"It's such an amazing way for them to start the new year," a source shared.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are over the moon to be parents for the third time. Teigen, 37, and Legend, 44 who are mom and dad to son Miles Theodore, 4, and daughter, Luna Simone, 6 welcomed their new baby on January 13. This birth is particularly special to the couple who suffered a heartbreaking pregnancy loss back in 2020. A source told PEOPLE "They both really wanted to add another baby to the family. It's been a long road." The mother and baby are doing well, according to the insider. "It's such an amazing way for them to start the new year," the source added.
At a private concert, the musician announced to the audience that they had just welcomed "the little baby this morning." "What a blessed day," he exclaimed. Although he "didn't get a lot of sleep," the singer continued, he "feels energized" after spending "a lot of time" at the hospital.
The arrival of their new baby has been much awaited by the couple. The loss of their baby whom they named Jack in 2020 was a painful experience for the family, especially Teigen. The model had some complications in her previous pregnancy that left her hospitalized and weak from excessive bleeding.
At the time in a lengthy Instagram post, she 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."
Speaking of how the couple always named their babies at the last moment, it was different this time around. "For some reason, we had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack." The grieving mom also pointed out that her son "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," she said in a heartfelt note.
Two years later she shared the news that she was pregnant again after "1 billion shots," suggesting the pair used fertility treatments, like in vitro fertilization, to conceive again. The cookbook author told PEOPLE that her kids were "very excited" about their family's new addition and that they learned about her pregnancy early on. What great news for the family!
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