John Legend and Chrissy Teigen introduce their new Basset Hound puppy, Pearl

Following the death of their beloved dog, Pippa, singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen opened their hearts and homes to a puppy — a Bassett Hound named Pearl.

Teigen announced last week that Pippa, a 10-year-old French Bulldog, had passed away “in my arms.”  The death left the family heartbroken, she said.

Legend, 42, and Teigen, 35, announced on Tuesday that they welcomed a four-legged member into their family.

“Pearl has touched down into the legend/teigen/stephens household! We love this little girl so much already but I will admit, she has definitely taken to John first,” Teigen gushed while sharing a few photos and video of the brown and white puppy roaming around her home. “I grew up with Basset Hounds so I can’t wait for John to see this bouncy, no-bones, jello mold of skin grow into the stubborn logs of love I love so much.”

Teigen also confirmed that their other dog, a French Bulldog named Penny, is already “obsessed with her.”

Chrissy added there was a special meaning behind the puppy’s name by writing in a comment, “Pippa – we hope you love her name. A tribute to you! You were always an iconic, different lady when your pearls were on.  I’ll never forget when they shattered in front of you and you sunk into a funk for weeks until we got you a new one.”

Teigen later shared an adorable video to her Instagram story of her and Legend’s three-year-old son, Miles, bonding with the puppy.

Also taking to Instagram to welcome the newest addition, Legend shared a crop of photos and gushed, “Meet our newest family member Pearl!”

The “All of Me” singer made sure to include a photo of Pearl snuggling on his lap.





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