Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are what most people would consider the definition of couple goals. Ridiculously in love, supportive of each other's flourishing celebrity, and hilariously poking fun at each other on social media - these two have got it all. According to Popsugar, the duo met on the set of John's 2007 music video for "Stereo" and immediately hit it off. Afterward, Chrissy knocked on John's hotel room door and they decided they would share some late night In-N-Out Burgers. The rest is history!
A Sports Illustrated model and It girl online, Chrissy has garnered her fan base in her own right. Her charming personality has won over so many hearts and gotten us to pay attention to one of her most wonderful talents: she's an absolutely fantastic cook. Having created her own success while balancing and maintaining a family life at home, Chrissy simply rules. It's worthwhile also mentioning this girl is also hilarious on Twitter and fabulous at posting photos of her and her beau on social media! We love being in the loop, and Chrissy does a great job at providing us with some insight into her otherwise fantastic life.
Not shy to crack a few endearing jokes at John on social media, Chrissy is also his biggest supporter. We've rounded up 20 reasons why she's simply the best wife in Hollywood!
20 She's A Natural Beauty And Has No Issues Opening Up About Her Own Insecurities
Although Chrissy started off as a swimsuit model and has graced the covers of various Sports Illustrated magazines, she's only human, and with that has her own insecurities.
Back in 2017, Chrissy admitted to People magazine that she's had liposuction in the past to get rid of extra fat on her armpits - of all places.
“I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It’s a big secret, but I don’t care. It was nine years ago or so. And I had two inches to my armpit. Now it’s back though, so now I’ve gotta pay for [liposuction] again.”
John, on the other hand, loves Chrissy just the way she is and is quick to post photos of Chrissy's natural beauty, makeup-free and all.
19 She Inspires John To Be More Open With His Emotions
It's no secret that John is a bit more reserved than Chrissy, as the gorgeous model is quick to share all aspects of her life with the world at any given moment. As Bravo TV reports, John has shared that he and Chrissy always have an open, honest line of communication. Although by nature he's known to be a bit quieter, Chrissy has brought out the best in him.
He's said, “There’s no problem with openness in our relationship. You know Chrissy. She doesn’t hold anything back! I’m quite reserved, but being with someone like her inspires me to be open about my emotions. She brings them out of me because she’s so open about hers." It's always nice when your partner lets your best qualities shine through!
18 She Cut Back On Certain Vices So She Can Be Better For Herself And John
Good food and good drink go hand in hand in the culinary world. Of course, being such a fan of both, Chrissy has been known to indulge. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Chrissy explained that she would constantly be surrounded by drinks, from being in hair and makeup to having a glass later on at whatever event she was at.
She explained that she felt bad for when she would go a little bit overboard.
She noted, "that feeling, there's just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It's not a good look for me, for John, for anybody."
She's said that since then, she's felt amazing and has never looked better, too!
17 She's Generous And Takes Time To Help The Less Fortunate
Although a jokester at heart, Chrissy has also proven countless times that she's generous and compassionate as well, known to even help out strangers that are less fortunate than her. According to Dayton, back in 2017, Chrissy went to Outback, an Australian-themed chain restaurant, and ordered a list of appetizers and meal for herself and her friends. She was so happy with her waitress that she left her a $1,000 tip!
That same year, Chrissy also paid for a stranger's school tuition. As per Refinery29, a 31-year old from North Carolina posted to a crowd-funding page for her beauty school tuition. Her goal was to raise nearly $6,000, which when Chrissy got wind of, paid practically all of it off! In her donation message Chrissy explained, “I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!"
16 She Knows How To Stand Up For Herself In Every Way Possible, From Trolls Who Critique Her Figure To Those Who Criticize Her Parenting
Although it's hard to see how anyone as kind and witty as Chrissy could have any negativity, it all comes with the job when you're so high profile in Hollywood. Because Chrissy shares so much on Twitter and Instagram, she inevitably has trolls as well, quick to criticize her in every way possible - from her parenting right down to her body.
Known to clap back at them, Chrissy even predicted the negativity when she posted a photo of herself on the beach recently.
In the pic, she's with her two children, and the caption reads, "Should I post the one where his head looks unsupported but my face looks good and Luna is over it," she began. "[Or] the one where his head is supported but my face is just okay and Luna is over it, or him crying and my face looks okay and Luna is over it?"
15 She Loves John So Much, She Has A Backup Plan So He Never Remarries If Anything Happens To Her
It's no secret Chrissy and John are madly in love. The duo is never shy to publicly display their affection for one another, and why wouldn't they? They're absolutely adorable. Chrissy even went as far as to enthusiastically post to Twitter that they'd be together no matter what happens. She tweeted, "I always have a note in my pocket that says, "John did it" just in case something happens because I don't want him to remarry #truelove #tips"
Always bringing humor into their relationship, Chrissy proves she'll always be absolutely devoted to John. Of course, we could see it already, so that's no surprise to us!
14 She's Such A Catch, She Inspired John Legend's Song, "All Of Me"
Although Chrissy and John fell in love during his "Stereo" music video, it wasn't until starred in his "All of Me" music video that they came out officially as an A-list couple. According to Cheat Sheet, the music video contained footage of their actual wedding in Italy and went on to become Legend's first number one hit, along with being the third best-selling song of 2014.
What makes this story the most romantic? She was the inspiration behind all the lyrics in the song.
As per Cheat Sheet, John gushed about Chrissy saying, "The more you know someone, the more you’re inspired by your relationship. Also, I grew up just learning what it means to be in love with somebody… because I had never really been in love before. I guess you have to grow enough to be able to write that song with sincerity and authenticity."
13 She's A Brave Mother Who Has Spoken Out On Postpartum Depression To Make Sure Others Didn't Feel Alone
As we all know, Chrissy Teigen is known to be a little ball of energy and giggles, always the first to joke around and put a smile on everyone's faces. Of course, because of her charming personality, her fans were stunned when she wrote an essay for Glamour magazine back in 2017. It was raw and honest about her postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child, Luna.
Chrissy wrote, "I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone. I also don’t want to pretend like I know everything about postpartum depression because it can be different for everybody. But one thing I do know is that—for me—just merely being open about it helps." In a time where some women find it scary to come forward about PPD, we really think this was a brave step towards normalizing a condition like this!
12 She's A Wonderful Cook And Loves Spending Her Time In The Kitchen
It's rare to see a well-known model gush about food as much as Chrissy does. She's not bluffing, either, if you follow Chrissy on social media you'll know that food is a huge component of her life.
She posts photos of her meals she makes constantly and also runs a Wordpress food blog, So Delushious.
Her love for the culinary arts has led her to develop her cookbook, "Cravings," which according to Refinery29, was the second best selling cookbook in 2016! She's currently finalizing her second one, and there's no doubt John is taste testing everything to make sure it's delicious.
11 She Loves Video Games So Much, She Even Had A Themed Birthday
A model who loves cooking for her man and also plays video games? Sounds like a teenage boy's dream. Turns out she's real, and her name is Chrissy Teigen. As per Her Campus, Chrissy is known to pass her time on her Nintendo DS, often tweeting about her escapades playing Animal Crossing and Mario Kart. In fact, she's such a Mario Bros fan, she even had a themed 28th birthday party for herself!
Of course, the beauty dressed up as Princess Peach while John had an entire Mario get-up, complete with the mustache and bulging pot belly. Littered in the space were Super Mario props everywhere, such as palm trees and the signature green tube Mario pops out of.
10 She Has A Fantastic Sense Of Humor And A Way With Words
If anyone follows Chrissy on Twitter, they'll know the girl is absolutely hilarious. A fan of posting whatever is on her mind and even quick to retort at any negativity, Chrissy simply knows how to talk.
It's that quality that attracted John to her, especially since he's more of a mellow guy.
As per Elle, John has been quoted as saying, “I started to fall in love with her over the phone because she is so good with those 140 characters. She’s so good and she’s so clever." Apparently, when they first started dating, they would text a lot and talk on the phone, and it's because of all that that John simply fell in love with her fantastic way with words!
9 She's Low Maintenance And Down To Earth, With Her And John Still Flying Commercial To This Day
When you think of A-list celebrities, the first thing that comes to mind is the luxuries they're blessed with. In particular, we all assume they'd be flying on private jets. Chrissy and John though? Not so much. This duo is so low maintenance that, according to Travel & Leisure, they still fly commercial.
When someone asked her on Twitter why they don't fly private, Chrissy was quick to retort, “A lot of people have been asking this,” she tweeted. “And I would just like you all to know that a round trip international private flight is like...300,000 dollars.”
It's nice to know Chrissy is so relatable, and at the end of the day isn't one to just blow all her wealth!
8 She Knows How To Stay Fashionable And Show Off Her Bump Even While Pregnant
When Chrissy was pregnant both times, she always remained fashionable. Never one to let herself go, she even went as far as to accentuate her bump. What we think is so sweet, the model actually turned to one of her closest friends in Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, for fashion advice!
Of course, Kim practically pioneered the bodycon dress for pregnant women who wanted to rock their bumps, so it's only natural Chrissy went to her!
According to Fit Pregnancy, Chrissy has said, "Kim gave me advice from the day we started." She even mentioned that Kim shared fertility advice, pregnancy tips and naturally, style savvy. "She's been here the entire time, the entire process," Chrissy added. Very cute!
7 She's Not Shy About Gushing About Her Man On Social Media So The Whole World Knows How In Love She Is
It's not secret Chrissy and John are madly in love. Simply look at any photos of the duo and you'll notice they're glued together at the hip. As for social media? Chrissy is the first to gush about John, letting the whole world know how she feels. In particular, just a few months ago during Father's Day, Chrissy decided to take John out for dinner.
She then took a moment to honor her husband on a day dedicated to him on Instagram, writing, “What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man. Thank you for the beautiful life and these beautiful lives you have given me. My best friend and partner always, the most loving and generous and king human in the world. And the smartest. I didn’t say funniest so you know I’m not lying here. We love you with all our hearts. Happy Father’s Day.” How lovely it is that she's so appreciative of all John does!
6 Even Though She's A Talented Cook, She Always Supports John's Dishes As Well
Chrissy knows her food. Whether she's plugging away in the kitchen, working on her cookbooks, or simply dreaming of food, the girl is obsessed in the best way possible. That being said, as much as she loves her own cooking, she completely supports John's dishes as well.
She told Vegas Magazine about her love for his fried chicken, then cheekily added that she thinks his macaroni and cheese is a little dry.
The duo even went as far as to collaborate on Chrissy's show, Hungry, which aired on the Cooking Channel and explored menu options for their wedding, combining both of some of their absolutely delicious recipes.
5 She Learned To Cook For The Sole Reason Of Impressing John On Date Night
When Chrissy and John first met, it's safe to say he was a bit more successful and established than she was. According to Glamour magazine, she really wanted to impress him when they went out on their first date together, but quickly realized her wallet couldn't afford such meals on the regular.
“On one of our earliest dates, I took him to Daniel. I drank a $40 margarita, ate salmon rillettes (fancy salmon spread), and prayed my card wouldn’t be declined,” she writes. “I couldn’t afford to take him out to more dinners like that, so I started cooking more and more at home for us. I started with my own version of that salmon spread, then roasted whole branzino, osso buco, chipotle BBQ chicken." We think it's so great that she got creative and found another way to impress John's stomach!
4 She Wasn't The Type Of Girl To Try To Lock Down A Guy Right Away
We've all heard of the types of girls in Hollywood who, upon meeting someone who is already an A-list celebrity, immediately try and lock them down, establishing their own financial security.
Chrissy, though? She was hyper-aware of what happens in Hollywood and made sure to go a different route.
As per Goalcast, Chrissy has been quoted as saying, "The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on." Although they had a connection and hit it off immediately, Chrissy decided to stay cool and collected, letting him come to her and keeping in touch via texting and phone calls.
3 She Loyally Stood By John Even When He Got So Stressed Out He Wanted To Break Up
It's kind of a given in life: all couples will at one point go through rough patches. Even Chrissy and John, who look like they're indestructible, have faced hardships that they've had to get past as a unit. According to CNN, there was a time that the couple broke up early on, albeit the breakup only lasted half an hour. John was on tour, exhausted and stressed with his insane work schedule. He told Chrissy that he would just be happier if he was single, and the model simply said, "no."
Chrissy even shared to her fans what happened on Twitter, saying, " It wasn't a typical breakup. He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'"
2 She Keeps Things Light-Hearted And Pokes Fun At Her Man On Social Media In The Best Way Possible
The main reason Chrissy Teigen became such a social media queen wasn't simply because of her jaw-dropping good looks. The girl is constantly priceless with her humor. Although she loves John to the moon and back, she's first to make light-hearted jokes and poke fun at her better half in the most adorable way possible. From constantly trolling John and comparing him to a startlingly uncanny comparison to American cartoon character, Arthur, to the countless times she's made fun at his expense on Twitter, Chrissy always has us giggling.
The best thing about Chrissy's jokes is that they're timed to perfection, a live commentary to whatever is going on in the duo's lives.
When John was nominated for two Grammys, Chrissy immediately fired back on Twitter with, "2 grammy noms for @johnlegend no one has congratulated me for being the inspiration behind "all of me" without me there is no all of me." The girl is sharp!
1 She's Successful In Her Own Right And Doesn't Ride On John's Success
One of the most commendable things about Chrissy Teigen is that she's successful in her own right. Sure, she had a fabulous modeling career and she's married to a Grammy and Oscar winner, but she holds her ground in her cooking career that she's proudly developing on her own.
John was quick to tell Buzzfeed, "I love it when my wife is successful. I love with when she's doing something she's enjoying. I love it when her books sell out. I love it when her television show is doing well. I'll go with her to work sometimes when she's shooting the television show, I'm at home sharing with her when she's cooking, I'm helping her with whatever I can help with."