John Legend paid a visit to Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast on Monday (July 13) and got honest about cheating in his past relationships.
“I think yes, I did have a history of [cheating], definitely in my 20s,” the crooner admitted to the actor. “I think what happened for me personally is, you go through a lot of your life, like your teens, and I was like the ‘two years younger kid than everybody’ in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls when I was younger. And when I started to get that attention, I loved it — just ate it up.”
He continued: “Part of it, I escaped technically cheating by kind of keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating. You can try to get off on technicalities…I was dishonest and selfish and just enjoyed this new attention I was getting.”
However, Legend became a changed man after meeting his now-wife Chrissy Teigen, with whom he shares daughter Luna and son Miles. “At a certain point you just realize, like, you’re happier being honest. And you’re happier being faithful and being in love with one person. And at a certain point, I just decided that that person was Chrissy and I…just decided I wasn’t going to mess with anybody else anymore.”
For her part, Teigen chimed in on her hubby’s interview via Twitter with a hilarious dose of her trademark wit. “‘Especially’??” she wrote, quoting his interview. “The other shit is the 10’s and 30’s so u better be talking the tens, idiot.”
The pair first met back in 2007, when Teigen played Legend’s love interest in the music video for his Once Again-era single “Stereo.” They later wed in 2013 after documenting their love in the romantic video for the singer’s No. 1 hit “All of Me,” which he dedicated to the supermodel.
Check out Legend’s appearance on Armchair Expert, as well as his wife’s amusing clapback, below.
"especially"?? the other shit is the 10's and 30's so u better be talking the tens, idiot pic.twitter.com/OYiwyeWsQX
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 14, 2020