Chrissy Teigen Welcomes Baby Boy Via Surrogate

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have added one more to the band.

Five months after the Cravings author gave birth to daughter Esti, she and the “All of Me” singer have welcomed a baby boy via surrogate, a son named Wren Alexander Stephens.

Chrissy and John surprised their Instagram followers by revealing their son Wren Alexander’s birth in a slideshow Wednesday.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted four children,” Teigen, 37, began the lengthy post, revealing they began pursuing surrogacy as an option in 2021.

“As a little girl, 2 glow worms and 2 cabbage patch dolls were perpetually in my arms, helping me stir in my pretend kitchen, watching Alf with me. We’d sleep together nightly, each getting the same amount of kisses as to not make the others jealous. My mom always searched for the Pound Pully with 4 pups in her pouch, having no qualms about opening and peeking inside before purchasing.

“After losing Jack, I didn’t think I’d be able to carry any more babies on my own. To be honest, I’ve personally blocked out a lot of my mindset during that time, but one clear memory is being surrounded by people who wanted to make sure I wouldn’t go through that pain and loss again.

” In 2021, we reached out to a surrogacy agency, with our first correspondence inquiring about perhaps having 2 tandem surrogates, to each bring us a healthy baby boy or girl. Twins, kinda?!

“At some point, early in our surrogacy journey, I came out of a therapy session, walked downstairs and said to John – I want to try to carry just one more time. If it doesn’t work, we will be okay. We’ve already seen the worst. I promised I would be okay no matter what happened. I remember saying I just couldn’t go on wondering my whole life if I should have tried again.

“And so we restarted the IVF process, the same process that gave us our beautiful Luna and Miles. We made new embryos. We did my transfer, and were so happy to learn it worked – we were pregnant with our little girl, Esti.”

“Around the same time, we also met the most incredible, loving, compassionate surrogate we could ever imagine, Alexander. I knew she was a perfect match for us the moment we spoke to her. All our wishes and dreams alighted. I wanted to be her friend, I wanted our children to play, I wanted dinner together, I wanted to lay my head on her belly and be able to feel the hiccups and kicks. I wanted them to be in our lives for as long as time would allow.

“The first embryo we tried with Alex didn’t survive and I will never forget how hard she fought to get ready for the second transfer. How much she gave up of our own body – purgeries to get scar tissue cleared, the mental toll it takes to go through all of that for yourself, much less for other people.

“Not wanting to rush the process, we took a breath and … were just patient. I laid around, enjoying the first trimester of my pregnancy, with of course a little bit of fear that isn’t any different form any other expecting couple. As we crept toward the safe zone of my own pregnancy, we were overjoyed to learn Alexandra had become pregnant with a little boy. Our little boy.”

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“We ate hot pot to celebrate, watched Vanderpump Rules with our growing bellies, our families blending into one for the past year.

“Just minutes before midnight on June 19th, I got to witness the most beautiful woman, my friend, our surrogate, give birth amidst a bit of chaos, but with strength and pure joy and love.”

“We want to say thank you for this incredible gift you have given us, Alexandra. And we are so happy to tell the world her is here, with a name to forever connected to you, Wren Alexander Stephens.

“Our hards, and our home, are officially full. And to our Jack, we know both their angel kisses are from you.”


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Introducing Chrissy Teigen & John Ledgen’s rainbow baby

JANUARY 20, 2023

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Chrissy Teigen and EGOT-winning John Legend have welcomed their rainbow baby, a little girl named Esti Maxine Stephens.

In a post this morning Chrissy and John introduced their newest family member, who arrived a week ago, in the best way possible, while in the arms of her older brother and sister.

Chrissy captioned her post:

“She’s here! Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is bustling and our family could not be happier 💕 Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a c section!? We are in bliss. Thank you for all the love and well wishes – we feel it all! X”

While John captioned the same image:

“On Friday, we welcomed Esti Maxine Stephens to our family, and our house is overflowing with love and joy. I’m in awe of Chrissy’s strength and resilience and I’m so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I’m so, so grateful, but that doesn’t seem like a big enough word…”

Esti, is of Basque origin and means ‘star’, whilst her middle name, Maxine is of Latin origin meaning ‘greatest’.

Chrissy has not been shy on Instagram throughout her pregnancy showing off her baby bump and talking about the different pregnancy symptoms she has dealt with throughout the duration.

In August the model and seasoned Mumma posted a mirror selfie behind the scenes at a photoshoot showing off her growing bump while in full glam. She accompanied the photo with:

“the in between stage is my least fun stage. just be huge already please !!!! Also very much love hairinel in this pic. don’t worry we can’t see you!!”

Later that month, while on a family holiday to Italy, Chrissy posted to her Instagram a series of mirror selfies accompanied with a hilarious caption that had many pregnant women saying feels. Chrissy wrote:

“will name my baby with the letter my boobs stop growing at. looking like a g, maybe h”

In the following month of September, Chrissy and John attended the 2022 Emmys even though as Chrissy explained in her caption she was very much not feeling that great. In a floor-length sequined gown showing off her bump, the model looked stunning standing next to her husband on the red carpet.

“TBH I felt like hot garbage but was very happy to be surrounded by such immense talents who truly make my world go round. And then to find out most of them are terribly nice people is wonderful too. Thank you alanavanderaa rikkigash and krisstudden for glamming my dead body and rolling me out the door ”

A very real moment captured, Chrissy posted a photo of her bump with a sleeve of crackers and canned spray cheese resting against herself. She captioned:

“comical at this point”

In October Chrissy touched on the subject of nausea and having a sensitive stomach while pregnant. Posting a gorgeous photo with John in a pink mid-length dress and sky-high heels the 37-year-old wrote:

“i have lived the life of a spoiled rotten stomach. i could do ANYTHING to it – street meat, landlocked sushi, stuff that smelled off, 5 second rule floor food, ghost pepper contests, countless shots. And she was strong, my stomach. now, half of a single cherry tomato can take me down for 12 hours. but I am still so happy to be your rental home, little baby!”

Glamourous as always Chrissy stunned in a little black number with the caption:

” feeling the flips of my little belly buddy all day!”

In an Instagram reel to commemorate her birthday, Chrissy posted a bunch of clips showing off how she ‘had quite the day’. This included hanging out with family and friends, eating good food, listening to a podcast, watching TV, and even having some pregnancy-related tests.

In early December Chrissy and John attended the State Dinner at the White House in Washington D.C. Showing off her baby bump in a floor-length pink gown while standing next to a handsome John dotting a tuxedo Chrissy wrote:

“The State Dinner! Being in the White House will never not be extremely exciting. Secret Service! Tiny things you want to steal but don’t because you want to be invited back! Sitting next to the secretary of defense Lloyd Austin AHHHHH I really held back to the best of my ability. An extremely humbling room. Back home with the babies now and not sure I can do one more venture like this but what a way to go out!”

In the lead-up to Christmas Chrissy once again shone a light on a not-so-fun pregnancy symptom. In her caption she wrote:

“we got all dressed up to go to nutcracker but someone (not me) threw up in the car so we came home, took these and now I’m in my jams”

For their family Christmas photo, the Legend/Teigen gang got all dolled up in “ugly” Christmas sweaters at a brand event. Chrissy looked incredible in a white cardigan with embroidered Christmas trees and wreaths buttoned up just in the middle with her bump poking out from the bottom.

Christmas this year was spent in a tropical paradise as the model shared images of the family on the beach, in the pool, and enjoying the sunshine. Surrounded by blue skies and palm trees it looked like the perfect ‘babymoon’ for the family before their newest member arrived.

In one of her last posts before baby Esti was born Chrissy confirmed that she was in fact still pregnant. On a trip to a Dinosaur themed playground with the kids, a very pregnant Chrissy wore leggings and a sports bra covered by a trench coat. She wrote:

“left the house to play with dinos! only for you, mr miles. thank you, dinosaursinthevalley! and yes still pregnant 😩”

We are so overwhelmed with happiness for the couple as they welcome their rainbow baby into the world. We wish them all the best and can’t wait to keep watching this beautiful family grow.

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Chrissy Teigen is expecting her rainbow baby

AUGUST 4, 2022

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have announced that they are expecting another baby, the wonderful news is a welcome after the pair tragically lost their second son two years ago.

Chrissy made the announcement about their rainbow baby on Instagram, showing off her baby bump in a couple of mirror selfies. In her emotional caption she wrote:

“The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way. Every appointment I’ve said to myself, “ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce” but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”

Singer/songwriter husband John Legend posted a screen grab of her photo to his Instagram with four red hearts as the caption.

The Hollywood couple who have two children together, six-year-old Luna and 4-year-old Miles, have always been very open about their fertility struggles having conceived their first two children through in vitro fertilisation.

In October of 2020 after conceiving their third baby naturally, Chrissy shared that she had to be hospitalised after experiencing excessive bleeding. The star then made the shocking announcement that at 20 weeks she had lost the baby.

In a heartbreaking post to Instagram 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.

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.”

The 35-year-old shared with her followers back in February that she and John were trying IVF once again. After many fans were speculative about whether she was pregnant or not, Chrissy made a post on Instagram. She wrote:

“hiiii. I posted about it in my stories, but I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos. I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist…but the bloating is a bitch, so I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant because while I know it’s said with excited, good intentions, it just kind of sucks to hear because I am the opposite of pregnant! But also like please stop asking people, anyone, if they’re pregnant. I said this in the comments and got yelled at because the internet is wild but I’d rather be the one to tell you and not some poor woman who will look you in the eyes through tears and that’s how you finally learn. Anyhow, Iove youuuuu??”

Although it has been a tough road so far, we are so excited to watch this beautiful family grow. Wishing good health and love their way – we cannot wait to meet the new addition.

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Chrissy Teigen lays bare the pain and heartbreak of losing her baby

OCTOBER 28, 2020

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Chrissy Teigen has laid bare the pain and heartbreak of losing her baby son at 20 weeks, and urged other grieving mums to share their stories.

Earlier this month, the model and her singer husband John Legend revealed that they’d lost their third baby, after placenta complications. Chrissy has now penned a moving essay, detailing not only the devastation of their loss but the outpouring of love and how grateful they are.

Chrissy began by acknowledging the huge amount of support her family had received in the weeks after losing Jack, saying she’s read every note and every post as other parents came forward with their heartwrenching stories.

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The mum of Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, then went into detail about the days leading up to Jack’s birth.

“At this point I had already come to terms with what would happen: I would have an epidural and be induced to deliver our 20 week old, a boy that would have never survived in my belly (please excuse these simple terms),” Chrissy wrote. “I was previously on bedrest for over a month, just trying to get the little dude to 28 weeks, a ‘safer’ zone for the fetus. My doctors diagnosed me with partial placenta abruption. I had always had placenta problems.

“I had to deliver Miles a month early because his stomach wasn’t getting enough food from my placenta. But this was my first abruption. We monitored it very closely, hoping for things to heal and stop. In bed, I bled and bled, lightly but all day, changing my own diapers every couple of hours when the blood got uncomfortable to lay in.

“I could have spent these days at the hospital, but not much of a difference would have been made. I was still seen by doctors at home, silently twisting their negative words into positives, thinking that everything might still turn out okay. Finally, I had a pretty bad night in bed, after a not-so-great ultrasound, where I was bleeding a bit more than even my abnormal amount. My bleeding was getting heavier and heavier. The fluid around Jack had become very low — he was barely able to float around. At some points, I swore it was so low I could lay on my back and feel his arms and legs from outside my belly.

“After a couple nights at the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming — it was time to say goodbye. He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either. We had tried bags and bags of blood transfusions, every single one going right through me like we hadn’t done anything at all. Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full-blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.

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“I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was. I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it. He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”

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Chrissy was attacked by online trolls for sharing the raw and painful images as she went through different stages of grief. In her essay, she addressed the hurtful comments, detailing exactly why she chose to publish the photos.

“I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.”

She then continued to explain the birth of her son Jack.

“After hours, I was able to relax, and decided I wanted to wait until I really, really knew it was over. I stupidly compared it to dogs I had ‘put down’ in the past — how I never wanted to let go until we absolutely knew it was time, that they were suffering far too much. I texted this to my doctor and she said ‘absolutely.’.

“Later that night, I went to the bathroom, looked down into the toilet (I had been doing this for months) and broke down again. The sheer amount of blood and clots showed me exactly what I had been waiting for. It was time. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget the experience. I had always laughed about how much I loved epidurals…not so much this one. I laid there for hours, waiting to be told it was time to push. I obviously never had to dilate much, he was still a tiny little guy. I had been laying on my side, switching sides every hour or so, whenever the nurse told me to.

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“I remember laying on my right side, looking opposite of John, when I was told to make my switch. I opened my legs and started to turn to face John and just like that, he was on his way out. The doctors yelled for a bit and…I don’t know what to say, even now. He was out. My mom, John and I each held him and said our own private goodbyes, mom sobbing through Thai prayer. I asked the nurses to show me his hands and feet and I kissed them over and over and over again. I have no idea when I stopped. It could have been 10 minutes or an hour.
I dunno how long he had been waiting to be delivered for. That will probably always haunt me. Just writing it makes my nose and eyes tingle with tears. All I know now is his ashes are in a small box, waiting to be put into the soil of a tree in our new home, the one we got with his room in mind.”


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Chrissy then unpacked how her life has been since losing her baby and encouraged other mums to deal with their grief more publicly.

“People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart. A hole was certainly made, but it was filled with the love of something I loved so much. It doesn’t feel empty, this space. It feels full. Maybe *too* bursting full, actually. I find myself randomly crying, thinking about how happy I am to have two insanely wonderful little toddlers who fill this house with love. I smother them with love while they “Moooooooom!!!!!” me. I don’t care.

“I also cry when I get mad at myself for being too happy. Sometimes I read things that make me gut laugh, or see an instagram post worthy of a like (yes, I’m gone but I’ve still been creeping!). And, I always forget I’m not pregnant anymore. I hold my belly when I walk around. I have a moment of freak out when the kids jump on my non-existent bump. The clarity after these moments always make me sad.

“I feel bad our grief was so public because I made the joy so public. I was excited to share our news with the world. Stories leading up to this had been chronicled for all. It’s hard to look at them now. I was so positive it would be okay. I feel bad that I made you all feel bad. I always will. But the moments of kindness have been nothing short of beautiful. I went to a store where the checkout lady quietly added flowers to my cart. Sometimes people will approach me with a note. The worst part is knowing there are so many women that won’t get these quiet moments of joy from strangers. I beg you to please share your stories and to please be kind to those pouring their hearts out. Be kind in general, as some won’t pour them out at all.

“These strangers always tell me that life will move on, just differently. They tell me to not let anyone tell me this was ‘God’s plan’, or that we will ‘have another soon’. Thanks to you, I will block this out forever. I worry that people feel uncomfortable sharing their joy with me. I’m currently surrounded by the pregnant bellies of many close friends, and I can swear to you, nothing makes me more happy. I know your joy and I love you.

“I wrote this because I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so. Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see. Thank you so much to every single person who has had us in their thoughts or gone as far as to send us your love and stories. We are so incredibly lucky.”


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  • SANDS Miscarriage, stillbirth & newborn death support – 1300 308 307
  • Pregnancy, Birth & Baby – 1800 882 436
  • Bears of Hope Miscarriage – 1300 114 673
  • PANDA – 1300 726 306

Chrissy Teigen keeps it real in postpartum undies

MAY 22, 2018

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If ever a celebri-mum needs to be applauded for keeping it real, it’s model Chrissy Teigen.

Just days after giving birth to her second child with singer-songwriter John Legend the refreshingly honest 32-year-old has shared a snap that has mums everywhere nodding in solidarity.

Chrissy is breastfeeding newborn Miles, while her less-than-glamourous after-birth underwear is on full display.

In her spare hand, she’s holding an Asian pear, which comes packaged in cushioned foam that looks uncannily similar to her underwear. And in a superb nod to the craziness of the newborn days, Chrissy’s gorgeous two-year-old Luna is casually playing a pink harp in the background. Gold.

Chrissy alludes to Ali Wong’s hilarious Netflix comedy special, in which the comedian makes the same comparison between the packaged fruit and postpartum underwear.

Incidentally, if you’re pregnant or a mum – make sure you check out Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife, you’ll laugh until your pelvic floor muscles give out.


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcome gorgeous baby boy

MAY 21, 2018

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Model Chrissy Teigen and singer-songwriter husband John Legend have revealed the first picture and name of their adorable baby boy, who was born last week.

The newest Legend has a mighty name – Miles Theodore Stephens, and is a little brother for the couple’s daughter Luna, two.

Both Chrissy and John posted the pic of their little stunner on social media, 32-year-old Chrissy gushing, “We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love.”

In her typical hilarious style, the model mumma revealed on Twitter that Miles’ birth was somewhat different to Luna’s.


The Lip Sync Battle host also revealed that Miles is very little, as he arrived a few weeks early.

The couple, who married in 2013, has been open about their fertility struggles. They used IVF to conceive daughter Luna and son Miles, and hope to expand their family in the future using the same process.

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