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Kate Beckinsale has jumped to Chrissy Teigen’s defense after the 34-year-old model came under fire for posting intimate details of her and John Legend’s baby loss to Instagram.
Last week that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had tragically lost their third child – a son, who they called Jack – and chose to share the heart-breaking details, alongside some very intimate black and white pictures, to social media.
While most social media users sent their love and heartfelt condolences, a few people slammed the grieving parents for “oversharing”.
However, many people jumped to Chrissy Teigen’s defense following the criticism, including English actress Kate Beckinsale…
The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram to defend Chrissy Teigen, and also revealed that she too experienced the loss of a child, which she went through privately without the public knowing…
“I’ve noticed people criticizing @chrissyteigen for sharing deeply intimate photos of the loss of her baby,” Kate Beckinsale’s post began, which was accompanied by a very emotional poem about the loss of a baby.
“As if there’s some protocol during soul-scouring calamity that, if not observed, emboldens people who do not know her or her family to say how she should be handling the unimaginable.”
The actress then shared intimate details about her own experience with losing a child, writing that it can be the “loneliest, most soul destroying period of time”…
“Years ago, I lost a baby at 20 weeks. I had managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and I absolutely collapsed inside and no one would have known,” she continued.
“There is grief, shame and shock so often that come with an experience like this, plus the heartbreak of your body continuing, after the loss, to act as if it had a child to nurture.
“Your milk comes in, with no one to feed. It can be the loneliest, most soul destroying period of time, particularly if you are not in the position of having an emotionally connected, supportive partner like Chrissy has.
“I think it’s an honour to be allowed into another persons grief, especially with a subject like this which so often puts a woman into that hall of mirrors state of life continuing as if the world hasn’t, for you, come to a bloody and terrible halt.”
She ended her post by sending her love and well wishes to Chrissy and her family, adding that the grieving parents should be allowed to experience their grief in whatever way they see fit…
“Sending so much love to the Legend family, but also so much to the women and couples who have kept it quiet and suffered. I know there are so many,” she concluded.
“Thank you @chrissyteigen for making sure it is abundantly clear how devastating this is, and how life changing it can be without support. Let’s let the grieving decide what’s right for them.
“Send support or keep quiet. This is a really hard time to bear. Blessings and hugs to all x.”