Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are now parents to four children.
The cookbook author announced today that she and the singer have welcomed their fourth child, a boy, via surrogate. Their newborn son, named Wren Alexander Stephens, was born on June 19th. His middle name is an ode to the couple’s surrogate, Alexandra, who carried him.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Teigen revealed that Alexandra tried to carry another of the couple’s embryos, but it didn’t survive. She then went through a grueling process to make sure Wren was born healthy.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted four children,” Teigen started in her post. She added that after losing her son Jack in the middle of her pregnancy, she didn’t think she’d be able to carry more babies herself, so she and Legend reached out to a surrogacy agency in hopes that two volunteers could carry two of the stars’ babies at once: “like twins, kinda?” Teigen wrote.
Teigen and Legend are also parents to daughter Luna, 7, and son Miles, 5.
In her post, Teigen shared the first photo of her and Legend’s newborn son, looking adorable in their arms while wrapped in a hospital blanket. She also shared a close-up of the baby boy, as well as a photo of her kissing her surrogate’s pregnant belly before Wren was born.
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