Navigating fame while preserving a semblance of privacy is a challenging feat, with celebrities like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen often finding their personal lives thrust into the limelight. The latest buzz surrounds their child, Wren Stephens, who has charmed the public and snagged the title of PEOPLE’s Cutest Baby in the 2023 Sexiest Man Alive issue.
But beyond the adorable snapshots, the couple’s journey has been one of growth and revelation. John Legend, the acclaimed Grammy Award winner, has been open about the dynamics of his relationship with Chrissy, discussing their shared journey with candidness.
In an episode of Jay Shetty’s podcast “On Purpose,” Legend reflected on his earlier years with Chrissy, admitting to his shortcomings as a partner at the start of their romance. “I think I was more selfish then. I wasn’t a great partner at the beginning of our relationship,” he said, despite his strong feelings for her at the time. Legend credits his growth in commitment to the maturation that’s come with time.
Prior to this confession, Legend had addressed his infidelity issues in a previous podcast, “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman.” When probed about his past, he acknowledged a history of cheating, particularly in his 20s. He explained how the newfound attention from women was something he once relished, stemming from a youth where he felt overlooked in romantic endeavors.
John and Chrissy, who tied the knot in 2013, have since nurtured a deeper and more fortified bond. Legend reminisced about their early connection, revealing that their strong attraction led them to each other immediately, despite the casual nature of their initial encounter. Their swift and profound connection has since blossomed into a lasting partnership.