John Legend Reveals He Tried to Break Up With Chrissy Teigen Years Ago and She Was Not Having It

Singer admits he tried to dump his future wife a decade ago

By Meg Swertlow Sep 05, 2017 1:13 AMTags

Even #couplegoals couples have trying times!

John Legend revealed that years ago he tried to dump his then-girlfriend/now-wife Chrissy Teigen—and she pretty much just shut him down.

The 38-year-old crooner admitted that their "breakup" lasted a whopping hour and a half. That's 90 minutes too long if you ask us!

"I was really stressed and busy," John told the funny (to us) story to The Guardian. "I was just like: 'I’d just be happier single right now,' and she was like: 'No.'" 

Yeah, not so much, John...

A few hours after her hubby's interview hit, the outspoken lady, who has been with the singer for over a decade, took to Twitter to respond. The 31-year-old shared a link to the break-up story with a laugh-crying emoji and the caption, "11 years later, baby."

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It's clear that the good-humored gal still has her famous sense of humor about her man's past mistake.

Chrissy, who shares daughter Luna Legend with her husband since 2013, also tweeted, "It wasn't a a typical breakup. He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'"

Good thing! Or else the Internet would be lacking one of Hollywood's most fun-loving couples and their too-cute kiddo!

In addition to admitting he had the audacity to dump the model, John did take a minute to gush about how his wife inspires him.

"She pushes me to be funnier, not because she’s trying to, I think it’s just being around her. And to be bolder," he said to the British publication.

In 2013, the couple had a lavish wedding ceremony in Lake Como, Italy. Prior to their extravagant affair, the two were actually wed in a secret and low-key courthouse wedding in New York City.

However, the secret newlyweds went all out for their big Italian event.

Chrissy had three dresses for the wedding and ceremony. She told E! News, "Every time I went in [to Vera Wang] for a fitting, I couldn't stop getting one."

She first wore an ivory strapless open back, V-neck ball gown with lifted tulle skirt and tiered flange, with hand-cut petal embroidered detail for the actual ceremony, before changing into a mermaid ivory gown that had a micro-pleated bodice and sheared organza full skirt for the reception, and then later switched up her look again for the after party, donning a crimson strapless mermaid gown.

Take a look at the couple's cutest pics...

Bear Hugs

Too Cute! John Legend was all about cuddling his son, Miles, while surrounded by adorable stuffed animals this November. Chrissy Teigen couldn't resist captioning the pic, "all the bears!!"

Christmas Ready

Merry Christmas, Baby! The famous pair made it a family affair for their special, A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy in 2018. The model wrote, "that's a wrap on our @NBC Christmas special!!! holy holy I can't wait for you guys to see this - thank you to all of our special guests - our friends, our family, the endless work from team legend - we love you guys. I think the word is blessed?? We are blessed."

Red Carpet Royalty

The singer and Cravings: Hungry For More author rocked the red carpet at Glamour's 28th Annual Women of the Year Awards in November. Come on, could this pair be any cuter?

Legendary Pair

In November, the married duo made a statement in all black while arriving at the WSJ Magazine 2018 Innovator Awards in New York City. 

Princess Charming

Legend may have already found his queen in Teigen but he showed off his dapper side while dressing up as Prince Charming while his daughter, Luna, sparkled in Cinderella costume. He wrote, "OK we were just kidding about skipping Halloween. #ALegendaryChristmas will return after a brief interruption" on Instagram. 

King and Queen

These two are serious #CoupleGoals! The EGOT winner and his wife showed off their regal side for Halloween in 2018 and we can't handle so much Hollywood royalty in one photo.

Like Father, Like Son

The Ohio native simply wrote, "Reunited" alongside a photo of himself grinning with his son proving that nothing is better than family time for Legend. 

Biggest Fans

Legend was joined by the Lip Sync Battle host and his children backstage at The Voice this fall and he quipped, "Wild scene backstage at @nbcthevoice."

Dapper Duo

The twosome showed off Legend's first GQ cover in style. He wrote on Instagram, "My first GQ cover! #BritishGQ #GQMenOfTheYear." 

Family Time

Legend and Luna prove to be some of Teigen's biggest supporters at the launch of her Target line. She simply captioned the sweet pic, "#CHRISSYxTARGET." 

Proud Wifey

"After John won last night, he came to lip sync battle, just to hang out as he always does. I lost my voice so he ended up being co-commentator with me and I think it might have been the most random, ridiculous episode we have ever made. I cannot wait for you guys to see!! Thank you to the entire @lipsyncbattle crew for letting me run away between shows to see john's historical EGOT win!! I love you guys so much. @caseypattersontv @paramountnetwork ❤️❤️," the television host shared on Instagram. 

Sleeping Beauty

Teigen took a break backstage with her husband after he become an EGOT winner in this sweet Instagram pic

Celebrating Big

The 33-year-old model gave her husband a sweet kiss on the cheek at the Hulu Party after the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in September. 

Coupling Up

In September, the married couple brought their A-game to the Emmy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles. 

Gorgeous Goddess

Legend showed a little PDA with his wife while on the red carpet at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2018 in London. 

Play Time

Teigen made the most of play time with her daughter, Luna, while constructing a new playhouse this year. She simply wrote, "builders!" alongside the photo on Instagram.

Vacation Giggles

The family couldn't stop laughing while spending time with some animals in Bali. Legend captioned this adorable pic, "Keep your paws to yourself!"

Cooking Together

It's no secret that Teigen knows her way around the kitchen, but Legend still joked that the "chef bout to fire us" on Instagram. 

Showing the Love

Sweet kisses! The duo made time for each other on their Bali family vacation in this cute Instagram shot

Glow Queen

At the BECCA x Chrissy Malibu beach party in July, the millionaire mama took a moment from promoting her summer collection to share some love with her supportive husband. "My glow queen," wrote the music star in a cute Insta post with his hardworking wife.

Beach Believers

The supermodel looked stunning in a beach photo with her two cuties from July 2. Joking about her thought process when posting to Instagram, Teigen captioned the pic, "Should I post the one where his head looks unsupported but my face looks good and Luna is over it, the one where his head is supported but my face is just okay and Luna is over it, or him crying and my face looks okay and luna is over it?"

Park Playdate

"Park shenanigans with Lu," wrote the 39-year-old singer during a day out with his 2-year-old sweetheart.

Mommy Duty

The millionaire pop star took a moment to appreciate his wife and mom-of-two in a Father's Day Insta post gushing, "I know it's Father's Day and all but my wife is pretty awesome. She's taking me to dinner but still on mommy duty."

Rosé Ready

Relaxing with a glass of rosé in one hand and his two-month-old son in the other, Legend took to Instagram to show how he was spending a "wild Saturday celebrating #nationalroséday."

Dinner Date

A month after giving birth to her son Miles, the radiant model and her pop star husband were spotted looking stylish as they left a pizza and pasta dinner date at John & Vinny's in Los Angeles, Calif.

Daddy's Day

On Father's Day, Teigen posted a heartwarming Instagram tribute to her man writing, "What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man. Thank you for the beautiful life and these beautiful lives you have given me. My best friend and partner always, the most loving and generous and kind human in the world. And the smartest. I didn't say funniest so you know I'm not lying here. We love you with all our hearts. Happy Father's Day."


Pretty in Pink

Rosé all day! The famous family rolled up in pink for the launch of Legend's new rosé wine brand, LVE, during an intimate Airbnb Concert in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Two in Blue

On June 11, the celebrity couple stunned in blue as they attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala.

Smiling Sweethearts

In April, the glowing sweethearts hit the red carpet at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards with Teigen's baby bump on full display in a gorgeous white wrap dress.

Mini Me

At Disneyland Hong Kong, the pregnant model snapped a pic with her daughter, Luna Stephens, as they enjoyed classic Disney rides like It's a Small World. Teigen posted the close-up to Instagram with the caption, "my belle."

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