How Long Have John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Been Together?

They are one of America’s favorite celebrity power couples, with talent, humor, and charm to spare. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been together for a very long time, especially considering the shelf life of most Hollywood couples.

It seems as though there was never a time when these two weren’t madly in love, but let’s break down the history of their relationship and discover just how the legendary couple got to where they are today.

How did they meet?

John Legend was an up and coming music star and Chrissy Teigen was a model on the cusp of her career when they first met in 2007. Teigen was hired to be Legend’s love interest for his music video “Stereo,” and their chemistry was immediate. According to both Legend and Teigen’s account of their fateful first meeting, they were inseparable from the beginning, and even after the video wrapped filming, they went back to Legend’s hotel and feasted on hamburgers from famed chain In-N-Out. 

They stayed in touch after that encounter, texting and talking constantly, even though Legend had embarked on a whirlwind world tour. Teigen later said in an interview that she tried to play it cool in those early days, and didn’t try to “lock him down” or change his ways, even though she wasn’t dating anyone else. Legend admitted that he really started to fall for Teigen during their phone conversations while he was on tour, due to how funny and witty she was.

When did John Legend and Chrissy Teigen get married?

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The pair started officially dating later in 2007 and became a firm fixture at many Hollywood gatherings and celebrity parties. Legend could frequently be seen in the front row of the many fashion shows in which Teigen walked as a model, and Teigen, in turn, supported him by coming to many of his concerts and performances.

In 2011, they got engaged, during a luxury vacation to the Maldives. They got married two years after the engagement, in a grand ceremony in Lake Como. A few months prior to the wedding ceremony, John Legend debuted the song that he had written for Teigen, the chart-topping ballad “All of Me.” 

How many children do they have?

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Altogether, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been together for twelve years and married for almost six. They have both been open about their fertility struggles. Teigen opened up in an interview with Tyra Banks and said that getting pregnant was a “process” for them and that they had to visit several fertility doctors. Teigen said that she was constantly asked when she and Legend were planning on having children and that eventually, those questions got to be very hurtful, especially when it became apparent that she wasn’t able to get pregnant as easily as she had hoped.

Ultimately, the pair opted for in vitro fertilization to start their family. In 2016, Teigen and Legend welcomed their daughter Luna Simone Stephens, and then in 2018, Miles Theodore Stephens joined their family. The adorable family loves to share snapshots on social media. Teigen, in keeping with her habit of being open and honest with her followers, admitted that she had struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, but that with the support of her loyal husband, was able to finally get back to feeling like herself.

Teigen and Legend are a perfect example of lasting true love, and in their twelve years together, have been able to redefine what it means to have a successful relationship in the Hollywood limelight. Here’s to many more years together for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen!