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Chrissy Teigen ‘doesn’t care if people were disgusted’ by photos taken after baby’s death as trolls call pics ‘graphic’

CHRISSY Teigen said "I don't care if people were disgusted" by the photos taken after her baby's death.

Internet trolls had called the photos "too graphic."

Chrissy, 34, and John Legend, 41, appeared on Good Morning America this morning and talked about how life has been after losing their third child, Jack.

When GMA host Michael Strahan asked about her decision to share those intimate pictures on social media, the Maxim model said: "I don't care if you were offended or disgusted.

"I understand it could be that way for people."

She further added that the photos were "designed for the people that were hurting."

She also confessed that John was "very uncomfortable taking them."

The All of Me singer added: "She felt like really, that one of the ways we would carry on Jack's memory was taking pictures of that moment.

"I was like worried, I was like, 'I don't want to like commemorate this pain.' But the crazy thing about having a miscarriage is you don't walk away with anything you have this emptiness – and we wanted to take the photos so that we had something to remember."

The couple further spoke about how they have been dealing with the grief, almost two months later.

The mother of two said: "I definitely give myself permission to have complete and utter grieve. Every day is so different so if you ask me how I'm doing, I'll say 'I'm ok today!'"

John added: "I didn't know that we could experience this grief and also share it, but when we did it really meant so much to so many people.

"And it was such a powerful experience for me to learn that. I'm just grateful that my wife was courageous enough to do it."

They also opened up about how they received "thousands of letters" from fans and parents who had experienced the same or simply wanted to show their support.

"Obviously it's so painful to go through something like this, as a woman – something that was inside your body that you were nurturing and taking care of – obviously there's a father involved," Chrissy shared.

"The support for the both of us has just been so beautiful, so incredible."

John quickly chimed in: "This has been a lonely time for so many people because we're all separated physically in so many ways, and just the outpouring of people's love and concern for us has truly been heartening and lifting for us.

Back in September, Chrissy revealed that her son, Jack, had passed away after she suffered severe pregnancy complications.

The model and TV personality revealed the news as she shared a series of intimate photos where she could be seen crying in a hospital gown and holding her son.

Following his tragic passing, the family kept a low profile for over a month before being spotted out and about.

John tried to support his wife through it all and he went as far as dedicating a song to her as he performed at the Billboards.

Chrissy then took to Medium to speak out for the first time about her baby's passing.

She said: "I had no idea when I would be ready to write this. Part of me thought it would be early on, when I was still really feeling the pain of what happened.

"I thought I would sit in the corner of my bedroom with the lights dimmed, just rolling off my thoughts. I’d have a glass of red wine, cozy up with a blanket, and finally get the chance to address 'what happened.'"

Chrissy then touched on the support she's received as "each been read with our own teary eyes."

The TV personality also recalled all that went down during her stay at the hospital, especially after learning that her newborn wouldn't make it as the "doctors diagnosed me with partial placenta abruption."

She recalled: "After a couple nights at the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming — it was time to say goodbye. He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either.

"We had tried bags and bags of blood transfusions, every single one going right through me like we hadn’t done anything at all. Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness.

"Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness."

While the pair was criticized for sharing their personal moment on social media, Chrissy explained her reasoning: "I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was. I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask.

"That he just had to do it. He hated it. I could tell. It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story."

Chrissy and John, 41, share two kids, daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two.

Chrissy later added: "People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart. A hole was certainly made, but it was filled with the love of something I loved so much. It doesn’t feel empty, this space. It feels full.

"Maybe too bursting full, actually. I find myself randomly crying, thinking about how happy I am to have two insanely wonderful little toddlers who fill this house with love. I smother them with love while they 'Moooooooom!!!!!' me. I don’t care."

Wrapping it up, Chrissy wrote: "I wrote this because I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so.

"Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see. Thank you so much to every single person who has had us in their thoughts or gone as far as to send us your love and stories. We are so incredibly lucky."

Not only did the couple take pictures of the sad moment, but they both got Jack's name tattooed on their wrists to pay tribute to him.

She also received her son's ashes in a small box accompanied by a teddy bear.

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