Chrissy Teigen, John Legend open up on pregnancy loss, new charity initiative

The couple shares how the experience brought them closer and detail their new mission to help support families with sick children.
7:27 | 11/24/20

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We'll turn to that ABC news exclusive, Chrissy Teigen and John legend in their first iew since their heartbreaking pregnancy loss. Michael, you spoke with them, and, boy, they are offering so much hope. They really are, Cecilia. Less than two months after their loss, the couple is opening up, how the experience brought them even closer and now their new mission to help families who need it most with the new charity initiative through the Ronald McDonald house charities. This morning, a message of honesty and strength. I definitely give myself permission to have complete and utter grief. Every day is so different, so when people ask me how I'm doing I'll always say I'm okay today. Reporter: Chrissy Teigen and John legend opening up in their first interview together about the painful loss of their pregnancy, a loss that stunned fans when they shared the news. 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 and I'm just grateful my wife was courageous enough to do it. I have thousands of letters written to me, you know, obviously it's so painful to go through something like this as a woman, something that was inside your body that you were nurturing but obviously there is a father involved and the support for the both of us has just been so beautiful, so incredible. Reporter: Chrissy's recent pregnancy was full of complications and at 20 weeks the baby they decided to name jack was no longer able T survive, but Chrissy says she knew she had to document their suffering and heartache taking these deeply intimate photos they shared on social media. They were very personal and they were heartbreaking. But you said you shared those for people who needed them. I don't care if you were offended or disgusted. I understand it could be that way for people. Designed for the people that were hurting and John was very uncomfortable taking them. She felt like really that one of the ways we would C on jack's memory was to take pictures of that moment. I was like worried. I don't want to commemorate this pain but the crazy thing about having a miscarriage is you don't walk away with anything. Have you this emptiness and we wanted to take the photos so that we had something to remember it by. The outpouring of love from family, friends and complete strangers helping in ways they never expected. But you really don't know the support you have till you go through something like this. 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. The world is inherently good. I believe people are inherently good and it's shown itself and it's -- as hard as it was it's beautiful to see this side of it. Forissy and John this experience strengthening their bond. I just know that I love my wife more than ever. We've been through so many challenges together and they've made us stronger and I know that doesn't always happen when people go through tragedy. But I feel like the challenges we faced together have made us feel even more sure about who we are together as a couple and who we as a family and that when we commit to be together forever that we really hold that promise to heart and we take it seriously and I feel like we're stronger together than we've ever been. Their two young children, miles and Luna, also helping them feel hope. You have your hands full. When they're 4 and 2 you have to entertain them. They bring so much joy every day and so much add venture every day. We've always loved a very lively household. It might be lively than ever these days, but, yeah, when I -- I don't know, you don't want to be stuck in bed when you hear the laughter downstairs and it helps so much. Knowing how important it is to have the support of family during tough times, Chrissy and John are teaming up with Ronald McDonald house charities which provides resources and assists families with sick or injured children in the hospital. McDonald's has been supporting Ronald mcdong that would house charities for 40 years and they -- I've been supporting McDonald's for 34 year. Yes. Me, 41. What made you guys want to team up and partner up with Ronald -- As long as you care for children there's nothing else you need to do aside from being a part of this initiative. This is bipartisan. Loving your children, loving -- wanting the best for your children and wanting to keep families together for us is insanely important. Now more tver charities need help as donations decline due to the pandemic. You know, you've seen this year with covid especially that people need their families closer when they're going through an illness and a lot of families can't afford to be there. What they're doing is so incredible and so beautiful and honestly this is probably one of the most proud things I've been a part of. I'm really proud to support. The organization helping families like the Howells who stayed at the Ronald McDonald house when their daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder requiring treatment at a hospital hours from home. Justine now 7 able to support her dad from the sidelines as he raises and awareness for Ronald McDonald house charities. Now to rally support, McDonald's is taking the initiative online with the #hereforrmhc social challenge. McDonald's is committing $100 million over the next five years to support Ronald McDonald house charities and want to involve everyone in that so McDonald's is going to donate the money but if you want to participate and have $100 donated in your name you can hashtag here for rmhc and give us heart hands. On Instagram, tiktok or Twitter. Do you want us to teach you the heart hands. The diamond. Start with a diamond. Look at your hands. My god. He is a football player. Put your pinkie up. Right pinkie up. Hey, stop making fun -- Make a heart with your index fig finish with a heart. There you go. There we go, the pinkie -- You probably had a few injuries on that pinkie. I mean, you guys, two of my favorite people to talk to, we've been friends for quite a while but this is still a tough conversation to have but as you can see they have not lost their sense of humor. They are resilien even through all their pain and their healing they are reaching out and helping people through the Ronald McDonald house charities to show how special they have. I love how they say they did it for people who needed it. Anybody who's been through this situation knows you find comfort in talking about it and healing with the people around you so what a powerful, courageous sgres gesture and to do it so publicly. Thank you so much, my man. To learn more about the hashtag here for rmhc social challenge, can you go to their website,

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