John Legend Reveals How He Fell in Love with Chrissy Teigen

In an interview, John Legend recalls what made how he fell in love with his wife Chrissy Teigen.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's relationship is one we love to love. And their "how we got together" story only makes us ship them even harder.

John Legend spoke with ET (opens in new tab) on Friday while promoting his upcoming film, Southside With You, which depicts the early chapters of Barack and Michelle Obama's love story. During the interview, he couldn't help but gush about his own fairytale romance with Chrissy Teigen.

"I started to fall in love with her over the phone because she is good with those 140 characters," Legend said playfully of his early encounters with the Sports Illustrated model. "She's so good and she's so clever. And I started to see that right away with her, and I was like, 'Wow, she's really impressive.'"

(All jokes aside, Chrissy Teigen is the best thing about Twitter.)

"We were texting a lot, and I started to see her sense of humor (opens in new tab)," the singer recalled. "We would talk on the phone, and I just started to fall in love with how engaging and witty and funny she is. And I think that's when I really started to know that this was the kind of person I wanted to around a lot. Once we started spending more time together between tour stops and all this other stuff, we realized we had such a connection—and then it blossomed into a marriage and a baby (opens in new tab)!"

He continued: "I wasn't nervous about it. When you feel a real connection with somebody—for me, it wasn't nerves, it was more like excitement. 'Oh, this could be great.'"

How comforting is it to know that Chrissy and John started off with a text-and-tweet-driven connection sort of just like you and your latest Tinder match. (There's hope yet!) If these two aren't #RelationshipGoals, I don't know what is. I mean, just look at them:

Being silly and adorable together…

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Being lazy together…

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Being the best parents ever together…

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Being chic jet-setters together…

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Being so perfectly sweet together…

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Being sexy AF together…

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And basically just being everything you wish you and your significant other could be…

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Chrissy and John Forever!

Sarah Lindig
Sarah Lindig

I am an experienced editor, writer, and creative strategist, specializing in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content for digital media outlets, as well as video and social platforms. While I currently operate as a freelance contributor/consultant, with such clients as The Zoe Report, my 10+-year background in the industry was cultivated at the dot-coms of elite publications, including Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, and Marie Claire.