“The Scariest Thing Is When Police Are Called”: John Legend Opens Up About Discrimination And His Biracial Marriage With Chrissy Teigen

November 16, 2019

Award-winning singer John Legend is one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, but he has goen through his fair share of struggles. Now, his bearing it all in a new interview.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are literally an epitome of couple goals. Watching how they express their love for one another is very sweet. Fans even get delighted by their playful bants on social media.

The couple met on the set of John’s music video Stereo back in 2006. Though they briefly broke up the following year, then Legend popped the question during their vacation in 2011. The couple tied the knot in Lake Como, Italy and now share two children, Luna and Miles.

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John is getting candid about facing racial discrimination as a black man in America. Though the father of two is now, an award-winning singer, he has experienced discrimination first-hand.

Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, he said:

We faced a lot of challenges but I think my mother and father prepared me well for the challenges that I faced. The scariest thing is when police are called, and you never know how that can escalate.

The singer continued:

Particularly with people of color, we’re often seen as dangerous even when we’re not. When that suspicion is added to any circumstance, it can be dangerous for us.

Legend, who was recently crowned 2019’s Sexiest Man Alive, also talked about his 6-year biracial marriage with former model Chrissy Teigen. The Voice coach said:

I grew up in a black family in Ohio. Chrissy grew up in a half Thai, half Norwegian-American family all over the west coast. I think we meet in the middle because I think black people and Thai people love spicier, flavorful kind of hearty foods. We connect on a lot of food things.

Chrissy talks about John

Back in October, Chrissy opened up to Vanity Fair about when she first started dating John. The former model admitted she once couldn’t help but read everything about their romance.

I used to go on the websites and it was always either how I was his beard, or how he paid his past serious girlfriends, or how he was with some new model. Oh my God, I would read everything.

It’s incredible when a celebrity shares a their personal story, it inspires others to keep their faith and never give up.

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