Chrissy Teigen has shared some heartbreaking news on Instagram

The family has experienced a devastating loss this week

From the editors of PEOPLE

Words by Kelli Bender

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been hit with a heart-aching loss.

Teigen, 32, announced on her Instagram Wednesday that the couple’s beloved bulldog Puddy had passed away.

‘Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating, when I convinced him half-birthday presents were a real thing,’ Teigen wrote in her goodbye post to the loyal canine.

The star recently opened up about choosing a name for her baby boy, as well as sharing the first ever picture of her second child with John Legend.

Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating, when I convinced him half-birthday presents were a real thing. 10 years ago, on May 30th, I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything. Every time I needed a taste tester, someone to kiss or needed to sob into his stinky rolls, he was there. It’s true what they say. We are their entire lives and it is the greatest shame that they can only bless us with a short spark of time in ours. I always knew I would lose a piece of me when he left us. I feel the hole now. I will love you forever, my boy. My heart aches. Thank you so much for everything, everything.

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Puddy, who Teigen and Legend brought home 10 years ago, has been with the lovebirds through ‘every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies.’

The expectant mum followed up this heartfelt post with an Instagram video of Puddy affectionately doting on the couple’s daughter, Luna, when she was just an infant.

I love you. I will miss you every day.

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Teigen first shared news about Puddy’s health troubles in November of last year, when she took to Twitter to announce that the pooch was suffering from heart failure.

Puddy recovered from this incident, but made less appearances on Teigen’s social media accounts following his hospitalisation.

Puddy, who was there whenever Teigen ‘needed a taste tester, someone to kiss or needed to sob into his stinky rolls,’ is survived by his French bulldog wife Pippa, as well as Teigen and Legend’s other dogs, Pepper and Penny.

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