John Legend says he stopped cheating to protect his career. He says when he met Chrissey Teigen they were both seeing someone else. He also says one thing stopping him from cheating on Chrissy is her large following.b
John Legend revealed on Armchair Interview with Dax Shepard that he was a serial cheater, and cheated a lot before meeting his wife Chrissy Teigen.
He stated that he stopped cheating because he wanted to keep his image clean.
He also admitted that one of the only things keeping him from cheating on Chrissy is because she has staggeringly large following, and he fears what may happen if he does.
Dax started by speaking about his own cheating says, stating that he had a “horrendous” cheating past. He then asked John if he ever cheated.
Here’s what John stated in the interview:
“I did have a history of [cheating]. Definitely in my 20’s. I think what happened for me, you go through a lot of your life in your teens and I was younger than everybody in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls. When I started to get that attention, I loved it. I escaped ‘technically cheating’ by keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating. I definitely was dishonest and selfish… It was happening before I was famous.”
John says he made a change after meeting Chrissy on the set of the Green Light music video.
He also stated they were both seeing someone at the time.
We’ve talked about it before, but we had sex the first night and hit it off. We were both seeing other people at the time. There was kind of a looseness at the very beginning, but we fell in love.
John continued by mentioning that one of the reasons he doesn’t cheat on Chrissy is because of her large following:
“I feel like it almost makes it less likely that I would do anything to f*ck it up. Chrissy has 12 million Twitter followers. If I were to do anything, it would be career suicide. It would be terrible. It just gives you another reason to not f-ck it up.”
Here’s the full interview for those who want to listen: