There is nothing quite like a good love song. They make us feel all the things. Especially if you’re in love. These past three years, whenever I’d hear a John Legend song, especially “The Beginning”, I’d be taken back to when my then-boyfriend and I first started dating. I’d think about us starting a life together, and feel all warm and fuzzy. Or when “You & I” would come on Spotify, ahh, I’d sing along thinking that, of course, my boyfriend felt this way about me. But now, newly single, if I even hear 10 seconds of “All of Me”, I have to shut it off. Although I know that soon enough, I’ll be belting “Wild” with a big smile from ear-to-ear, right? Right.
Legend has a way of telling such beautiful love stories through his music. No wonder some of his hits have been among the most popular at weddings. And because he’s telling so much of a story through his lyrics, it only makes sense that the love of his life would be his muse. Enter, Chrissy Teigen.
Legend met Teigen in 2007 on the set for his music video “Stereo” where there was instant chemistry. “We did the music video, we were together for like 12 hours,” shetold Wendy Williams in 2014. “We spent the entire day together, me in my underwear and him in a full suit, and I went to go say goodbye to him, to his hotel and we didn’t ever say goodbye that night.” Cut to Sep. 14, 2020, celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary, happily married with two kids and one on the way!
A lot has happened over the last 14 years and through some of Legend’s songs, inspired by his own personal love story, we can see how their relationship has evolved.