Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcome baby Boy via surrogate
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 29 June, 2023
Five months after Chrissy Teigen gave birth to her and John Legend’s daughter Esti, the couple welcomed a baby boy, Wren, via surrogate.
Five months after the Cravings author gave birth to daughter Esti, she and the “All of Me” singer have welcomed a baby boy via surrogate, a son named Wren Alexander Stephens.
In addition to Esti, the bundle of joy—born June 19—joins the couple’s kids Luna, 7, and Miles, 5, in the Stephens squad.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted four children,” Chrissy wrote on Instagram June 28 while announcing Wren’s arrival. “As a little girl, 2 glow worms and 2 cabbage patch dolls were perpetually in my arms, helping me stir in my kitchen, watching Alf with me. We’d sleep together nightly, each getting the same number of kisses as to note make the others jealous.”
“My mom always searched for the Pound Puppy with 4 pups in her pouch, having no qualms about opening and peeking inside before purchasing,” she continued, before referencing her and John’s late son, Jack, who passed away in 2020 when she suffered a pregnancy loss. “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.”
Chrissy went on to explain that she and John reached out to a surrogacy agency in 2021. “With our first correspondence inquiring about perhaps having 2 tandem surrogates,” she noted, “to each bring us a healthy baby boy or girl. Twins, kinda?!”
Early in their surrogacy journey, Chrissy shared, she told John that she wanted to “try to carry just one more time” and they restarted IVF.
“We made new embryos,” she wrote. “We did my transfer, and were so happy to learn it worked—we were pregnant with our little girl, Esti.”
As Chrissy mentioned, it was around this time that they found a “compassionate surrogate” named Alexandra.
After the first embryo they tried with Alex didn’t survive, they took a pause before trying again. And as Chrissy revealed, “As we crept toward the safe zone of my own pregnancy, we were overjoyed to learn Alexandra had become pregnant with a little boy. Our little boy.”