John Legend Doesn’t Like Being Called The “Perfect Spouse”

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It seems like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen get increasingly cute with every Instagram post. Now, with their daughter, Luna Legend, in the picture, they've only gotten more adorable. Fans are always quick to applaud the couple for being "relationship goals," and from the outside, it certainly seems that way. But from Legend's perspective, that kind of image can be damaging.
Chrissy Teigen got candid in an interview with Cosmopolitan, admitting that she's cut back on her drinking. So, when John Legend was asked his perspective by the same magazine, he delivered what could be seen as the perfect response.
"I just want to support her," he replied. "I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together. Whenever she sets her mind to anything, I always tell her, “I want to support you and help you do it.”
The "aw's" practically write themselves. But later in the interview, Legend discussed how it's hard for him to be known as a perfect husband.
The interviewer asked Legend about how he felt about a joke made on Insecure. A character describes a man who only commits to one woman as a John Legend. The singer doesn't mind the description, but worries about people seeing him as the end goal for relationships.
"I don’t want to present myself as the “perfect spouse” and I don’t want to present our relationship as the “perfect relationship” because I don’t think anybody meets that definition," he explains. "I am devoted to Chrissy. And when I write about [my commitment to her], it’s me being authentic."
Then, he added: "I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father, and/or a good parent. If I’m one of the people who helps make that cooler, I think that’s great."
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are undeniably cute together and those "relationship goals" comments under their Instagram posts aren't lying. But fans should keep in mind that no relationship can ever be perfect. The best you can do is be good to your partner.
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