John Legend Once Tried To Break Up With Chrissy Teigen & She Totally Shut Him Down

Tony DiMaio/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen epitomize #RelationshipGoals, and the couple's honesty about their marriage makes us love them even more. For example, Legend recently said that he objects to being called the "perfect spouse" because no such thing exists.
And apparently the couple once went through a rough patch that lasted approximately 30 minutes. Legend told The Guardian that years ago he tried to break up with Teigen, who was his girlfriend at the time. In true form, Teigen immediately made clear to him that she was not here for the breakup.
"I was really stressed and busy," Legend recalled. "I was just like: 'I’d just be happier single right now,' and she was like: 'No.'"
Advertisement
These days, both Legend and Teigen look back on that dark half hour and laugh.
Several hours after Legend's interview was published, Teigen shared the article on Twitter. "😂 11 years later, baby," she wrote.
Teigen also elaborated on the short-lived breakup. "It wasn't a a typical breakup," she tweeted. "He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'"
The couple, who has a seriously adorable daughter named Luna, tied the knot in 2013 at a lavish ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.

Time for a zoo visit! #LunasFirstTour

A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

In addition to the funny anecdote about the shortest breakup ever, Legend gushed about his wife and how she inspires him everyday. "She pushes me to be funnier," he told The Guardian. "Not because she’s trying to, I think it’s just being around her. And to be bolder."
Thirty minute break-up or not, Legend and Teigen will always make us swoon.
Advertisement

More from Pop Culture

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.