Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend have announced the birth of their fourth child, a baby boy named Wren Alexander Stephens, who was born via surrogate on June 19.
Teigen shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday, along with a series of photos and videos of the newborn and the family. She also revealed that the baby’s middle name was a tribute to their surrogate, Alexandra, who she described as “the most incredible, loving, compassionate surrogate we could ever imagine”.
Teigen said that she had always wanted four children, but after losing their son Jack during pregnancy in 2020, she didn’t think she could carry any more babies on her own. She said that they reached out to a surrogacy agency in 2021 and met Alexandra, who agreed to carry their baby boy.
At the same time, Teigen and Legend were also trying to conceive another child through IVF, and they were surprised to find out that they were pregnant with their daughter Esti, who was born in January 2023.
Teigen said that having Wren and Esti was a “miracle” and that they felt “grateful and blessed” for their four children. She also thanked Alexandra for giving them “this incredible gift” and said that they would be “forever connected” through Wren.
She also dedicated a message to their late son Jack, saying that they knew both Esti and Wren’s “angel kisses” were from him.
Legend also posted a photo of him holding Wren on Instagram, calling him “our new love”.
The couple, who have been married since 2013, also have a daughter Luna, seven, and a son Miles, five. They are known for being candid about their personal lives on social media and have been vocal about their struggles with infertility, pregnancy loss and abortion.
They have also been supportive of each other’s careers, with Legend winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award for his music and acting work, and Teigen becoming a best-selling author of cookbooks and hosting various TV shows.
They have also been involved in various philanthropic causes, such as supporting racial justice, women’s rights and mental health awareness.