John Legend gets real about his cheating past

John Legend gets real about his cheating past

"I escaped technically cheating by kind of keeping my relationship ill-defined," John admitted in an interview. 

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen with their children
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John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen have been happily married for nearly seven years, but there was once a time the singer was not a one-woman man.

The 'All Of Me' hitmaker talked candidly about his cheating past during an interview on Dax Shepard's 'Armchair Expert' podcast on Monday. 

John told Dax he was a big-time cheater in his twenties - before he became famous.

"I think what happened for me personally is, you go through a lot of your life, like your teens, and I was like the 'two years younger kid than everybody' in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls when I was younger. And when I started to get that attention, I loved it. Just ate it up," People quoted him as saying. 

The 43-year-old Grammy Award winner added he "escaped technically cheating" by keeping his relationships "ill-defined". 

He described his behaviour as "dishonest" and "selfish". But that all changed when he met the woman of his dreams - his now wife Chrissy. 

"At a certain point you just realize, like, you're happier being honest.And you're happier being faithful and being in love with one person."

John and Chrissy tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Lake Como, Italy, in 2013. They have two children together, four-year-old Luna and Miles, 2. 

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