Kate Beckinsale revealed she suffered pregnancy loss “years ago” and kept her silent because of “heartache, shame and shock” at the time.
The “Underworld” actress has opened up about her story amid criticism of Chrissy Teigen sharing photos of the hospital holding the child she lost this week.
“Years ago I lost a baby at 20 weeks,” Beckinsale, 47, said in a long post Friday. “I had managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and I collapsed completely inside and no one would have known.
She continued, “There is so often a heartache, shame and shock that comes with an experience like this, as well as the grief of your body that continues, after the loss, to act as if it has an experience like this. child to be raised. ”
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The British star called the loss of a child “the loneliest and most soul-destroying time.”
Beckinsale also hinted at not “having an emotionally connected and supportive partner like Chrissy” when she suffered her loss.
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“I’ve noticed people criticizing @chrissyteigen for sharing deeply intimate photos of the loss of her baby,” the “Love & Friendship” star said. “As if there is a protocol during a soul-ravaging calamity which, if not observed, emboldens those who do not know her, and her family, to say how she should handle the unimaginable. .
She wanted to show her support for Teigen, Legend and other women and couples who have lost their pregnancies
“Sending so much love to the Legend family, but also so much to the women and couples who have remained silent and suffered. I know there are so many.
The actress said she supported the decision to publish the photo.
“Thank you @chrissyteigen for making sure it is crystal clear how devastating this is and how life changing it can be without support,” she said. Let the bereaved decide what is right for them. ”
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Beckinsale then told his followers that they should either “send support or be quiet.”
The actress has a 21-year-old daughter, Lily Sheen, with her ex-husband, Michael Sheen.
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Her brave admission comes two days after Teigen, 34, and her husband, John Legend, revealed they lost their son whom they called Jack.
The author of “Cravings” suffered severe blood loss after weeks of strict bed rest. She received blood transfusions, but her child was still unable to survive.