Is John Legend gay? Addressing the wild rumours about the artist



John Legend has been rumoured to be gay but the singer is straight and happily married to Chrissy Teigen

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John Legend is one of the greatest musicians ever

Rumours often arise regarding celebrity figures; John Legend is no exception, with speculation surrounding his sexual orientation often making headlines.

Over time, Legend has used his platform to advocate for LGBTQ equality and participate in events which promote inclusion. However, John Legend is not gay and is married to model/actress Chrissy Teigen. 

What is John Legend’s Sexuality?

Rumours regarding John Legend have circulated for years now; sparking questions such as “Is John Legend gay?” Although no official statement has been made regarding his sexual orientation or identity directly by John, he has made statements supporting LGBTQ+ rights as an advocate and has participated in events which promote equality for them.

John Legend with his wife
US model Chrissy Teigen (L) and US singer-songwriter John Legend arrive for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

These activities have fuelled speculation that the singer is gay. Additionally, his use of social media and appearances on various talk shows have often been taken as statements regarding his sexuality; some online publications even assumed he is bisexual or gay based solely on this advocacy work.

However, this is not the case. Even his wife, Chrissy Teigen spoke about the rumours of John Legend being gay a few years back. Teigen spoke about what the online tabloids would say about the award-winning artist, as the pair were starting to get close (h/t Who AU):

“He was kind of known at the time for either being in the closet or a modelizer,” Chrissy said of John’s reputation at the start of their relationship in 2007.

”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.”

Are John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in a relationship?

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have quickly become one of Hollywood’s favourite couples since first meeting on the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video in 2006 and instantly connecting. Over time, they kept in contact, eventually started dating, got engaged at Lake Como Italy where they got married later that same year, had four children and eventually settled down together as husband and wife.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have made no secret of their relationship and frequently post photos together online. Additionally, they make public displays of affection often seen cuddling close on red carpet events or inside their own home – yet many people still wonder whether John is gay.

The singer has issued multiple statements dispelling rumours and affirming his support of LGBTQ communities, though this has inadvertently fed speculation over his sexual orientation.

While his advocacy may reflect a genuine commitment to equality, it has led to speculation over his own sexuality based on speculation surrounding marital status and its relation to sexual orientation – this type of speculation perpetuates stereotypes while breaching privacy – so it is vital that love comes in many forms and sexuality is fluid.

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