John Legend wasn’t always a one-woman man.
During his guest appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert”, the two Hollywood A-listers got real about their histories being cheaters. Luckily, that all changed when he met Chrissy Teigen.
“I did have a history of cheating. Definitely in my 20’s. 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. When I started to get that attention, I loved it,” the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony (EGOT) winner told the 45-year-old podcast host.
The singer explained that he used to make excuses about his infidelity. “I escaped ‘technically cheating’ by keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating. I definitely was dishonest and selfish… It was happening before I became famous,” he recalled.
Since meeting his supermodel wife, John realised he was happier being honest with Chrissy – whom they share daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2. “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,” the pop star said.
“Your whole life is lighter. Like, when you’re able to be honest with the person and, like, you aren’t hiding texts … your mind is freer. Everything is better,” he continued. “Obviously people have to get to that place and they have to realise that the person they’re with is the person that they’re ready to do that for, but once you figure that out, it’s so freeing.”
Chrissy, of course, chimed in with this hilarious tweet:
"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