John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been keeping a big surprise! The couple confirmed on 28 June that they have expanded their family once again, welcoming a son named Wren Alexander Stephens via surrogate. Teigen revealed the news and shared the first photos of Wren on Instagram. Teigen and Legend just welcomed daughter Esti Maxine in January, and have two older children: daughter Luna and son Miles. They previously lost their son Jack at 20 weeks into Teigen's pregnancy in 2020.
"For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted four children," Teigen wrote in her Instagram announcement. "As a little girl, 2 glow worms and 2 cabbage patch dolls were perpetually in my arms, helping me stir in my pretend kitchen, watching 'Alf' with me." She continued in another slide, "After losing Jack, I didn't think I'd be able to carry any more babies on my own. To be honest, I've personally blocked out a lot of my mindset during that time, but one clear memory is being surrounded by people who wanted to make sure I wouldn't go through that pain and loss again."
She explained that in 2021, the couple reached out to a surrogacy agency to inquire "about perhaps having 2 tandem surrogates, to each bring us a healthy baby boy or girl. Twins, kinda?!" During this journey, she explained, she realised she wanted to attempt to carry their baby herself "just one more time." Said Teigen, "If it doesn't work, we will be okay. We've already seen the worst."
"And so we restarted the IVF process," she wrote, explaining, "We did my transfer, and were so happy to learn it worked — we were pregnant with our little girl, Esti." At some point during their IVF process, Teigen and Legend met the most "incredible, loving, compassionate surrogate we could ever imagine, Alexandra." After an unsuccessful first transfer, Alexandra got pregnant with Teigen and Legend's son, and he was born on 19 June.
"Our hearts, and our home, are officially full," wrote Teigen. "And to our Jack, we know both their angel kisses are from you."