John Legend Opens Up About Being Dad to Baby Luna
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday at the Television Academy’s “Unlock Your Potential” event, Legend said, “You never know what it’s going to feel like until it happens, but you know, I was excited. And this wasn’t an accident, this was something that we have been working on and [we’ve been] trying to have a family for a while.”
He added, “Knowing that it was so important to us, I was pretty excited from the beginning, but once she came out and she was actually a real thing that we could hug and love and see her develop, it’s pretty powerful. It is a pretty powerful emotion to see the product of your love right there in front of you.”
The “All of Me” singer said it’s also changed how he and Teigen interact now. “Well, it’s all-encompassing too — it’s, you have to spend every moment even when you are not with [Luna] thinking about who is with them, and what’s happening with them, and making sure that everything is, you know, comfortable for them.”
He continued, “Being married is not the same as having a kid because being married to another adult who can take care of themselves to a degree is different than having a kid that is completely dependent on you. So, it definitely makes you realize a heightened level of responsibility and it makes you realize that there is a lot of work to be doing, and you realize what your work is for.”
And of course, little Luna has influenced his music. “You will see in here the influence on the next album of me having a kid,” he said. “I couldn’t help but write about her. I was writing songs about her before she was born, just because I was so inspired [about] just the fact that Chrissy got pregnant. So, I think it inspired one of the most beautiful songs in the album, and so hopefully that people will love it.”
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