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John Legend Gets Candid About Chrissy Teigen's Drinking

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John Legend weighs in on Chrissy Teigen's newfound sobriety

Just over a week after Chrissy Teigen opened up about her struggles with drinking too much alcohol and her desire to cut back, her husband, John Legend, is weighing in. And because he's half of one of the most candid couples on the internet, he was just as open about it as Teigen was.

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In a Q&A with Elle, Legend was asked this question: "In [a recent] interview, Chrissy revealed that she's made a conscious decision to cut back on drinking. Did you and Chrissy have a discussion when she felt that her drinking was getting out of hand? What was that conversation like?"

Legend's answer? That he and Teigen are honest with each other about everything, including her drinking.

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"We're always honest with each other, so we discuss everything that's on our minds," he said. "When she was thinking about how she wanted to drink less, we talked about it. I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together. Whenever she sets her mind to anything, I always tell her, 'I want to support you and help you do it.'"

In the interview with Teigen that Elle referenced, she explained to Cosmopolitan that a lot of her struggles with alcohol stemmed from award shows, where she would have a glass of wine while getting her hair and makeup done, a glass during dinner and then several more glasses during the event. The availability of alcohol played a part too.

"Everything is there, always. I don't know how to go to an award show and not drink," she said.

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Sounds like Teigen and Legend are as open with their fans as they are with each other.

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