Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are aware they run the risk of being that couple. "There are some famous couples I look at and I'm like, 'Ugh, we get it. Stop trying so hard, you're so lame,'" Chrissy said in the December issue of Vanity Fair, which she covers with her picture-perfect family. She added, "I think people definitely think that about us but . . . that's because I think of everything."
The famously candid couple shared plenty of other gems like that in the cover story. For example, Chrissy admitted she used to haunt gossip sites for stories about John after they began dating in 2007. "He was kind of known at the time for either being in the closet or a modelizer," she said. "I used to go on the websites and it was always either how I was his beard, or how he paid his past serious girlfriends, or how he was with some new model. Oh my god, I would read everything."
As for John, he has a slightly more earnest perspective on the early days of their relationship. "It got serious pretty quickly," he said. "She just entertained the hell out of me, texting me. What people respond to in her tweets today was the same energy in those texts. I didn't know that I wanted someone funny until I was actually with someone funny."
Chrissy's charisma actually led John to bond with former president Barack Obama, of all people, at an Obama Foundation event earlier this year. "We joked about how much our wives are loved more than we are now," John said, alluding to the public's similar appreciation for Michelle Obama. John doesn't seem to mind though: "I'm her biggest cheerleader."