John Legend is speaking candidly about facing challenges before welcoming daughter Esti.
On Thursday (February 9), the 44-year-old entertainer stopped by The Jennifer Hudson Show where he opened up about the struggles he and wife Chrissy Teigen faced while trying to conceive their newborn daughter, and explained why he thinks it’s helpful to share these struggles with the public.
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“We’ve been open about it because we’ve had challenges. We had to use [in vitro fertilization] to conceive our children,” John shared. “We’ve had a pregnancy loss, and I think a lot of families grow through that, but I think a lot of people were happy that we talked about it because they didn’t feel so alone.”
Along with Esti who was born in January 2023, John and Chrissy, 37, are also parents to daughter Luna, 6, and son Miles, 4. They previously suffered a pregnancy loss with son Jack in September 2020.
“A lot of people go through this, and they go through it in silence or they go through it feeling like they’re the only ones going through it,” John explained. “And I think Chrissy and I talking about it has made people feel better about that journey.”
Also in the interview, John admitted that he and Chrissy were a little worried about how Luna and Miles would react once Esti was born.
“We were worried because they seemed a little jealous when Chrissy was pregnant, and I was worried that they wouldn’t be excited to welcome her home,” John said. “But they’ve exceeded our expectations of how loving and excited they are. They’re just truly thrilled to be older siblings now.”
In another new interview, John shared how he tries to be as hands-on as possible after Chrissy gave birth to Esti.