Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share first snap of newborn daughter and reveal her adorable name


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed they have welcomed a baby girl on Friday, sharing the first adorable snap of their newborn and announcing her name.

The model, 37, and singer, 44 – who welcomed their child on Friday, January 13 – posted a sweet snap showing the baby being cuddled by her older siblings – daughter Luna, six, and son Miles, four.

Sharing the baby’s name, the post read:  ‘She’s here! Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is bustling and our family could not be happier.

Baby joy: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed they have welcomed a baby girl on Friday, sharing the first adorable snap of their newborn and announcing her name

‘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!’

Legend first shared the news while performing at a private concert last Friday night, telling the crowd that he and his wife welcomed ‘the little baby this morning.’

‘What a blessed day,’ the singer said, adding that although he ‘didn’t get a lot of sleep’ he felt ‘energized’ after being by spending ‘a lot of time’ by Chrissy’s side at the hospital.

Proud parents: Legend and Teigen pictured at the Emmy Awards in September

Proud parents: Legend and Teigen pictured at the Emmy Awards in September

Baby love! Legend first shared the news while performing at a private concert last Friday night, telling the crowd that he and his wife welcomed 'the little baby this morning.

Baby love! Legend first shared the news while performing at a private concert last Friday night, telling the crowd that he and his wife welcomed ‘the little baby this morning.

A person who attended the concert tweeted on Friday evening: ‘@johnlegend just told us he had a baby this morning #congratulations.’

Chrissy announced she was expecting on Instagram back in August, posting photos of her blossoming baby bump.

The happy news came nearly two years after she and John lost their son Jack 20 weeks into her pregnancy. She later revealed that her late son’s passing was the result of a life-saving abortion, not a miscarriage as she originally stated.

She explained that she made the ‘difficult decision’ to terminate the pregnancy after coming to terms with the fact that she nor Jack would likely survive.

‘Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago,’ confessed Chrissy, according to THR

In her pregnancy announcement, Chrissy described the last few years as a ‘blur of emotions’ following the loss of Jack and subsequent battle to conceive via IVF. Now, her home has been filled with ‘joy’ once again. 

Another Legend has joined the family! The Ordinary People singer  announced his wife had given birth on Friday, January 13

Another Legend has joined the family! The Ordinary People singer  announced his wife had given birth on Friday, January 13

Oh baby! A fan who attended the concert tweeted about John's announcement on Friday

Oh baby! A fan who attended the concert tweeted about John’s announcement on Friday 

Chrissy seen on December 27

Chrissy seen on December 27

‘The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,’ she began in the post. 

‘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!’

Proud father: Legend, pictured at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in September 2022, announced the baby news while performing at a private concert on Friday night

Proud father: Legend, pictured at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in September 2022, announced the baby news while performing at a private concert on Friday night

In February 2022, Chrissy – who hit one year of sobriety in July of that year – confirmed to her 37 million followers that she was going through the IVF process in the hope of conceiving again.

‘I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant because I am the opposite of pregnant!’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.

She continued: ‘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.’

Chrissy went on to express her frustration with the procedure as she noted: ‘I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist… but the bloating is a b**ch.

'Joy has filled our home and hearts again': Chrissy announced she was expecting back in August, posting photos of her blossoming baby bump

‘Joy has filled our home and hearts again’: Chrissy announced she was expecting back in August, posting photos of her blossoming baby bump

‘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.’

In September 2020, Chrissy and John tragically lost their third child, a baby boy named Jack, 20 weeks into her pregnancy.

Chrissy shared the heartbreaking news with her Instagram followers shortly after the horrific experience, and posted photos of herself in the hospital mourning the loss of her child.

Heartbreak: The happy pregnancy news came nearly two years after she and John lost their son Jack 20 weeks into her pregnancy

Heartbreak: The happy pregnancy news came nearly two years after she and John lost their son Jack 20 weeks into her pregnancy

Not long afterwards, she revealed she would be unable to carry a child again.

‘I love being pregnant, so so much, and I’m sad I never will be again,’ she posted on Instagram.

Despite the loss, Chrissy expressed gratitude for her other two children, both of whom were both conceived via IVF.

‘I’m so lucky for that,’ she told People in 2021. ‘I just think of it in terms of how blessed I am already, and also there are so many ways to have a child nowadays … whether it’s surrogacy or adoption.

Expanding family! The couple already share two children together - daughter Luna and son Miles

Expanding family! The couple already share two children together – daughter Luna and son Miles

‘Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy. I’m like, why?

‘But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me – and it’s not a failure.’

In keeping with Thai tradition, the hands-on parents planted a tree in their house to honor Jack.

Glammed up: The mom-to-be looked stunning in a hot pink dress as she posed beside her dapper husband

Glammed up: The mom-to-be looked stunning in a hot pink dress as she posed beside her dapper husband 

‘It’s important for us in Thai tradition that we always embrace the ones we’ve lost, and they’re never, ever gone.

‘This tree being planted inside the home, the whole reason why I wanted it was so Jack’s ashes could be in that soil and he could be with us all the time and grow through the beautiful leaves in this tree,’ she said.

‘The way Miles and Luna talk about him is so beautiful and reminds me of when I was little talking to my grandpa who was just sitting bedside next to my mom in a little urn,’ she said.

‘It’s all beautiful, and I love that tradition carries down.’

Bumping along! Teigen has been sharing snaps documenting her latest pregnancy on Instagram ever since announcing she was expecting

Bumping along! Teigen has been sharing snaps documenting her latest pregnancy on Instagram ever since announcing she was expecting

John said in an interview with The Guardian after the couple’s tragic loss: ‘It was a tragedy.

‘But I think it strengthened our resolve and our resilience because we were there for each other. We came out even more sure of who we were as a couple and as a family.

‘It was raw, sharing our experience. I was worried but our instinct was to do it because people knew we were pregnant and Chrissy felt like she needed to tell the story completely about what happened.

Doting mom: Teigen pictured with her two youngsters in November 2022

Doting mom: Teigen pictured with her two youngsters in November 2022

‘Also, we found out how many other families have gone through this. It was a powerful and brave thing that Chrissy did to share that because it made so many people feel like they were seen and that they weren’t alone.’

‘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!’



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