John Legend Reveals He Had Cheating History Before Chrissy Teigen
41-year-old singer John Legend has revealed that he had a history of cheating before he met his wife Chrissy Teigen.
He described himself as ‘dishonest and selfish’ while speaking about relationships with Dax Shepard in his podcast, Armchair Expert.
The EGOT ( Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards) winner said:
“I think what happened for me, you go through a lot of your life in your teens and I was younger than everybody in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls,” Legend said of having girlfriends. “When I started to get that attention, I loved it.”
“I escaped ‘technically cheating’ by keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating,” he confessed. “I definitely was dishonest and selfish. It was happening before I was famous.”
Things changed for Legend when he met Teigen and married her in 2013. He disclosed that they hit it off right away and had sex the first night they met.
He also disclosed that they were both seeing other people at the time but fell in love not long after they met.
“At a certain point, you just realize you’re happier being honest. You’re happier being faithful and being in love with one person. At a certain point, I just decided that person was Chrissy. I decided I wasn’t gonna mess with somebody else anymore.”
“We’ve talked about it before, but we had sex the first night and hit it off. We were both seeing other people at the time. There was kind of a looseness at the very beginning, but we fell in love not long after that.”
When asked about whether he feels pressure considering he and Teigen are celebrated as couple goals in pop culture, Legend responds:
“I feel like it almost makes it less likely that I would do anything to f–k it up. Chrissy has 12 million Twitter followers. If I were to do anything, it would be career suicide,” he said. “It would be terrible. It just gives you another reason to not f–k it up.”
The couple has two kids, 4-year-old daughter, Luna, and 2-year-old son, Miles.