Chrissy Teigen says this peaceful signal by an outsider was a 'vital turning point' after pregnancy misfortune

 The model, television host and book writer opens up about a piercing second she imparted to someone else as she grieved the child she lost in September. 

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend anticipated that this year should be one of the most joyful in their lives, as the guardians of two wanted to become guardians of three in February. 

Yet, those plans changed the previous fall, when the couple took in the child they'd been hanging tight for, a child named Jack, wouldn't endure. At 20 weeks along, Teigen endured pregnancy misfortune.

Miscarriage affects 1 in 4 women, but it’s still something that’s rarely spoken of candidly and shared publicly — that’s why the model, host, author and mom knew it was so important for her to share her experience.

“I look back on it, and ... it feels like such a blur,” she recalled during an interview with Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer that aired Monday on TODAY. “It’s like being on a roller coaster and holding your breath and then not really remembering it at the end. I just know that the way we shared it was super hard, and it was super hard for John. But for some reason, I knew that it would help a lot of people.”

So, on Sept. 30, she took to social media and shared raw emotions and intimate images to let her followers in on the painful and otherwise deeply personal process. And it wasn’t long before she had a sign that showed her how opening up could make a big difference.

There was one moment that really struck me, and that was being at the grocery store and somebody just quietly laying flowers in my cart,” she explained. “And then I realized that there’s so many women that don’t get this kind of attention because you just don’t know that it happened to them.

They’re living through this privately and quietly, and it just was a big moment for me where I realized that I could be this person that people could see and look up to as somebody that had a platform, where their stories were going to be recognized. For me, that was a very defining moment.”