The duo met in 2006 on the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video. Though they parted ways after the shoot, Teigen later told Cosmopolitan in June 2014 that they “hooked up” that night.
“I was doing this fake model-y dancing with the most dead eyes you’ve ever seen in a human,” she joked of the video. “I walked into John’s dressing room to meet him, and he was ironing in his underwear. I said, ‘You do your own ironing!?’ He said, ‘Of course I do.’ I gave him a hug.”
Over the next year, the couple kept in touch, but Legend would often be seen on red carpets and at events with other women. “I let him be himself for a while,” the Cravings cookbook author told Cosmopolitan. “The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, ‘There’s so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time.’ Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”
During an interview on Today in 2018, Legend opened up about how he and the Lip Sync Battle personality have made their marriage work.
“We actually really love and respect and admire each other,” he said at the time. “I think that’s the foundation of who we are as a couple and we actually enjoy each other’s company. … [She] makes me laugh all the time. … She’s so good. She’s so attentive, she’s so loving and she also has a great sense of humor about it all.”
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