Last weekend during a private concert, musician John Legend revealed that he and his wife Chrissy Teigen welcomed their fourth child together. The news was fresh, as the newborn arrived that very morning. Now, the former model has officially shared the news of her little one, along with their name.
To share the news, the “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat” co-author posted an image of her two children Luna and Miles holding their newborn sibling. It’s a girl! The couple had not previously shared their daughter’s sex before Chrissy’s post. For her name, John and Chrissy chose Esti Maxine Stephens. Esti is a Latin name that means “little star” while Maxine is an English name that means “greatest.”
“The house is bustling and our family could not be happier,” Chrissy wrote in her caption. “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!” John shared the same image to his Instagram page and reflected on his wife’s strength in his caption. “I’m in awe of Chrissy’s strength and resilience and I’m so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I’m so, so grateful, but that doesn’t seem like a big enough word.”
When the “Minefields” singer first announced the news of his newborn baby, he shared little details aside from her birth date, January 13, 2023, which he referred to as “a blessed day.” John and Chrissy welcomed their first two children, Luna Simone and Miles Theodore in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The couple shares another child named Jack who was stillborn. Chrissy was 20 weeks pregnant when she experienced pregnancy complications in September 2020.
John and Chrissy have been open about their journey to starting and growing their family and have discussed how they have gone through IVF to conceive. All of the couple’s children were conceived via IVF. When Chrissy announced she was pregnant last August, she was open about her emotions with this pregnancy. “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 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.”
Congratulations again to John and Chrissy on the arrival of baby Esti! We wish them all the best as they welcome their new daughter into their family.
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