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Chrissy Teigen updates fans: 'We are quiet but we are okay'

Chrissy Teigen returned to social media Friday prompted by husband John Legend's moving song dedication after their family's pregnancy loss last month.

“It’s bigger than you and me,” John Legend sang. “It’s one plus one equals three.”

On Thursday, “The Voice” coach and R&B singer dedicated his performance of “Never Break” from the previous evening’s Billboard Music Awards to his wife, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.

“This is for Chrissy,” the singer-songwriter wrote on Instagram. “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.”

The moving performance came just two weeks after Teigen shared the heartbreaking news of her recent pregnancy loss. And it prompted Teigen to update fans on how she and her family have been holding up.

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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.

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“I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments,” Legend wrote. “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.”

Teigen announced her pregnancy loss in a devastating post on Sept. 30, with support pouring in from far and wide. Usually a prolific and beloved presence on social media, Teigen has kept a low profile since then.

On Friday, she updated her Instagram feed for the first time since revealing the family’s tragic news. Teigen posted an image showing Legend’s tribute along with the caption: “We are quiet but we are okay. Love you all so much.”

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Legend, an EGOT winner, sang “Never Break” (from his latest album, “Bigger Love”) at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre Wednesday night. (NBC broadcast this year’s Billboard Music Awards as a three-hour telecast, with no live audience involved.)

Legend wrote the song in early 2019 as “an ode to love and hope and resilience, and the power of the human spirit.” Little did he know then that it would become a deeply personal anthem for the love of his life.

“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,” Legend wrote on Instagram. “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.

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“Our love will remain. We will never break.”

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“I know that the world is in a state of turmoil,” Legend told The Times in a June interview pegged to the release of “Bigger Love.” “We’ve got a pandemic raging in America. We’ve got our long-standing issues with racism and police violence. This is a weird time to put music out, but if I were going to put anything out at this moment, it would be this, the kind of lift that people could use right now.”

On that same Zoom call with The Times, Legend also had some words of praise for his wife.

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“She has a sense of wonder and adventure that really makes me enjoy being her husband and parenting with her,” he said.

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