At the Billboard Music Awards, John Legend dedicated a deeply moving rendition of “Never Break” to his wife Chrissy Teigen. It’s been about two weeks since she had pregnancy complications that resulted in the death of the third child they were expecting.
In a beautiful letter to his wife, John said:
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.
Chrissy responded with a short note to well-wishers, “We are quiet but we are okay. Love you all so much.”
In this terrible year, it is so inspiring to see a family who lost so much turn pain into a message that might comfort others who are also suffering. If John and Chrissy can find the strength to face the future, you can, too!
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