John Legend

John Legend biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

John Roger Stephens

Occupation

singer, songwriter, pianist

Birth Date

December 29, 1978

Age

43 years

Zodiac Sign

Capricorn

Birthplace

Springfield, Ohio, United States

Education

North High School, the University of Pennsylvania

Nationality

American


John Legend family members

Father's Name

Ronald Stephens

Mother's Name

Phyllis Stephens

Siblings names

Bumper Stephens (older brother), Vaughn Stephens (younger brother), Missy Stephens (younger sister)

Is John Legend a gay/bisexual?

No

What is John Legend marital status?

Married

Who is John Legend wife?

Chrissy Teigen

When did get married?

September 14, 2013

How many children does he have?

2 (daughter Luna Stephens and son Miles Stephens) and one is on the way

John Legend, or John Roger Stephens, is widely known as a super-talented pianist, singer, and TV personality. He has already recorded 8 studio albums, 5 of which gained gold and platinum statuses. Besides, fans know John Legend as a judge from the popular musical competition show “The Voice”. He has been judging on the show since the 16th season. John Legend’s talent and persistence brought him 12 Grammy awards. But let’s put aside his super successful career and speak about his great family.

John Legend wife

Chrissy Teigen (wife)

John Legend wife

Date of birth: November 30, 1985

John Legend married Chrissy Teigen on September 14, 2013, in Italy. He devoted the song “All of Me” to his wife and their wedding ceremony. Till now people can’t hold back tears while listening to that song. “All of Me” is the quintessence of romantic love. Obviously, Chrissy deserves those great feelings!

She was born in the large city of Delta, Utah in the family of an American father Ron, and a Thai mother Vilailuck. Soon after her birth, her parents moved to Snohomish, WA. There they opened a tavern. She was in her teens when her mother came back to Thailand. Chrissy remained with her father in the USA. Soon they moved to California, where the girl found a job at a surf shop.

There she met Brooklyn Decker, a model, who introduced Chrissy to the world of fashion and photo sessions. Due to Brooklyn, she won her first model gig. Teigen appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. From that moment she started a career as a model.

Chrissy Teigen wife John Legend

She debuted on TV in an episode of the game show “Deal or No Deal”. Her other credits include “America’s Next Top Model”, the talk show “FABLife”, the musical reality show “Lip Sync Battle” etc.

In 2011 she was cast in John Legend’s music video “Stereo”. Thus, she met her future husband on the set and their romance started at lightning speed.

As of now, Chrissy and John make a very good team. In 2018 they launched a TV show “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy” on NBC. In each episode, John and his beautiful wife invite celebrities to their house. The members of their families feature on the show, too.

Chrissy and John have 2 kids. They are expecting their third child now. Chrissy announced it through Instagram in August 2022. Previously, the model had a stillborn baby boy. The couple named him Jack.

John Legend kids

Luna Stephens (daughter)

Luna Stephens daughter John Legend

Date of birth: April 14, 2016

John and Chrissy have a lot of common projects, which succeeded. But no doubt, the most successful and important of their achievements is their cute kids.

Their firstborn, a daughter Luna Simone Stephens, entered this world in the spring, of 2022. Her parents announced her birth through Instagram several days later.

She was just 1 year old when Luna debuted as an actress. With her mom and dad, she featured in John Legend’s music video “Love Me Now”.

The girl has an Instagram page, which is followed by 59k people. Besides, she is a constant guest on the Instagram pages of her mother and father. Obviously, Luna gradually grew up into a cute little lady of preschool age. Extremely beautiful girl, Luna has already joined her mom Chrissy in a SPA room. The girls had fun, while the male part of their team – John and Miles – were playing the ram’s game.

Miles Stephens (son)

Miles Stephens son John Legend

Date of birth: May 16, 2018

Chrissy and John’s second child is a boy, named Miles Theodore Stephens. He was born in a comfortable hospital in Los Angeles. His mother announced his arrival through social media.

Miles has already reached kindergarten age. His parents share pictures from his everyday life on Instagram. Judging from them, the boy leads a life of a happy child. He plays with his parents, goes on trips, and sleeps a lot. Very often he is sleeping in his mom’s photos.

Who are John Legend parents?

Ronald Stephens (father)

 John Legend father Ronald Stephens

Date of birth: September 1949

John maintains a warm relationship with his dad. While congratulating his dad on Father’s Day on Instagram, he confessed that Ronald is a role model for him. He taught John and his brothers to be wise and to love each other. John Legend wrote that he tries to maintain similar relationships with his kids.

Ronald Lamar Stephens JR was born in September 1949 in Springfield, OH. He is one of 5 children in the family of Ronald Stephens Sr and his wife, Marjorie. The major part of his life he spent in Ohio. He used to earn his living as a factory worker. Music was one of his hobbies. He liked to play the drums.

His other passion was drawing. Ron started by drawing his mother’s pictures and ended up launching the brand “Crown Portraits”. He created pictures of historical personalities for his brand.

Currently, he owns a hat-making company “Pop Topz”. He founded the company in 2012 after he had started “to lose his hair”, as Ron explained in his interview.

He was married to Phyllis Stephens and had 3 sons with her (including John). They divorced when the hero of our article was a kid. Later Ron and Phyllis reconciled, but not for long. They separated again. After their parents’ divorce, John and his 3 siblings remained in their dad’s house. They attended public school in Springfield, OH.

In 2013 Ron met at Northstar Cafe At Easton a woman, named Deidre Hamlar. She is 10 years him junior. Diedre is a curator at the Columbus Museum of Art. She has a daughter-turned-son Atticus Alexander Hamlar. Atticus is a trans person.

In 2017 Deidre and Ron got married. Till now, they live happily together. Deidra and Ron were featured on an episode of “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy”.

Phyllis Stephens (mother)

Phyllis Stephens mother John Legend

Date of birth: March 1954

John Legend is on good terms with his mother nowadays. But previously their relationships were complicated. John shared in the essay, written for “Time”, that his mom was drug addicted. She was even sent to jail for drug usage. Although Phyllis wasn’t present by John’s side all the time during his childhood years, now she spends a lot of time with her grandchildren. That has shortened the distance between mom and son John.

Phyllis Stephens is a seamstress. She is known for the quilts she makes. They are exhibited in various museums. She is a frequent guest at her son’s music shows.

John Legend siblings

Bumper Stephens (older brother)

Bumper Stephens brother  John Legend

His birth name is Ronald Lamar Stephens II, but in the family circle, he is called Bumper. He is very close with John Legend and supervises his famous younger brother on tours. Bumper earns his living as a photographer, drummer, and artist. Previously, Bumper was present on social media, but recently he deleted his account.

Vaughn Stephens (younger brother)

Vaughn Stephens brother John Legend

Date of birth: May 1981

Vaughn Anthony Stephens resides in Brooklyn, NY. He is a singer, like his brother John. Vaughn sometimes takes part in his brother’s concerts and performs songs with him.

He lives with his family in Springfield, OH. He works as a community advocate.

Missy Stephens (younger sister)

Missy Stephens sister John Legend

Date of birth: December 1983

Her full name is Phyllis Stephens, but in the family circle, she is known as Missy. John’s younger sister earns her living as a hairdresser. She is a mother of three sons and one daughter.

Missy welcomed her first son, Michael Brown-Stephens, at the tender age of 16. That was not easy for her to turn from a careless teen girl into a mom, who was responsible for another human being. Nevertheless, her parents and brothers supported her and she became a great mother!

Michael is a rising American football star nowadays. He plays for the team of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Missy is closely-knitted with her brothers, Bumper, John, and Vaughn. She looks up to her brothers.


Interesting and fun facts

  1. In 2022 John Legend released his 8th studio album “Legend” through Republic Records and the star’s music label. The album consists of 2 disks and contains 24 songs in general. One of the songs he performed with the female rapper Rhapsody, while the other was recorded in a duo with the singer Muni Long. “Legend” occupied 59th position on Billboard 200.
  2. In Springfield City School there’s an auditorium, named after him. In 2017 John donated $500,000 for its renovation.
  3. Recently, John co-launched the NFT platform “OurSong”. The main aim of this resource is to help artists and digital art creators to monetize their activity.
  4. In February 2022 he performed the song “Free” in the company of Ukrainian singers Lyuba Yakimchuk, Mika Newtown, and Siuzanna Iglidan at the 64th Grammy award ceremony. He devoted the song to the Ukrainian people, who suffered from the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022.
  5. His height is 5 Feet 9 Inches and his weight is 158 pounds.
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