestly what we needed in 2020. No drama, no theatrics- just a funny mistake to lighten your week.