John Legend Reflects on "Special Season" Ahead of His and Chrissy Teigen's 10th Wedding Anniversary

John Legend and his family are celebrating two special anniversaries in their lives. Read the singer and married father of four's heartfelt message.

By Corinne Heller Aug 31, 2023 3:29 PMTags
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Ten years ago, John Legend's life changed forever.

In August 2013, the singer released what would become his most successful single, "All of Me," which is dedicated to Chrissy Teigen. And a month later, he married her.

"This is a special season for me and my loved ones," John wrote on Instagram Aug. 30. "This September, Chrissy and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage and building our family together."

John—who shares children Luna, 7, Miles, 5, Esti, seven months, and Wren, two months, with his wife—continued, "As I look back on 2013, the year we got married, it was also a beautiful time creatively for me. Inspired by the love of my life, I was writing and recording my 4th solo studio album, Love In The Future, declaring it 'a new year for love.'"

The record was released Aug. 30, 2013. "The most impactful song was the one I sang at our wedding reception: 'All of Me,'" John wrote. "I had written this song with Toby Gad at his studio in LA, and the first time I sang it for Chrissy, I whispered it in her ear and she cried."

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The singer noted, "Every time I played it for my collaborators on the album, they told me that it was something truly special. I started to believe that it could be the biggest song of my career."

Indeed it was. "All of Me" has sold more than 14 million copies since its release and is John's only song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

"Since its release, 'All of Me' has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams," the singer wrote. "To this day, I see so many of you getting married to 'All of Me,' getting engaged to it, covering it on your social media accounts. I'm so grateful for what this song has meant to my life, but also for what it's meant to you."

John's family has already celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of "All of Me" in a sweet way. On Aug. 12, he shared an Instagram Stories clip of himself and Luna singing "Happy Birthday" to commemorate the occasion.

See John and Chrissy's cutest family moments over the years below:

Vow Renewal Trip

To celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, Chrissy and John traveled with their kids to Lake Como, Italy, where they first married in 2013, to participate in a vow renewal ceremony in front of family and friends. They brought along their kids LunaMiles, plus babies Esti and Wren (both pictured).

3-Way Hug

Chrissy and John share a hug with Miles on the family's vow renewal trip.

Mother & Daughter

Chrissy hugs daughter Luna during her and John's vow renewal trip with their family.

Cool Kid

Chrissy appears with daughter Esti during the vow renewal trip.

Daddy's Girl

John carries baby Esti on his shoulders.

Family of Six

Chrissy and John appear with their kids Luna, 7, Miles, 5; Esti, 7 months, and Wren, 1 month, on a tropical vacation in August 2023.

Dad and His Kids

John shared this photo on Instagram after Chrissy announced the news, writing, Wren Alexander Stephens, our new love."

Surprise!

Chrissy revealed on June 28, 2023 that she and John welcomed another baby boy, Wren Alexander Stephens, via surrogate earlier that month. He is partially named after the surrogate herself, Alexandra, who is pictured here with the Chrissy's Court star.

Presenting Wren Alexander Stephens

Chrissy shared this photo of her and John's son after his birth in June 2023.

Welcome Baby Wren

Chrissy and John appear with their son after his birth in June 2023.

Legend-arily Adorable

Chrissy and John appear with their kids Luna, 6, Miles, 4, and baby Esti, almost 3 months, in Venice, Italy in April 2023.

Mother & Daughter

Chrissy appears with the couple's youngest daughter during a trip to London in April 2023.

Family of Five

Chrissy and John posed with their three kids in a Valentine's Day photo.

Calling Home

Miles sweetly crashes a video call between his dad and mom.

Nap Time

Little Esti fell asleep her mama's shoulder.

Kisses

John cuddled with baby Esti in a sweet father-daughter snap.

"Our New Love"

John shared his first photo with baby Esti all bundled up.

Cuddles

"look at u out here lookin like a baby," Chrissy captioned a photo of daughter Esti.

She and John welcomed the baby girl on Jan. 13. 

New Sister

The couple introduced their new baby girl to the world by sharing a photo of daughter Luna and son Miles holding the newborn in a fuzzy blanket from Barefoot Dreams.

"She's here! Esti Maxine Stephens - the house is bustling and our family could not be happier," Chrissy wrote on Instagram. "Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a c section!? We are in bliss."

Meanwhile, John penned from his account, "I'm in awe of Chrissy's strength and resilience and I'm so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I'm so, so grateful, but that doesn't seem like a big enough word."

Dress to Impress

"Sometimes you gotta cooooordinate," John wrote on Instagram as his daughter wore a dress from the American Girl x Janie and Jack collection.

Live Lullaby

During his dad's kick off concert for his Las Vegas residency on April 22, Chrissy shared a hilarious photo of Miles sleeping through the set.

Play Time

Who wants to play with Miles? Chrissy and John's son was all smiles when exploring his DockATot Tent of Dreams. 

Birthday Fun

Chrissy hosted a math competition and family dinner for John's 42nd birthday on Dec. 28, 2020.

TV Time

Ever wonder what Chrissy's family watches during the day? Here's your answer. "Thank you @mightyexpressofficial for releasing new episodes on @NetflixFamily!" the proud mom wrote on Instagram. "It's their favorite show and these two have watched every episode over and over and over, so mom and dad are verrrrrry happy there are new ones!" 

Let's Eat

"Superheroes and sushi was a hit!!" Chrissy wrote on Instagram as John and Miles enjoyed a sushi class with Krispy Rice. "I cannot thank @krispyrice enough for making this happen for our little class." 

Busted

Want to be a fly on the wall in the Legend-Teigen house? Chrissy's Instagram Stories could help! The Cravings author documented John enjoying father-daughter time as Luna was styled in Mini Boden.

Family Rules

Life isn't always pretty, but it's always filled with love in this household. "Forever!" Chrissy wrote on her Instagram

 

Bed Time

When it was time for Chrissy to read a children's book, the proud mom snuggled up with the Barefoot Dreams In The Wild throw.  

Twinning

While celebrating Fourth of July 2020, Chrissy captured John and their son Miles wearing matching swimsuits.

Let's Eat!

"First rice krispies!" Chrissy shared on Instagram while cooking with Luna in her Little Sleepies outfit. "We do less then the full amount of cereal and add peanut butter chips. Also make sure to fold in mini marshmallows that aren't melted at the end. And don't press into the pan! We want gooey, stretchy pieces." 

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