John Legend Wrote a Touching Note to Chrissy Teigen After the Loss of Their Baby

    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been on the minds of many after revealing they lost their third baby due to pregnancy complications.

    “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough,” Teigen wrote on Instagram September 30. “We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us.  Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.”

    Since then, Teigen has remained (understandably) quiet on social media. But Legend appeared at this week’s Billboard Music Awards and dedicated an emotional performance of his song “Never Break” to his wife, saying, “This is for Chrissy.” 

    John Legend also took to Twitter to write a very touching note to Teigen. 

    “This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling,” he began, including a link to his BBMAs performance. “I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments. What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility.”

    He continued, “I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break.”

    Legend went on to thank everyone for their love and condolences. “Thank you to everyone who has been sending us prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards, words of comfort, and empathy. We feel and appreciate your love and support more than you know,” he wrote. “More than anything, we’ve heard so many stories about how so many other families have experienced this pain, often suffering in silence. It’s a club no one wants to be a part of, but it’s comforting to know we’re not alone.”

    When Teigen will return to social media or speak about what she’s gone through (not that she has to) is unclear. But Legend said, “I’m sure Chrissy will have much more to say about this when she’s ready. But just know we’re grateful and we’re sending love to all of you and your families.” 

    Ranking Miley Cyrus’s 10 Best (and Worst) Songs

    I love Cyrus’s voice, but something about her delivery on “Someone Else” is off. When she wails on a song like “Midnight Sky,” it sounds powerful and self-assured. On “Someone Else,” it sounds more like a whine. 

    6. “Forgiveness and Love”

    “Forgiveness and Love” suffers from the same issues as “Someone Else.” Cyrus’s “moving” wails don’t quite land, and the production feels like a ballad caricature. It’s a low point on Can’t Be Tamed, my personal favorite Cyrus album. 

    5. “Permanent December”

    Full disclosure: I love—love—”Permanent December.” I’m a sucker for anything that uses excessive Auto-Tune. But I have enough critical distance to know this song may only satisfy my palette. Cyrus’s delivery, especially on the verses, sounds quite childish—which makes lyrics like “There’s sexy boys in every city” and “Don’t call me a lolita” all the more ick. Remember, she was 17. Who thought these lines were appropriate?!

    4. “Love Money Party”

    Bangerz has its moments, but “Love Money Party” is not one of them. The production is just too busy, which is saying something for this album. It’s the sonic equivalent of getting the drinking spins. 

    3. “Milky Milky Milk” 

    Remember Ross’s “sound” on Friends? That’s what I think of when I listen to “Milky Milky Milk.” 

    2. “4×4” (featuring Nelly) 

    “4×4” is “Hoedown Throwdown’s” drunk, belligerent cousin. Any fun this song could have supplied is buried by a relentless, honky-tonk beat. It’s kitschy, sure, but not enough to warrant “so bad, it’s good” status. 

    1. “Dooo It!” 

    “Dooo It” is the thesis statement for Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. If you don’t like it, this album probably isn’t for you. Cyrus’s warped vocals sound like they were recorded through a paper cup, and the production is wobbly and disorienting…and not in a fun way. Straight up, this song makes me nauseated. 

    19 Best Glossier Products Worth Your Money 2020

    If there’s one brand that’s proved it’s worth the hype, it’s Glossier. Basically every new launch immediately lands on top of the best Glossier products charts. It’s not hard to see why: Glossier is a masterclass in brand identity (see: its millennial pink packaging, “G” merch, and dreamy but realistic ads), it’s perfected the art of the no-makeup makeup look, and it’s got a fanbase so loyal, shoppers will patiently wait (often out the door of its showrooms) to get their hands on whatever just hit the shelves.

    But just like with anything that seems too good to be true, those who aren’t fully aboard the Glossier train often wonder whether its products are actually worth it. Does Boy Brow really transform your eyebrows in few single swipes? Is Cloud Paint seriously as good as its painfully cute tube would lead you to believe? Do the Body Hero products actually feel as divine as they look in the ads? If the Glossier reviews ahead have anything to say, the answer is a resounding yes.

    We asked the Glamour team to swipe and slather its way through every single product on the brand’s site to share the best Glossier products we absolutely can’t live without. Believe it or not, the team’s favorite picks came in all across the board (but yes, we did get at least five emphatic responses that just said “BOY BROW!!!“—all caps, lots of exclamations). Scroll on for our honest Glossier reviews to see what’s absolutely worth spending your money on.

    All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Beyoncé Sent Nicki Minaj the Sweetest Note to Congratulate Her on Her Baby Boy

    Nicki Minaj is finally ready to share more details about her first child—a baby boy!

    After receiving a series of well-wishes from Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Winnie Harlow, and more, the rapper (whose full name is Onika Maraj) took to Instagram to gush about her son—although she still has not revealed his name.

    “Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time,” she captioned photos of the notes on October 15. “It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world. 🥳🧸🎁🎈”

    Beyoncé, who signed her handwritten letter with “B,” wrote, “Onika, Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family.” Kimye also sent a sweet note that said, “Congrats! We love you.”

    This is the first time Minaj has confirmed reports from late September that she gave birth to her first child, with husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. The rapper announced her pregnancy in July 2020 with an exceedingly on-brand photo shoot. “#Preggers 💛,” she wrote in the caption.

    “Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2015 about motherhood. “I will be into my fitness a lot more, I will stop yo-yo dieting, and I’ll be a housewife with careers that I can run from home. I want to be able to cook for my children, bake cookies for them, and watch them grow up. I just want to be mommy. Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework, and put their work on the refrigerator.”

    She also told Complex in 2014, “If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother.”

    Bridgerton on Netflix: Everything We Know About Shondaland’s ‘Downton Abbey’-‘Gossip Girl’ Hybrid

    We finally have the premiere date for Bridgerton on Netflix, the much-anticipated period drama, narrated by Dame Julie Andrews. (The show is one of eight series Shonda Rhimes will be making for Netflix). Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling romance novels, Bridgerton premieres on the streamer this Christmas 2020.

    The series—which features stunning costumes, sweeping sets, and plenty of the elements you’ve come to love from a Shondaland series—follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. In other words, think of it as Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl, and we are so here for it. 

    So what else do we know about Bridgerton on Netflix? Read on for all the details, and 10 just-released photos: 

    Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) and Rege-Jean Page (Simon Basset) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    When will Bridgerton premiere?

    The drama, created by longtime Shonda Rhimes collaborator Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) will premiere on Netflix on Christmas Day: December 25, 2020.

    How many episodes will there be?

    There are eight one-hour episodes. 

    What is the series about?

    Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling romance novels and is set in the high society world of London. The series follows Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor,  the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. 

    Per Netflix, “Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.”

    Phoebe Dynevor (“Daphne Bridgerton”) and Rege-Jean Page (“Simon Basset”) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    Who stars in Bridgerton?

    You mean Dame Julie Andrews as the narrator isn’t enough? Alright, alright. In addition to Andrews and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton, the series also stars Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Derry Girls fave Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Ben Miller as Lord Featherington, Sabrina Bartlett as Siena Rosso, Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich, and Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley. 

    Claudia Jessie (“Eloise Bridgerton”) and Nicola Coughlan (“Penelope Featherington”) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    What else do we know?

    Glamour was actually on set in Bristol, U.K. during filming in the fall of 2019, so we’ll be sharing lots of behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and interviews soon. Until then, check out the rest of the just-released photos from Netflix and begin the countdown now. 

    Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    (L to R) Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton), Will Tilston (Gregory Bridgerton), Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton), Ruby Stokes (Francesca Bridgerton), Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton), Florence Hunt (Hyacinth Bridgerton) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix 

    Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    (L to R) Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton) and Rege-Jean Page (Simon Basset) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix 

    (L to R) Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), Polly Walker (Portia Featherington), Harriet Cains (Phillipa Featherington), Ben Miller (Lord Featherington), Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington) 

    Liam Daniel/Netflix

    (L to R) Ben Miller (Lord Featherington), Polly Walker (Portia Featherington), Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington), Harriet Cains (Phillipa Featherington), Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton), Ruby Barker (Marina Thompson)

    Nick Briggs/Netflix

    Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14, where she’ll be sharing more from the set—soon.

    43 Best Engagement Gifts For Couples in 2020: Gift Ideas They’ll Love

    Not even a global pandemic can stop friends and loved ones from saying “I do”—meaning it’s always the right time to find the best engagement gifts. Another thing coronavirus can’t stop? The inevitable “So when’s the big day?” questions the happy couple start fielding immediately after the congratulations.

    Getting the future newlyweds something they’ll actually use or were planning to add to their wedding registry can help the lovebirds keep their sanity throughout the initial stages of planning—especially now, when settling on a wedding day is up in the air. And whereas last year you may have been searching for the best engagement gifts to hand over in person, presents of the virtual variety are in play, so thoughtfulness and presentation are key. 

    From Pinterest-worthy home decor to subscription boxes they’ll actually use, scroll on for the 43 best engagement gift ideas to get them through this unconventional—but still amazing—period of their lives.

    All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Dr. Jill Biden and Tory Burch Are Teaming Up to Talk Women in Business

    Dr. Jill Biden and fashion designer Tory Burch are getting real about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, especially during a pandemic. Hosted by the Biden for President campaign and streamed on Glamour‘s Facebook page, the “Mobilize Main Street” event will address how best to promote and encourage women in business, while also encouraging voter turnout for the upcoming election. 

    The discussion will be moderated by The Lip Bar CEO and founder, Melissa Butler and will also include insights from Rhonda Abrams, a small business owner and advocate, who will be joining the conversation as well.  

    This talk couldn’t be more timely, as many small businesses continue to struggle in light of the pandemic. And the data shows that the challenges that entrepreneurs are facing are compounded for women in business—especially those of color.  

    “Women-owned businesses, particularly women of color are building our economy brick by brick in the face of adversity,” says Butler in a statement to Glamour. “And I’m thrilled to join Dr. Jill Biden and Tory Burch to reflect on the challenges women leaders face while also celebrating the impact of women-led small businesses have on their communities.”

    Dr. Biden and Burch will also touch on the Biden-Harris campaign’s commitment to ensuring entrepreneurs can get back on track once the pandemic subsides. Tune in to Glamour‘s Facebook page tomorrow, October 16 at 2:15pm ET, where we’ll be live-streaming the talk. But before you do, make sure to RSVP here.

    Jill Biden and Tory Burch Team Up to Talk Women in Business

    Jill Biden and fashion designer Tory Burch are getting real about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, especially during a pandemic. Hosted by the Biden for President campaign and streamed on Glamour‘s Facebook page, the Mobilize Main Street event addresses how best to promote and encourage women in business, while also encouraging voter turnout for the upcoming election. 

    The discussion is moderated by The Lip Bar CEO and founder Melissa Butler and also includes insights from Rhonda Abrams, a small business owner and advocate, who is joining the conversation as well.  

    This talk couldn’t be more timely, as many small businesses continue to struggle in light of the pandemic. And the data shows that the challenges that entrepreneurs are facing are compounded for women in business—especially those of color.  

    “Women-owned businesses, particularly women of color, are building our economy brick by brick in the face of adversity,” says Butler in a statement to Glamour. “And I’m thrilled to join Dr. Jill Biden and Tory Burch to reflect on the challenges women leaders face while also celebrating the impact of women-led small businesses have on their communities.”

    Biden and Burch also touch on the Biden-Harris campaign’s commitment to ensuring entrepreneurs can get back on track once the pandemic subsides. You can watch the full talk on Glamour‘s Facebook page or below. 

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    Jill Biden and Tory Burch Are Teaming Up to Talk Women in Business

    Jill Biden and fashion designer Tory Burch are getting real about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, especially during a pandemic. Hosted by the Biden for President campaign and streamed on Glamour‘s Facebook page, the Mobilize Main Street event will address how best to promote and encourage women in business, while also encouraging voter turnout for the upcoming election. 

    The discussion will be moderated by The Lip Bar CEO and founder Melissa Butler and will also include insights from Rhonda Abrams, a small business owner and advocate, who will be joining the conversation as well.  

    This talk couldn’t be more timely, as many small businesses continue to struggle in light of the pandemic. And the data shows that the challenges that entrepreneurs are facing are compounded for women in business—especially those of color.  

    “Women-owned businesses, particularly women of color, are building our economy brick by brick in the face of adversity,” says Butler in a statement to Glamour. “And I’m thrilled to join Dr. Jill Biden and Tory Burch to reflect on the challenges women leaders face while also celebrating the impact of women-led small businesses have on their communities.”

    Biden and Burch will also touch on the Biden-Harris campaign’s commitment to ensuring entrepreneurs can get back on track once the pandemic subsides. Tune in to Glamour‘s Facebook page tomorrow, October 16, at 2:15 p.m. E.T., where we’ll be livestreaming the talk. But before you do, make sure to RSVP here.

    Dr. Fauci Says Americans Should Cancel Thanksgiving Plans Amid COVID-19 Surge

    If you’ve been looking forward to grandma’s cranberry sauce all year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has a reality check for your Thanksgiving plans.

    Due cases of COVID-19—which continue to spike across the country, even as President Trump continues to hold large campaign rallies—Dr. Fauci is advising you rethink gathering around the table with your loved ones. “Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition,” he told host Norah O’Donnell on CBS Evening News on October 14. “You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.”

    Inviting people from out of town to come together and sit down, indoors, for hours does not exactly mix with a respiratory disease that’s already claimed over 217,000 American lives.

    Dr. Fauci is encouraging everyone to “double down” on social-distancing protocols and mask-wearing as coronavirus cases continue to surge in a majority of states. “[Protective measures] sound very simple, but people are not doing that and that’s why we have an uptick in cases,” he said. “That is not a good sign as you’re entering into the cooler weather. It is unfortunate because that’s such a sacred part of American tradition—the family gathering around Thanksgiving. But that is a risk.”

    Meanwhile, the President told a crowd of thousands at his recent Florida rally, “I feel powerful,” after contracting COVID-19. “I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and everybody,” he said. 

    In other words, if Christmas is cancelled too, you know who to blame.