Sharing her story. Jenny MollenOpened up about having miscarriages with her husband Jason BiggsOne of these was during the coronavirus epidemic.
The actress, aged 43, gave a shout out to pregnant women Chrissy TeigenOn Thursday, September 22, she noted in an Instagram Story that she was inspired by the to tell her own story. Need to satisfy your hunger? cookbook author, 36. “When @chrissyteigen posted about having a miscarriage and receiving abortion care, I had to stop and think,” Mollen wrote. “Jason and I have experienced two miscarriages over the course of our relationship. The first was at the beginning of our relationship and the second was during the pandemic.”
The Angel alum continued: “Both times I needed a D&C [dilation and curettage] and received abortion care and both times I was so grateful to live in a country where that was possible.”
Mollen’s first Instagram Story featured a photo of a pregnancy test, while a subsequent slide included a selfie taken in an exam room. “I didn’t want this to happen,” she added. “But thank god I was in such capable hands when it did. I stand [with]@chrissyteigen & all the other brave women helping to raise awareness about this critical issue. Thank you also to @busyphilipps who has educated me time and again about why silence is not an option. Abortion rights affect all of us.”
The Live Fast Die Hot author asserted that her experience and Teigen’s prove that “abortions are medical procedures that save lives and are vital,” a point activists have continued to make following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade earlier this year. Mollen called the legal decision “unconscionable” and reiterated that the right to a safe abortion shouldn’t be left in the hands of “politicians who don’t understand how our bodies function.”
Mollen and Biggs, 44 years old, have been married for eight years and have two children: Sid, 8 year old, and Lazlo 4, age 4. Last year, the American Pie actor explained why he and Mollen aren’t sold on the idea of expanding their family further.
“This has really shut the door on that idea,” he exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2021, reflecting on his family’s quarantine experience during the COVID-19 lockdown. “Every day I’m like, ‘Wow. What if there was another one right now running around the apartment? What would that be like?’ Oh, man.”
Biggs acknowledged that having another kid is “out of our hands,” clarifying, “It’s one of those things that if it happened, great, but if not, we have two healthy little boys. It’s nice the way it is. I could literally be overthrown if there was a third. As it stands, I believe I can still defend the two of them. If there was a third, I think I’d be really, really screwed.”
Teigen has, for her part been open about her fertility ups, and downs with her husband John Legend. The couple, who have daughter Luna, 6, as well as son Miles (4), were expecting baby No. 3. The model lost her baby at 20 weeks due to complications during pregnancy. Teigen said that she miscarried when Teigen first announced her loss of Jack. Her experience was recently reframed in her head.
“It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention,” she recalled during Propper Daley’s A Day of Unreasonable Conversation Summit on September 15. “Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. [It was]An abortion to save my life for a baby who had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago.”
The former Lip Sync BattleThe Grammy winner and cohost are currently expecting a second child. “I finally feel the baby so I don’t need to text my doc for a daily drive by ultrasound anymore,” the pregnant star tweeted earlier this week.