Kate Beckinsale reveals secret miscarriage as she supports Chrissy Teigen: ‘I lost a baby at 20 weeks’


Kate Beckinsale has opened up about her secret miscarriage as she supports Chrissy Teigen over stillborn pictures (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

Kate Beckinsale has opened up about her own personal experience of losing a unborn child as she sent her support to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

Chrissy and John have been receiving well wishes from friends and fans across the globe after they revealed the loss of their baby Jack following pregnancy complications.

And Underworld star Kate revealed she had secretly gone through a similar tragedy years before.

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘I’ve noticed people criticizing @chrissyteigen for sharing deeply intimate photos of the loss of her baby.

‘As if there’s some protocol during soul-scouring calamity that, if not observed, emboldens people who do not know her or her family to say how she should be handling the unimaginable.’

‘Years ago, I lost a baby at 20 weeks. I had managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and I absolutely collapsed inside and no one would have known,’ she continued. ‘There is grief, shame and shock so often that come with an experience like this, plus the heartbreak of your body continuing, after the loss, to act as if it had a child to nurture.’

The 47-year-old actress explained: ‘Your milk comes in, with no one to feed. It can be the loneliest, most soul destroying period of time, particularly if you are not in the position of having an emotionally connected, supportive partner like Chrissy has.

‘I think it’s an honour to be allowed into another persons grief, especially with a subject like this which so often puts a woman into that hall of mirrors state of life continuing as if the world hasn’t, for you ,come to a bloody and terrible halt.’

She then extended her love and support to all families that had been through the same pain as she added: ‘Sending so much love to the Legend family, but also so much to the women and couples who have kept it quiet and suffered. I know there are so many.

‘Thank you @chrissyteigen for making sure it is abundantly clear how devastating this is, and how life changing it can be without support. Let’s let the grieving decide what’s right for them. Send support or keep quiet . This is a really hard time to bear .Blessings and hugs to all x’

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