(photo: Uptown Magazine, August 2013)
In the latest issue of Uptown magazine, John Legend dishes on how he really feels about fame, his family and the love of his life, fiancée Chrissy Teigen. When asked why she is the one, Legend describes her as beautiful, smart and hilarious with a great heart.
"We got engaged in 2011 and we are getting married later this year," he says of his model girlfriend. "I am looking forward to having kids and growing old together. That's why we are doing it, because we intend to stay together forever. We have already been together for quite some time. It's been great. I have learned a lot about myself, and hopefully we will continue to grow."
The two might be completely in love with each other, but that doesn't mean they don't struggle with rumors of infidelity. Legend explains that he no longer concerns himself with gossip and understands that people are just looking for fodder to add to their blogs and social media sites.
"I don't really worry about it," he says. "During the early part of your career, you worry more about what other people say, especially when it comes to gossip. I am too old for that now. I feel very grown in a sense of knowing who I am and knowing what I want out of life and my relationships. I am just not bothered by random gossip that keeps Twitter and the Internet going. I know why it's done: People need stuff to post on their blogs. Let them have at it. You can't allow those things to define you and who you are. When you're 34 and you have been in this business for a while, you don't allow blogs and gossip to define you."
The crooner, who experienced his big break after a cousin, a friend of Kanye West, introduced him to the producer, also opened up on his feelings about fame and he's definitely enjoying the life of a star.
"Traveling the world, getting the acclaim and love from the fans. I enjoy it. It's nice to get a reservation at a great restaurant at the last minute. You can get into any club that you want to get into and have the red carpet rolled out for you. Everyone loves to be treated [like they are] special. Fame earns you that privilege. Of course, you lose things as well. But the good outweighs the bad."
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