It’s that time of year where people magazine crowns their “sexiest man alive.” The title has been awarded to the likes of Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham, Idris Elba, and Johnny Depp in the past and now the time has come to pass on the crown to another a-lister.
And it seems the lucky man is the singing sensation, John Legend. The announcement of his new title was made yesterday and it seems to be pretty proud of his achievement.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
John Legend was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio.
The star became an in-demand session musician while working with the likes of Alicia Keys, Twista, and Janet Jackson.
The pair collaborated on each other’s demos.
But Legend’s major career breakthrough came in 2004.
The star released his debut album, Get Lifted, which heavily propelled him to musical stardom.
The album was a huge success – earning platinum status, which was partly due to the hit single, “Ordinary People,” which saw him bag 3 Grammys.
Since he’s gone on to have hit after hit.
Hits such as “All of Me” have all been well-received in the charts.
But Legend also makes headlines for his relationship…
The star is married to model, Chrissy Teigen, and the pair have a huge public presence.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are Hollywood’s sweethearts.
The pair got together over a decade ago and have gone from strength to strength ever since.
Teigen and Legend first met on the set of Legend’s 2007 music video for “Stereo,” where Teigen starred as the singer’s love interest.
The model, author, and TV personality later revealed that when the shoot was over, the pair went back to Legend’s hotel room, ate at In-N-Out, and hooked up.
“We did the music video, we were together for like 12 hours,” she told Wendy Williams in 2014. “We spent the entire day together, me in my underwear and him in a full suit, and I went to go say goodbye to him, to his hotel and we didn’t ever say goodbye that night.”
With Legend heading out on tour shortly after wrapping up his music video, the timing just wasn’t meant to be.
“The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, ‘There’s so much more out there.’ I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him,” Teigen explained to Cosmopolitan in 2014.
But it wasn’t long before Teigen joined her beau on tour.
Although the pair had a mini-break up during this time… that lasted a day.
“He was feeling really bummed and stressed out [on tour]. He was like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship right now.’ That lasted for one day. Literally, a day. I knew it came from a place other than us not working.”
After fiery beginnings, the couple settled down with one of many trips to Italy.
The couple took their first trip to Lake Como, Italy – the future site of their wedding and filming location for the music video of the smash hit “All of Me” – in 2007.
Apparently, it was on this getaway that Tiegen knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Legend.
…but it didn’t run quite as smoothly as he’d have hoped.
Legend proposed to Teigen during a Maldives vacation in December 2011, but the pair had a fight on the way to the airport, and to top it off, TSA almost ruined the surprise before they could even board on their flight.
But luckily, everything turned out fine in the end.
“We get to the Maldives and he had planned this beautiful Christmas. He knows how much I love Christmas…And this waiter comes out with a silver dome for dessert…So he opens up the dome and a ton of arugula falls out and then I kind of fish in it…And I see the little box and then you know, your heart stops and you get so excited,” Teigen explained.
“There was no big grand speech or anything. I think it was just very lovely and sweet.”
The pair got hitched on September 14, 2013, in Lake Como.
But they (legally) got married in an NYC courthouse, a day before traveling to Italy.
“We actually got married after going to a couple of Fashion Week shows at Vera Wang, ironically who actually did my dress, but we got married at the courthouse right after,” Teigen explained to E! News.
“We are dumb and didn’t realize that our Italian wedding would not be recognized unless we had a real ceremony in New York City. So Irina Shayk was our witness – the most beautiful woman on earth!”
The couple share 2 children together.
Teigen gave birth to their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14, 2016, and son, Miles Theodore Stephens, on May 16, 2018.
The pair have since cemented themselves as a firm Hollywood power couple.
The two are a pivotal part of the celebrity scene and their fans lap it up (especially where Teigen’s relatable social media posts are concerned… let’s be honest, she’s comedy gold.)
All in all, they are truly relationship goals.
But it looks like the pair want to put their relationship to the test to really see if they deserve their reigning title of a firm Hollywood power couple.
They even took part in Vanity Fair’s lie detector test.
The YouTube video, which runs for a whopping twenty-five minutes, sees the couple answer a number of home truths about their relationship while hooked up to a polygraph machine.
From prenups to crushes, they well and truly dish the dirt – making for a rather entertaining spectacle.
People magazine made the announcement on Twitter and he seemed pretty excited by the news.
He’s joining the likes of David Beckham and Chris Hemsworth…
And now it looks like the crown had been passed on to Legend.
“1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it.”
It’s an impressive title.
We’re sure everyone, including Chrissy, is over the moon for him.