John Legend was a guest on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, and the two of them discussed their past histories being cheaters.
John said that he cheated a lot while he was younger but stopped when he met Chrissy Teigen. John and Chrissy have been married since 2013.
John, 41, told Dax:
“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.”
John discusses the ways that he made excuses for his cheating:
“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 was famous.”
John and Chrissy met on the set of his ‘Green Light’ music video and they had a connection. John said that they were seeing other people at the time and they started seeing each other casually.
John said that they fell in love and he realized how happy he was being honest with Chrissy.
“At a certain point, you just realize you’re happier being honest. You’re happier being faithful and being in love with one person. At a certain point, I just decided that person was Chrissy. I decided I wasn’t gonna mess with somebody else anymore.”