Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Dad-to-be John Legend writing songs for unborn baby

Published 27/10/2015

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Singer John Legend is channelling his excitement over his impending fatherhood into his music.

R&B star John Legend has started writing songs for his unborn child as he and wife Chrissy Teigen prepare to become first-time parents.

The singer famously penned All of Me for his then-fiancée in 2013, and now John has been inspired by his impending fatherhood to create some new tunes for their baby.

However, Chrissy reveals John previously insisted he wasn't going to be "that guy" and gush about his children in song.

"A few years ago, a lot of people were writing songs when they got pregnant and he was like, 'I just feel like I'm not gonna be that guy, I'm not gonna write a song,'" she recalled on her U.S talk show FABLife. "(He said), 'I think Stevie (Wonder), wrote Isn't She Lovely?, how can you do anything better than that? I'm just not gonna be that guy.' And then yesterday he texted me, 'Writing a song for our baby!'."

Chrissy shared the sweet song news during Monday's (26Oct15) episode of her show, on which she admitted the couple was "really excited" to start its own family.

The mother-to-be, 29, had previously opened up on the programme about the stars' struggle to conceive and their attempts at in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, which retired supermodel and co-host Tyra Banks also admitted to undergoing.

"I will say, honestly, John and I are having trouble," Chrissy said last month (Sep15). "We would have (had) kids five, six years ago if it'd happened. But my gosh, it's been a process!"

Weeks later, the couple announced its pregnancy online, alongside a snap of John sweetly touching her stomach.

"John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant," the model wrote. "As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family.

"We're so excited that it's finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching!"

John and Chrissy began dating in 2007 and wed in 2013.

© Cover Media

Online Editors

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph