Despite how things may look on social media and in the public eye, no couple has a perfect relationship — not even celebrity couples. Kristen Bell recently revealed that Dax Shepard once dumped her for another woman before coming to his senses (phew!), and Blake Lively will be the first to admit that her marriage to hubby Ryan Reynolds is far from a Disney flick, saying, “I love my husband all of the time. But I don’t feel butterflies and rainbows all the time.”
Now, John Legend is opening up about the fact that he and Chrissy Teigen, too, once narrowly escaped a breakup, no doubt thanks to his wife’s hilarious response.
In an interview with The Guardian, Luna’s dad reveals he once tried to end things with his partner of nearly a decade — only Teigen wasn’t exactly having it. “I was really stressed and busy,” he says of his state of mind at the time. “I was just like, ‘I’d just be happier single right now.’” Oof!
His now 31-year-old wife, however, wasn’t too worried, or if she was, she certainly didn’t show it. “’She was like, ‘no.’” Oh. Em. Gee!
Girl’s assertiveness paid off: As Legend recalls, the couple was “dating again” less than an hour later.
The model shared her own version of the story with Cosmopolitan back in 2016, saying, “That lasted for one day. Literally one day. He was like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship right now… Remember when you tried to break up with me?” she asked him, to which he replied, “Yes. Big mistake.”
While she admitted to the outlet that they still have their fights from time to time (“We fought a lot more when I wasn’t working as much. I was the one left at home and worried about him going to after-parties. He would be tagged in photos and I would be like, ‘Who is that girl? Just jealous. But then, he doesn’t even like those parties that much”), it appears to be pretty smooth sailing these days between the longtime lovebirds.
Thank goodness: How ELSE would we troll adorable tribute posts, like this one the Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winner posted just four days ago proclaiming of his wife, “No filter necessary? Awww!
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