John Legend dedicated his emotional Billboard Music Awards performance to wife Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday night.
The singer/activist, 41, pu-lled at the world’s heartstrings during the emotional rendition of his song Never Bre-ak.
John’s powerful performance was his first return to the public stage, br-aving the spotlight just weeks after he and Chrissy, 34, su-ffered a tr*gic loss of her pregnancy.
Hostess Kelly Clarkson introduced her friend with love, telling the audience: ‘He and Chrissy just have this warm way of inviting us into their world, the highs and the lows.
‘Our hearts go out to you both in this very difficult time and I’m thankful that you continue to share your light and your talent with all of us for the very special performance, possibly my favorite of the night,’ she went on.While po!sed as ever, John’s rendition of the ba-llad was r!pe with feeling.
Though a seasoned performer, audiences could hear John’s voice cr-ack as he held back te-ars mid-song.Lyrics like ‘Who knows about tomorrow? We don’t know what’s in the stars, I just know I’ll always follow the light in your heart,’ proved especially po!gnant for the Legend-Teigen family.
Social distancing was in full effe-ct at the event held during the COVID-19 pan*emic as awards were not handed off directly from presenter to winner. There was also no traditional red carpet but instead a backdrop for stars to take photos during the show.
Just two weeks ago, Chrissy and John shared their heartbre-ak with the world when they revealed they lost what would have been their third child halfway through Teigen’s pregnancy. The Cr-avings cookbook author revealed the tr*gic news on social media, telling fans: ‘We are sho*ked and in the kind of deep pa!n you only hear about, the kind of pa!n we’ve never felt before.
Talking about the medical compl!cations she experienced, Chrissy explained: ‘We were never able to stop the bl*eding and give our baby the flu!ds he needed, despite bags and bags of bl*od tra*sfusions. 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,’ she continued. ‘To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many compl!cations, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to surv!ve. 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.’
The devas*ating post included five black and white photos taken at the hospital, showing Chrissy cr*ing on her bed as well as a sh-ot showing her and John cradling their son. Days before, Chrissy – who conce!ved daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two, through I-VF – revealed she was on ‘ser!ous bed rest’ due to bl*eding and said she was ‘about halfway through her pregnancy’, which is around 20 – 24 weeks.
Losing a baby past 24 weeks is a stillbirth rather than a m!scarriage. If a baby d!es before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a m!scarriage or late fe*al loss. Shortly after br*aking the tr*gic news to her followers, Teigen took to her Twitter page to further express her sh*ck from the loss.’Driving home from the hospital with no baby.How can this be real,’ she wrote.
John also took to Twitter to share Chrissy’s post, while writing: ‘We love you, Jack’ alongside five black hearts.The four photos uploaded to Chrissy’s Instagram paint a heartbr*aking scene, with one of the pictures showing Teigen cr*ing and cra-dling Jack in her arms as John leaned next to them.
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