John Legend paid a visit to Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast on Monday (July 13) and got honest about cheating in his past relationships.
“I think yes, I did have a history of [cheating], definitely in my 20s,” the crooner admitted to the actor. “I think what happened for me personally is, you go through a lot of your life, like your teens, and I was like the ‘two years younger kid than everybody’ in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls when I was younger. And when I started to get that attention, I loved it — just ate it up.”
He continued: “Part of it, I escaped technically cheating by kind of keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating. You can try to get off on technicalities…I was dishonest and selfish and just enjoyed this new attention I was getting.”
However, Legend became a changed man after meeting his now-wife Chrissy Teigen, with whom he shares daughter Luna and son Miles. “At a certain point you just realize, like, you’re happier being honest. And you’re happier being faithful and being in love with one person. And at a certain point, I just decided that that person was Chrissy and I…just decided I wasn’t going to mess with anybody else anymore.”
For her part, Teigen chimed in on her hubby’s interview via Twitter with a hilarious dose of her trademark wit. “‘Especially’??” she wrote, quoting his interview. “The other shit is the 10’s and 30’s so u better be talking the tens, idiot.”
The pair first met back in 2007, when Teigen played Legend’s love interest in the music video for his Once Again-era single “Stereo.” They later wed in 2013 after documenting their love in the romantic video for the singer’s No. 1 hit “All of Me,” which he dedicated to the supermodel.
Check out Legend’s appearance on Armchair Expert, as well as his wife’s amusing clapback, below.