The actress, who had kept the event a secret, has spoken of him in light of the loss suffered by Chrissy Teigen.

Kate Beckinsale has revealed that she secretly suffered the heartbreaking loss of a baby at 20 weeks pregnant, in light of the recent loss of Chrissy Teigen.

On Instagram, the 47-year-old British actress spoke out in defense of Chrissy and her husband John Legend’s choice to share the news publicly, while speaking frankly about how she was forced to deal with her own grief in private.

Sharing an inspirational quote, Kate wrote: “Years ago, I lost a baby at 20 weeks.”

“I managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and absolutely collapsed inside and no one would have known.”

“I’ve noticed people criticize @chrissyteigen for sharing deeply intimate photos of the loss of their baby. As if there were some protocol during the calamity of soul cleansing that, if not observed, encourages people who do not know her or her family to say how she should handle the unimaginable. “

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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. 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. 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. 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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“Years ago, I lost a baby at 20 weeks. I had managed to keep my pregnancy quiet and absolutely collapsed inside and no one would have known if I didn’t make it public now.