Singer John Legend delivered an emotional performance at the Billboard Music Awards dedicated to his wife, Chrissy Teigen after the couple experienced a pregnancy loss less than 2 weeks earlier.
Legend sang “Never Break” from his latest album in his first performance since Teigen announced she lost their third child, Jack, at the beginning of the month. Teigen, who typically is active on Twitter and Instagram, has been silent on social media since the announcement.
“This is for Chrissy,” Legend said as he began his performance Wednesday night.
The song’s lyrics describe a relationship that will “never break” and is built on a strong foundation that can withstand the trials and challenges of life.
“I’m not worried about us, and I’ve never been,” Legend sang. “We know how the story ends.”
The couple have two children, daughter Luna and son Miles, together and were preparing to welcome a third. Teigen posted about her struggles with her latest pregnancy early on social media and then confirmed to her followers of their loss.
Today’s performance was Legend’s first public appearance since the news.