Talented, attractive, and so ridiculously in love, we love watching them troll each other IRL or on social media. The two are adorable and can’t help it! More than anything, we love the couple for always keeping things real. Let’s take a look at their epic romance through the years.
How Their Story Began
It seems like lifetimes ago when a 28 year old John Legend and 20 year old Chrissy Teigen first met while shooting a music video. The year was 2006, and Teigen was on the set of Legend’s music video, “Stereo,” playing his love interest. Teigen walked into the dressing room to meet Legend, only to find him ironing his underwear.
“You do your own ironing?” she asked, to which Legend replied, “Of course I do.” Something about that moment stuck. The two did the music video together. The shoot was over, but they never ended up saying goodbye that night.
The Period In-Between
Things slowed down after their first rendezvous as John Legend went out on tour shortly after. Truth be told, the pair were not officially dating. Legend even made a couple of red-carpet appearances with other women. We're sure Chrissy wasn't so happy about that.
Teigen later told Cosmopolitan that she played it cool for a long time. She never wanted a label in the first place and Marriage wasn’t even on her mind. She had never been traditional. So, she gave him the space to be for a while. It didn’t matter what they were. She was just happy to have met him.
Of Long-Distance, Texting, and Everything in Between
We know what was on Chrissy Teigen’s mind during this time, but what was on John Legend's? He was on the road, but his mind and heart were certainly elsewhere. The two were not meeting as often. But they were texting a lot and talking on the phone for hours.
These were all sure-shot signs that the two were madly in love. Legend loved how interesting she was. Her wit and humor simply blew him away. He has said that he fell more and more in love with Teigen in this in-between period. And truth be told, it was only just beginning.
Connection Despite Distance and a Series of Epiphanies
Despite a busy touring schedule, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend began spending a lot more quality time together. Their connection only grew stronger as time went on. Between tour stops, texts, and stolen moments – the two realized this was the real deal and didn't want to pass up this unique opportunity.
Legend later told ET that he was not nervous about it. Far from it. He was excited at the thought of how great this could be. So really, it was the best kind of jitters. The kind you get when you know your life’s about to change for the better.
They Broke Up for a Day
Like many romances do, this one suffered a brief glitch. John Legend apparently tried to break up with Chrissy Teigen when she joined him on tour. The singer fell sick, and the stress started getting to him. He said he couldn’t be in a relationship.
The perceptive Teigen knew that his feelings came from a wholly different space – the illness, having to cancel a show. It wasn’t because they weren’t working as a couple. Years later, Teigen would joke about it and tell him, “Remember when you tried to break up with me?” A sheepish Legend replied, “Yes, sorry. Big mistake.”
Their Red Carpet Debut
These days, few things are as official as relationship announcements on Instagram. But when two people appear together on the red carpet – now that’s what you call a celebrity couple debut. In February 2008, Legend and Teigen made their first red-carpet appearance at the 50th Grammy Awards.
The two were evidently smitten, and absolutely everyone could see it. From then on, they became synonymous with #couplegoals. Chrissy Teigen later confessed that she was not the biggest fan of her red carpet look and spray tan. We do not think anyone noticed. The couple’s chemistry eclipsed everything else that night.
Back to Where It Started
Epic romances deserve the perfect vacation – and the pair found theirs in Lake Como, Italy. It was special because that was the filming location for John Legend’s music video, where the two first met. By all accounts, the holiday was magical and for many reasons.
The couple went on a boat tour to a secluded spot on the lake, and the guide told them to make a wish. Teigen wished for Legend to be the man she marries and has children with. Legend may have wished for the perfect cacio e pepe. Whatever the case, both their wishes would come true.
Planning to Propose and Everything That Went Wrong
Legend decided to pop the question after four beautiful years of dating. The plan was to surprise Teigen during a vacation to the Maldives but things were about to get interesting. Murphy’s law struck unexpectedly to derail all of Legend’s carefully-laid plans.
First, the couple got into a big fight on the way to the airport. They had opened their Christmas presents beforehand, and Legend had bought her the most uninspiring gifts – a Crock-Pot and a cookbook! Teigen couldn’t believe the lack of effort. So, they got into an argument. She recalled him going, “You just wait!” and not understanding what he meant.
Another Disaster Averted at the Airport
The misadventures were far from over. Disaster awaited at the airport when security almost ruined the surprise. John Legend had placed the ring in his carry-on luggage. When the bag went through security, they wanted a closer look. Out of all the items inside, airport security needed to check the particular box with the ring inside.
Chrissy Teigen was standing next to Legend the whole time. A nervous Legend almost contemplated getting on his knees at the airport. Thankfully, things turned out alright in the end, and the couple boarded the plane to the Maldives. All was well with the world.
She Says Yes
Fighting about a Christmas gift seemed like a distant memory once the two landed in the Maldives. Christmas was Chrissy Teigen’s favorite time of the year. Her boyfriend knew this and had pulled out all the stops to make it a wonderful Christmas together.
At dinner, the waiter came out carrying a silver dome for dessert. When John Legend opened it up, out popped a forest of arugula. A perplexed Teigen fished around in the dish and finally saw the little box. There was no big speech or grand display of emotions. Teigen said it was unbelievably sweet and intimate.
All of Me
In 2013, John Legend immortalized the proposal in “All of Me” – a beautiful new song for his then-fiancée. The world first heard the ballad when Legend performed it on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” But it was not the first time Teigen was hearing it. Legend had played it for her before.
And she remembered crying when she first heard the song. She was moved that first time and hearing it live seemed next-level unreal. Teigen also featured alongside Legend in the music video for the song. The video was shot in Lake Como and ended with footage from their holiday.
A Song With Her Name on It
In a May 2013 interview with The Huffington Post, Chrissy Teigen revealed that not only had she heard “All of Me” before, she immediately knew the ballad was about her. The clue was in the lyrics. Was it the part where he sings, “Don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright?”
Was it the chorus, “All of me loves all of you, love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections?” Teigen shared that it was actually the first line, “What would I do without your smart mouth?” There was no doubt in her mind that the song was about her.
It Wasn't Love at First Sight
Teigen and Legend were the new “It” couple, and the press could not get enough. Curiosity about their love story increased, especially after the two got engaged. How did it all happen? Was it love at first sight? In an interview with Los Angeles Confidential, Legend revealed that he was incredibly attracted to Teigen.
But it wasn't love at first sight. He’s more cautious and can't jump in with both feet. Legend called himself the kind of person who needs to grow into a person or a feeling. It explains why the singer took his time before the couple officially started dating.
Among the innumerable things, everyone was curious about, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s intimate life was of paramount interest. The media was keen to know more. Surely, an attractive couple with such undeniable chemistry must be up to some pretty wild things in the bedroom. And we say hey, more power to them.
Teigen once told Cosmopolitan that while they are open to things, the couple is not into anything freaky. The famous duo loves PDA (public displays of affection), though – they are very okay with that. Anyone lucky enough to spot the couple in a restaurant must also be okay with the accompanying PDA.
The Wedding Before the Actual Wedding
Some couples like to sign the documents and get the business side of things done before they actually tie the knot. That's what John Legend and Chrissy Teigen did. The couple planned a beautiful wedding ceremony in Lake Como, Italy, where their story began. But they legally tied the knot one day before at a courthouse in New York City.
A wedding in Italy was dreamy. But the couple realized the ceremony wouldn’t have legal recognition unless a “real” ceremony took place back home. So, on September 10, 2013, Legend and Teigen got married at a quiet, no-frills courthouse ceremony. Their witness was Russian model and actress Irina Shayk, who Teigen called the most beautiful woman on earth.
The Wedding Day
It was September 14, 2013, when the couple exchanged vows in beautiful Lake Como, Italy. Everyone dreams of getting married where they first fell in love. For Teigen and Legend, Lake Como was the only choice – the place they first met and one of the destinations they vacationed together as an official couple.
The couple’s beautiful rustic-chic wedding was featured in an exclusive for Martha Stewart Weddings. Legend described it as “elegant but not too glossy.” It was everything they had envisioned the special day to be. But this was just the start of an incredible marriage full of twists and turns.
They Can Be Sophisticated and Dorky Too
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are #relationshipgoals for several reasons. But people especially love how at ease they are with each other. The world is accustomed to seeing the glamorous duo at glitzy celebrity events. Their wedding was nothing short of a fairy-tale. But really, the two are best known for goofing around all the time.
In November 2013, the couple was at their dorkiest at Teigen’s 28th Super Mario-themed birthday party. Teigen came dressed as Princess Peach – complete with a blonde wig and a pretty pink gown. Legend, her Mario, donned a super paunch and an impressive faux mustache.
When She Found Old Pictures of John and Reconsidered Her Marriage
Everyone makes questionable fashion choices, even celebrities. If you are married to Chrissy Teigen, she will make doubly sure the world never forgets. While moving house in 2013, Teigen discovered an old photo album – replete with evidence of her husband’s sartorial blunders. It was a real revelation that opened up Pandora's Box.
She quickly put it up on Twitter. “Simultaneously unpacking and filing for divorce,” wrote Teigen. The supermodel’s fashion standards might be high. But we’re pretty sure she forgave Legend. A fan even claimed they would stop believing in love if the couple separated. Teigen reassured them, saying, “Too lazy. Hate paperwork.”
Teigen Laughs and Laughs at This Recurring Mistake
Chrissy Teigen is known for trolling her husband online through the years. We could make an entire timeline of her hilarious captions and tweets. One of these moments was in 2013 when she shared how people mess up her husband’s name - particularly at airports. It was a serious problem, after all.
She tweeted by saying that every time someone calls him John ‘Lennon’ instead of Legend, an angel gets its wings! Fans confusing him for the other famous Johns was all too common – much to Teigen’s delight. John Travolta, John Cruise, John Cena, Jon Snow, you name it. All the Johns!
Met Gala Glamour
A duo as fabulous as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend seem born for the spotlight. After the wedding, the brand-new Mister and Missus made numerous red-carpet appearances. Among them was the Met Gala in 2014, where they made quite a splash – arguably one of the best-dressed couples that night.
Teigen arrived in a one-of-a-kind Ralph Lauren dress made with stunning Swarovski crystals. Teigen beautifully showed off some skin, while Legend wore a sharp tuxedo with tails in keeping with the white-tie dress code. And the couple have been gracing plenty of red carpets ever since. They've been seen at the Oscars, the Emmys, movie premieres, you name it.
Dr. John Legend in the House
Sometimes, it's fun to go back to where it all began, and that's exactly what John Legend and Chrissy Teigen did about a decade ago. On May 19, 2014, the couple returned to John Legend’s alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an honorary doctorate of music.
A beaming Teigen posted about the moment on Instagram, saying, “My baby got another honorary doctorate!” This was followed by a signature Teigen joke, “I have a bunch too I just don’t brag about it all the time.” UPenn conferred the honor to recognize Legend’s uplifting musical talents along with his humanity and incredible philanthropic work to combat poverty and improve education access.
Why John Legend Will Never Re-Marry
Romantic gestures come in all shapes and sizes and from the most unexpected notes. And Chriss Teigen shared something pretty beautiful with her fans to hit this home. In an inspired moment in 2014, Chrissy revealed a secret master plan on Twitter. Her post said that in the event of her untimely death (say a murder), people will find a note in her pocket.
A note she always carries around (just in case) that says, “John did it.” She thought it was the best way to prevent him from remarrying after she died. “#truelove #tips,” wrote Teigen. Trust Legend and Teigen to make macabre discussions seem adorable!
A Muse Demands Recognition
From career milestones to successful kitchen experiments – the duo of Chriss Teigen and John Legend are each other's biggest cheerleaders. They really root for each other in any endeavor. But sometimes, you need to ask for recognition – even when you are Chrissy Teigen. It's just a natural part of being in a relationship.
In 2014, after John Legend received Grammy nominations for “All of Me” and “Bound 2,” Teigen took to Twitter about it. She wrote how nobody had congratulated her for being the inspiration behind “All of Me.” After all, the song would not exist without her; she reminded the world. Truth!
Celebrating a Special Win
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were visibly beaming at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills — and for a very good reason! Hours before, the singer had won an Oscar for his powerful song, “Glory,” with rapper Common for the film “Selma.” It was a real highlight in his career.
The nomination and subsequent win were huge for Legend’s career, and so he shared the moment with a hot date – his wife. They looked fabulous, posed for photos, performed, and had an all-around great time. As per usual, the couple stole the show, demonstrating that the Academy Awards weren’t just for actors and directors.
The Things You Do for Love
Among other things, Chrissy Teigen is a cookbook author who loves sharing “realistic” recipes. But this was not always the case. Cooking grew out of necessity while dating John Legend. She revealed that one of their first dates was at a fancy restaurant. The salmon spread was delicious.
But all the while, Teigen prayed her card would not get declined! Since she could not afford to go out for dinners like that all the time, Chrissy Teigen tried recreating the salmon dinner at home. And apparently, it turned out to be very good. And there's been no looking back ever since!
On Life, Love, and Lots of Babies
In May 2015, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were on the cover of DuJour magazine. And it definitely wouldn't be the last time they would show up on the cover of a magazine. This time though, the couple posed for a picture and discussed everything – from married life to their future children and everything in between.
Teigen joked that Legend would be a good ‘girl daddy’ since he’s a feminist, not athletic, and good with women. The couple shared how they wanted many kids – a full house, please! The plan was to have three or four of their own first and adopt a few later.
They Couldn't Conceive
After three years of marriage, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend spoke out about the obstacles they encountered on their journey to have children. In an interview with Self Magazine, Teigen opened up about their struggles with infertility, sharing that despite their efforts, they were unable to conceive. Throughout this challenging period, Legend stood by her side, offering unwavering support and comfort.
Teigen praised her husband for being a constant source of strength and positivity, and emphasized the importance of their commitment to each other and their shared goal of starting a family. Despite societal pressures and expectations, the couple focused on their love and determination to overcome their obstacles, rather than fixating on how things "should" be.
Bumps in the Road
The couple’s plans to have a family took even longer than anticipated. Teigen and Legend tried naturally for nine long years. When nothing worked, they decided to turn to IVF but didn’t have it easy there, either. Teigen's IVF cycle failed the first time, and the couple was devastated.
Like many women, Teigen said she blamed herself, thinking that something she did had caused the failed IVF. The journey was difficult but in the end, came the realization that IVF doesn't guarantee success. A lot of it is luck, and there’s no right or wrong way to go about it.
The Couple Receive Good News
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were overjoyed when their second round of IVF resulted in a successful pregnancy. However, even with all the preparation and effort put into the process, Teigen couldn't shake off her feelings of unpreparedness for motherhood. Doubts started creeping in - were they ready for this new responsibility?
Despite going through the motions of planning, taking medication, and injecting substances into her body, the reality of parenthood suddenly became daunting. The couple had worked tirelessly to conceive, and yet the realization of actually becoming parents felt surreal. Teigen's vulnerability and honesty about the fears and anxieties surrounding pregnancy and parenthood resonated with many.
Battling Misinformation Online
IVF was difficult enough, but the couple never anticipated some of the controversies soon after. They had multiple embryos from their IVF cycle – girls and boys – and chose to put in the female one first. Somehow this ended up getting misconstrued. The couple had chosen the sex of their baby, the internet hollered, and instant backlash ensued.
Teigen responded to all the criticism saying she may have misunderstood the general public’s awareness of the IVF process. She clarified that they didn’t choose to create a girl. They just chose a female embryo out of the ones they had.
Luna Simone Stephens Arrives
While waiting for baby No. 1, the happy couple appeared on an episode for FABlife, where they spoke about their journey with infertility Teigen also published a post on Instagram detailing their struggles. She said the IVF journey had not been easy, but they kept trying and hoping regardless.
On April 14, 2016, Luna Simone Stephens was born. An exhausted but elated Teigen managed a parting joke on her Instagram post. “To everyone asking, John is healing perfectly.” One thing is for sure, the photo she shared was absolutely heartwarming for everyone to see and received many likes and warm comments.
Luna’s First Lake Como Trip
After a hard fought experience with IVF and a successful pregnancy, the new family of three took a much needed vacation. In July of that same year, they made their way to Lake Como – Luna’s first trip to the place where her parents’ story began. She was three months old then.
The couple took Luna to their favorite spots. They also recreated moments from the music video, with Teigen captioning it “Lol, three years later” on Instagram. As for Luna? Chriss Teigen and John Legend, proud presents they were, took several shots of her living her best life, vacationing like a boss in Italy.
It's a Marriage of Convenience
John Legend is usually at the receiving end of trolling in this relationship. But he also throws his fair share of shade from time to time. In 2016, a news outlet reported a false rumor about how the two began dating, and much to Teigen's delight, Legend immediately called it out publicly.
Teigen couldn’t let it rest. If the rumors this news outlet was spreading were true, was he really in love with her? Legend responded by saying, “It’s a marriage of convenience. Everyone knows this.” These two give us life! At least Legend knows exactly what to say when push comes to shove.
Legend Calls Out Mom-Shamers on Twitter
Most people know better than trying to start a Twitter war with Chrissy Teigen. You will lose. On the rare occasions when she isn’t up for a clap back, her husband's more than willing to fill in. In 2016, a tribe of mom-shamers criticized Teigen for enjoying a dinner out so soon after she gave birth to her daughter, Luna.
The audacity, they exclaimed. Legend swiftly came to his wife’s defense on Twitter, saying, “Funny there's no dad-shaming." He added that they both went out to dinner, but somehow she was the only one shamed. He said he went to split the shame with his wife.
Better Than Ever
You know those people who tell you romance dies after the baby comes? Well, they never met John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. In an interview with People Magazine, Legend shared how they love Luna and still enjoy each other’s company, and he broke it down in a pretty funny way.
He credited Teigen with bringing him out of his shell. Life was more fun with her around. As for Teigen, she believed she was lucky to have a person like John in her life. She called him an insanely patient “dork” who loves seeing her happy. We like to think of that as a term of endearment.
Who does not love Chrissy Teigen’s devastating Twitter takedowns? Especially the ones where she comes to her husband’s defense. Take, for example, when the troll who woke up one fine morning and decided to diss John Legend. Oh, Chrissy wasn't having anything. She knew she needed to do something about it.
In an ill-considered attempt to defend Donald Trump against Teigen’s wrath, the troll called Legend “illiterate.” Teigen’s death blow was swift. “John went to the same University as the Donald, silly Billy. Only difference was John went at the young age of 16,” wrote Teigen. The love for her husband runs deep, and it’s savage!
Teigen Opens Up About Struggling With Postpartum Depression
Chrissy Teigen is the queen of social media because she’s brutally honest, with an opinion on almost everything. But she chose to keep some details of her pregnancy journey private until 2017. In a personal essay for Glamour, Teigen got real and raw about her experience with postpartum depression.
She wrote about struggling to transition to a family of three. Teigen had everything but felt unhappy. She couldn’t figure out why until her GP finally gave her the diagnosis – postpartum depression. Although mentally exhausted, both she and Legend were happy that she could start focusing on the road to getting better.
On Why She Chose to Talk About Postpartum
From the outside, the couple seemed to be living a charmed life and had everything they could possibly need. Chrissy Teigen said she never imagined postpartum depression could happen to her. It was a condition she mistakenly associated with people who might dislike their babies and want to harm them.
On receiving the diagnosis, it took a long while for Teigen to accept that she was struggling – despite her loving husband and support system. It’s one of the reasons she and Legend decided to speak openly – so other women don’t feel alone or ashamed about feeling unhappy after giving birth.
A Family Struggles to Cope
While opening up on her struggles with postpartum depression, Chrissy Teigen described how John Legend supported her throughout the experience. Legend slept on the couch with her, sometimes for nights on end. Getting up was a monumental task for Teigen. When she was alone, a lot of spontaneous, uncontrollable crying happened.
Teigen revealed how she started keeping comfortable clothes and robes nearby just so that she would not have to move too much when Legend went to work. A lot of sacrifices and compromises were made on Legend's part and showed that when push came to shove, he was able to help Teigen during her darkest hour.
Learning to Grow Together
In a 2017 interview with People Magazine, John Legend opened up about their experiences with postpartum depression. Despite the joy of having little Luna in their lives, being new parents was extremely difficult, especially with what she was dealing with on a personal, emotional, and mental level. But that's not all.
Pregnancy takes a toll on new mothers. But his wife’s struggles were naturally his own as a new father. Legend added that being parents only strengthened their connection. They were learning to grow together, soaking in the joys and rising above the challenges. For Legend, parenthood was an exciting journey.
Baby No. 2 on the Way
In 2017, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed they were expecting their second child. It was amazing to think that they didn't have to wait as long as they did for their first child, and this news completely warmed their hearts. They still had a remaining embryo from the first IVF cycle, and things were much easier the second time.
The couple chose to share the news in the most adorable way possible. Teigen put up an Instagram video starring a 19-month-old Luna. Luna looks at her stomach while Teigen asks, “What’s in here?” “Baby,” replies little Luna. True to character, Teigen couldn’t resist making a wisecrack and captioned the post, “It’s John’s!”
Let the World Know There's No Oscar for John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen stole the show at the 2017 Oscars red carpet. Their adorable antics were crowd favorites. Despite winning hearts, Legend did not take home an Academy Award that evening. True to form, Teigen wanted to talk about it online.
She introduced him on Snapchat by saying, "Hey guys, here joined by Oscar winner John Legend...not this year!" When a Hollywood tour bus drove past with screaming fans, Teigen shouted, "It's John Legend. He won an Oscar. Not this year though!" Legend was a good sport about it, as always. Way to keep his humility in check!
Luna’s Baby Brother
On January 28, 2018, Legend and Teigen confirmed the baby’s sex – a boy. Teigen posted a photo of herself at the Grammy awards with a caption that read, “mama and her baby boy.” The couple already knew it was a boy since they conceived through IVF again, and the only remaining embryo was male.
In 2016, Teigen told People she "picked the little girl," and in that same interview, she mentioned that a boy would come along eventually. It was amazing to think that the couple could give their little girl a brother and that they would now have a girl and a boy in their little family.
Miles Theodore Stephens Is Born
A happy Chrissy Teigen and JohnLegend welcomed their son to the world on May 16, 2018. Teigen announced the birth in a Twitter post a little after midnight. Approximately three days later, she shared the baby’s first photograph and revealed his name, Miles Theodore Stephens.
Teigen wrote, “We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!" Clearly, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were ridden with warm, fuzzy feelings and couldn't believe that this was finally happening. The couple’s dream of a big family was finally coming true.
Intrusive IVF Questions
After Miles was born, discussions about IVF and infertility opened up on Chrissy Teigen's social media handles. It began when an Instagram follower asked inappropriate questions about the conception of baby No. 2. Other fans objected and dissed the follower for being insensitive. But Teigen did not take offense to it.
She believed that people were just curious. It was crucial to have honest conversations about IVF – the good, the bad, and everything in between. Infertility should not be taboo. The more open the conversations are, the quicker one can destigmatize the issue, and Chrissy was well and truly aware of this.
Teigen Throws Shade and Scores a Double Whammy
Chrissy Teigen was home with the kids when she spotted her husband giving an interview at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. She put on her troll hat and jokingly shamed him for being outside of the house when he just had a newborn at home.
Teigen playfully wrote a caption saying John just had a newborn and he should be at home taking care of him! In one tweet, she managed to roast her husband and people who judge new moms for going to work right away after their baby is born. Teigen – 1, haters – 0. She was winning a lot, actually.
Teigen Is Her Husband’s Biggest Fan and Troll
John Legend made history on September 10, 2018, when he became the first African-American man to reach EGOT status. EGOT refers to someone who has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony award. During the ceremony, a visibly-beaming Teigen could not stop singing her husband's praises.
She published a series of Instagram posts celebrating his win with her signature wit. "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day," she wrote. Teigen was referring to a children's show called “Arthur” as a popular meme at the time that said Legend looked like the aardvark on the show!
On How His Wife Is an Inspiration
John Legend has sweet things to say about his wife every chance he gets. On achieving EGOT status, he turned the spotlight on Chrissy Teigen. After receiving the Emmy that got him into the EGOT club, Legend spoke to reporters about how she has helped him get to where he is.
She inspires him to be a better person and father and inspires his songs. He went on to say that she is dynamic and vibrant. He is glad America has fallen in love with her just the way he did. It wasn't that he knew the right thing to say, but that Legend genuinely meant every single word he said.
They Turn 5
The couple celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in September of 2018. Chrissy Teigen published a beautiful Instagram post and wrote, "12 years ago today, I met the man of my dreams. And 5 years ago today, we got married. We have two babies, and some pups, and a life I am grateful to have."
"My everything, I love you and am so proud of the story we've created." She also threw in some fun facts. Their wedding date was actually on September 14 – the same day they first met while shooting John Legend's music video in 2006. Now talk about everything coming full circle.
Promoting Teigen's Cookware Line Every Possible Chance
Always up for celebrating and promoting his wife, Legend used their fifth anniversary to share his love and plug her cookware line! He took to Instagram, saying he could talk about the 12 beautiful years he’s known her or the five years of married bliss.
Legend could wax eloquent about their two children and the joy they bring each day. “But I feel the urge to say something far more important. I LOVE your new kitchenware line at Target. I can't wait for it to come out on September 30th," he wrote. He also reminded everyone that Teigen’s new cookbook was on the way too!
Always Lifting Each Other Up
In 2018, Chrissy Teigen was honored as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. At the awards ceremony, she delivered a speech that was personal, candid, and as always, hilarious. From women’s rights to immigration – Teigen engaged with her fans on issues close to her. Legend, being her “trophy husband”, presented the trophy to her.
Between trolling each other and sharing loving tributes, they retained their reputation as the internet’s favorite couple. A proud Legend told the audience a story of how Teigen once cried in a dressing room at a similar event because she didn’t think she belonged.
Legend Defending Teigen
John Legend has also supported Chrissy Teigen's right to be totally herself. And rightfully so. When a confident, outspoken woman is not afraid to be herself, things get “too much” too fast for the internet. One of the many questions reporters ask John Legend is how he “deals” with his wife.
It is a common question, one that Teigen does not love. But Legend is not one to let an insult to his wife slide. He answered by saying she is brilliant and funny. We don't think he looks at their relationship as something he has to deal with, but as something he enjoys!
Heaven Is Wherever the Couple Is
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen graced the Art of Elysium’s 11th annual Heaven gala in 2018. But the couple was not there as attendees only. That evening, Legend received the 2018 Visionary Award for outstanding contributions to the creative community. The award celebrated Legend as an artist, but it also paid tribute to him as a husband and father.
A glowing Teigen sported her baby bump and a beautiful Pamella Rowland gown. Legend unveiled his version of “Heaven” – an experience that was celebrating truth, justice, light, and the joy that connects people regardless of where they come from. Now that is truly commendable.
If You Come at One, Both Will Clap Back
As much as this duo likes to roast each other as much as the next person, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are each other’s biggest advocates. They have called out senseless hate numerous times, proving that anyone who messes with either one of them will contend with both! And that's the truth.
A fine example of this was when Legend and Kelly Clarkson (his co-star on “The Voice”) changed some of the sexist lyrics of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Some people were not fans of this woke version and would not let it rest. But there was Teigen to tell people to “get over it.”
The Anniversary Posts We Live for
In September 2019, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in Paris. Fans love Teigen’s mushy, tongue-in-cheek anniversary posts, and she did not disappoint again when 2019 came around. The first picture was of Legend on his computer while Teigen slept with a caption that said, “happy anniversary, baby!"
A little later, she published another photo of them fabulously dressed. This time, the caption was a little sappier. "Ok fine. I love you, baby. I love our life and our babies and you. So much. Here's to 13 more years of doin it on the semi reg," Teigen wrote.
The Case of Being an Instagram Wife
It can take a lot of training, but some husbands finally get the hang of an important skill. They ended up learning how to take amazing photos of their wives. John Legend apparently missed the bus on that one, much to Chrissy Teigen’s grief. She posted a beautiful photo of herself and Luna with a telling caption.
She claimed that she never has pictures of herself because she is the designated photo taker and it seems that no one is left. John merely clicks off without paying attention to angles or lighting. We can not with these two! Just follow some simple instructions, John! It's not that difficult.
The First Family We Deserve
In October 2019, Vanity Fair did a cover feature on the entire family where the couple discussed everything – growing up, love, and a certain human living in the White House. The story came out a few weeks after then-President Trump had gone off on Legend and Teigen in one of his Twitter rants.
Post the Twitter battle, Vanity Fair took readers inside the home of a couple who care deeply about serious issues but manage not to take themselves too seriously. It was a truly intimate look into the personal lives and politics of the “first family we deserve.”
Teigen Stalked Him
It is hard to imagine a Chrissy Teigen stalking someone online, but that is what she did. In the 2019 December issue of Vanity Fair, Teigen shared that she obsessively researched John Legend online before they began dating. She scanned the tabloids for gossip about her future husband to check that he was a good guy.
Most of these stories had two recurring themes – Legend was either a womanizer or in the closet! The websites featured pictures of him with new models. Some declared he paid his past girlfriends and even called Teigen his beard! She couldn’t stop reading, but most of it was probably false anyway.
Hating on John Legend? Teigen Will Shut You Down
In 2019, John Legend was named “sexiest man alive” by People. Certain people on the internet begged to differ. A Twitter user took it upon themselves to write, “Wholeheartedly disagree. Highly doubt he could throw me over his shoulder when needed or defend me better than I can.” What followed was utter hilarity.
Teigen shut the troll down with one line. “Can I try to throw you?” she wrote. Not one to let it rest either, Teigen changed her Twitter bio to “currently sleeping with the sexiest man alive.” While this kind of title is totally subjective, the only thing that really matters he is that Teigen is attracted to her man.
The Perfect Valentine’s Date
Valentine’s Day. One of those days when we all feel pressure to publicize our relationship and discuss how good they are. But Chrissy Teigen could not care less about the hype around Valentine’s Day or planning elaborate dates even on other days. It's just not her style at the end of the day.
In February 2020, she shared her views on this kind of performative love on her Cravings website. Sure, Valentine’s Day and dates are a thing her husband enjoys. But Teigen’s idea of a perfect date was always a night in – wine in hand, wearing a robe, watching a show, and having her husband cooking for her.
In Sickness and in Health, But Nobody Mentioned Isolation
As the world locked down in 2020, fans saw numerous glimpses of the Teigen-Legend household. The delight and curiosity soon gave way to concern. Were John Legend and Chrissy Teigen still ok? Celeb couples everywhere seemed to be breaking up — Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, Julianna Hough and Brooks Laich. It really was a make-or-break kind of time.
In April 2020, Teigen published a cryptic Instagram post that triggered mild panic. And it made sense that fans would be confused about it. She wrote, "Oh, we are also def breaking up after we can leave the house." Thankfully, it was a joke. But she really had us sweating for a minute there. Phew!
In July 2020, John Legend appeared for an interview on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, where he spoke about past struggles with commitment, “especially” in his 20s. The crooner discussed how he technically dodged the key question of his commitment by not defining any of his relationships but he admitted it was selfish.
He finally reached a point where he realized he was happier being honest and in love with one person. But it did take some soul searching and he did learn the hard way. Teigen chimed in on Twitter, “‘Especially’?? The other sh** is the 10s and 30s, so u better be talking the tens, idiot.”
Teigen Is Pregnant Again
In August 2020, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed that they were expecting baby no. 3. And, of course, the announcement involved a music video. This one was Legend’s latest single, “Wild.” Throughout the video, we see Legend and Teigen being their happy selves – running around on the beach.
Chrissy Teigen’s belly is expertly-hidden. Before the video ends, Teigen displays her growing baby bump, which Legend touches tenderly, before they return to being ridiculously in love. After the video came out, Teigen gave her Twitter followers a closer look saying, “Look at this third baby…oh my god.” It was a truly exciting time for them.
A Happy, Very Surprised Couple
Truth be told, baby No. 3 was as big a surprise to the couple as it was to fans. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had always been open about their struggles with infertility. They had previously conceived through IVF, and getting pregnant naturally seemed out of bounds. But their dreams were finally coming true.
Teigen revealed that she took pregnancy tests every month for ten years regardless. Wishful thinking, she said. It was another such morning, and the couple was prepared to be disappointed. Every morning it was a negative test result. But there you have it - it was not negative that day!
Teigen Was Anxious About This Pregnancy
It is safe to say that the couple was blindsided by the third pregnancy but were, of course, overjoyed. However, Chrissy Teigen was anxious about the news for a different reason. She had just undergone breast reduction surgery. So this was, at least from a physical point of view, going to be a very different experience from the previous two pregnancies.
The timing suggested she may have been pregnant while in surgery despite the routine pregnancy test before going under. The results may have been a false negative. Teigen was terrified at the possible implications. However, between numerous check-ups and hospital visits soon after, she seemed fine.
Accidentally Revealing the Baby’s Sex
Chrissy Teigen never held back when it came to discussing pregnancy complications, and she remained her candid self while expecting Baby No. 3. But on one of these updates, she accidentally revealed on Instagram that they were expecting a boy. And eventually, Teigen started to talk about the baby’s health.
Without realizing it, she started using pronouns to describe the baby – “he’s big.” She covered her mouth in shock, calling herself stupid. After the blunder, Teigen had no choice but to go through with a spontaneous gender reveal. The cat was out of the bag, and she captioned the post, “Hahahahaha might as well tell you.”
Inexplicable Grief and Loss
On September 20, 2020, just a few weeks after announcing the pregnancy, the couple shared a heart-breaking update on Instagram. They had lost their baby boy. Chrissy Teigen had pregnancy complications and was on bed rest for two weeks. Things took a turn for the worse, and she ended up being hospitalized.
Despite multiple attempts at basically anything that was possible, the baby did not survive. Alongside a note to her followers, Teigen shared a couple of solemn black and white photos of her and John Legend in the hospital room. It was a really intense moment that Chrissy was somehow comfortable letting the world in on.
The Heartbreaking Story Unfolds
As a practice, the couple had never named their babies beforehand. Their other children, Luna and Miles, got their names at the last possible moment — right before leaving the hospital. But for some reason, Teigen and Legend had already begun calling their unborn son Jack. After all, Jack Legend did have a nice ring to it.
He would always be their Jack. A devastated Teigen wrote, "To our Jack — I'm so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn't give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you." And Jack would always have a big place in their hearts.
Another Year Wiser and Smarter
There are no limits to a John Legend birthday celebration – especially when Chrissy Teigen is at the helm of things. She celebrated her husband’s 42nd birthday in December 2020 with a Math-Off! Many couples might shudder at the thought of celebrating a birth with mathematics, but not this couple!
Legend squared off against Mike Rosenthal, their photographer, and director. Teigen played game-show host to the tee, wearing a sparkling gown and holding a microphone. She announced that John and Mike love doing math, so she created the ultimate contest in sixth-grade math. The birthday boy was victorious and said he hoped to get in bed with the host that night.
For Mothers Who Have Lost Children
There is no denying that Mother’s Day celebrations took on new meaning for the family the following year. The day was bittersweet, but John Legend was not one for wallowing. He celebrated his wife via a heartfelt Instagram post in May 2021. And the post touched the hearts of many followers all around the world.
Legend wrote it was a tough year for them but that they are now wiser and happier. He called her his inspiration and best friend. Fans adored the couple for their vulnerability – for sharing their best moments and the not-so-perfect ones. And as you can see, the entire family is stronger because of it.
The Cycle of Loss and Struggles With Sobriety
The couple shared how they struggled to cope after losing their baby. Consequently, Chrissy Teigen confessed that she had turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. In August 2021, she published a post on Instagram explaining her struggle with sobriety after losing Jack, admitting she always had a drinking problem.
But this just exacerbated things. Three months after losing Jack, Teigen announced that she had been sober for four weeks. She was tired of feeling unwell because of it. Mostly, she was embarrassed by her drinking habits. However, the new commitment to sobriety made it even tougher to come to terms with the pain.
Getting Through Pain Together
In a heartfelt gesture of support for his wife, John Legend decided to cut back on the drinking of alcohol too. The couple shifted their focus to self-care instead of numbing the pain with drinks. The duo created a nightly routine that helped them stay centered together. And proved to have lasting benefits.
Legend even collaborated with "Headspace," a wellness app, to create content around rest and rejuvenation. He said that everything started with a good night’s sleep. While the singer’s schedule can get hectic, he shared that he tries to keep the nightly routine with his wife. And they still maintain it until this very day.
Teigen’s Twitter Troubles
Chrissy Teigen’s tweets are known for being hilarious, and sometimes cruel. One of these exchanges landed her in big trouble, truth be told. In 2014, designer Michael Costello accused her of bullying and threatening his career. Teigen subsequently posted an apology. In 2021, Legend shared a different side to this story.
After Teigen apologized, Costello allegedly fabricated a DM exchange with her. But John Legend came out and said the messages were “completely fake” – perhaps designed to make Costello’s claims go viral. Legend wanted everyone to remember this fact and even stated it in the numerous retellings of the story.
Trying Times for the Couple
Losing a loved one is always difficult. But losing a baby can be the ultimate test for any parent, and any married couple too. In a 2022 interview with The Guardian, John Legend shared that losing Jack “tested” the couple. The tragedy took a toll on the family as a whole. Eventually, he believed that it made them more resilient.
Despite the magnitude of the loss, the family was always there for each other. It strengthened their resolve, reinforcing who John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were as both individuals and as a couple. Little by little, they began healing and building new dreams for their family. It just took some time.
Why They Went So Public With It
Many people questioned the couple’s decision to share something so private on social media. Most couples would keep such an important moment private, at least for a while. John Legend had initial reservations himself. He was worried but also felt the need for honesty about losing their baby. Chrissy Teigen especially thought that people needed to hear the complete story first-hand.
The singer called it a “raw” sharing experience. Eventually, the couple found strength in the outpouring of support and love. They discovered how so many other families experienced the same thing. And fans who had similar experiences shared their stories online. It was comforting to know they were not alone in their grief.
Channeling Grief Into Art
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend continue on their journey of healing. For Legend’s part, he seems to be doing it in the way he knows best – through making his music. The Grammy winner revealed in 2022 that his album which was scheduled for a late release that year would include music about losing Jack.
On the album, there are songs about grief and how difficult it is, as a family, to pick up the pieces. He hoped that creating music from despair would be healing, not just for him but for other people as well. And it certainly did resonate with many listeners upon its release.
The Newest Member of the Family
In January 2022, Teigen and Legend shared pictures of the newest member of their family – an adorable dog named Pebbles. Little Pebbles is not the first furry member of the household – she is probably the fourth dog. The family reportedly also has a hamster and a lizard. They really are big animal lovers.
But Pebbles came into their lives under special circumstances. She came home to protect Luna from bed monsters. Since Pebbles' arrival, Luna had not seen a single one around, Teigen wrote. After all, pets have the ability to display protective qualities and to make their owners and their children feel much safer at home. That's what Pebbles did.
In January 2022, the couple shared that they are bidding farewell to their beautiful New York City home — the house fans have peeked into through Teigen and Legend’s posts over the years. Located in the city’s posh Nolita neighborhood, the property has two adjoining penthouses.
The couple had planned to combine the units but never did. News reports said the property was listed for a neat $18 million. The family may be leaving their house, but they plan to remain in the Big Apple. Teigen and Legend revealed that they are looking for a new base in NYC that doesn’t require any work.
The Couple Gives IVF Another Go
In February 2022, Teigen revealed via Instagram that she had begun IVF treatments again. The couple decided on another IVF cycle to save as many eggs as possible. Teigen said she would “hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos.” Anyone who’s been through IVF cycles will tell you it’s hard, but Teigen said she didn’t mind the shots.
In the same post, she begged her followers to stop asking her if she was pregnant. She would be the first one to tell them. And surely enough, Teigen did announce her pregnancy and in January 2023, the couple welcomed their third child into the world, a little girl.
A Family Affair at the 2022 Grammys
Prior to the great news, Chrissy Teigen brought the kids along to watch their dad perform at the 2022 Grammys. They looked every bit as fabulous as their parents! Luna shone in her dress with silver sequin while Miles wore a snazzy green Gucci suit. Legend joked that he was “jealous of Miles’ look.”
We know Chrissy Teigen and John Legend together are adorable. With their kids in tow, the cuteness barometer is off the charts now! We don’t know how they do it. But we’re better off for this family’s existence. And as you can see, the couple and their family are bigger and stronger than ever before.