John Legend is singing “America The Beautiful” at the 2015 Super Bowl and is just one of the big time celebrities performing at the biggest sporting event of the year. Millions will tune in to watch him sing, along with Idina Menzel who is singing the National Anthem, and Katy Perry who is the headliner for the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Along with Perry, Lenny Kravitz will be her guest performer and she is also said to be bringing on female rapper Missy Elliott as a surprise. Now that you’re caught up on what to expect from Legend and his fellow A-lister at the Super Bowl, read on for the facts on Legend, his marriage, and his amazing life.
1. Legend Is Married To the Beautiful Chrissy Teigen
Legend is married to model Chrissy Teigen, who is most known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated. She’s also appeared in Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. The two married on September 14, 2013 in Como, Italy with a star-studded wedding and Legend’s song “All Of Me” is dedicated to her.
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2. He’s Set To Perform With Common At the 2015 Academy Awards
On February 22, 2015, John Legend will be joined by Common on stage at the Oscars to perform the song “Glory” from the movie Selma. Listen to the Oscar-nominated song in the above video.
3. This Musician Attended Ivy League Schools While Growing Up
John Legend was actually home-schooled by his mother until he was twelve years old and jumped into high school early. He graduated at age 16 and was offered admission to Harvard University in addition to scholarships for Georgetown University and Morehouse College. He ended up going to the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English and African American literature.
4. Legend Is Eager To Start A Family Soon
John Legend recently revealed that he and his wife are excited to start having children soon and are making it a point to spend as much time together as possible, explaining:
We want to have kids, so it’s just a matter of time. Whenever it happens, we’ll be excited … We want each other to be happy, and part of that is being fulfilled in our work and loving what we do. We’re there for each other.
Those will be some adorable and talented babies.
5. Teigen And Legend Are Good Friends With Kim Kardashian And Kanye West
Beautiful people flock together, so it comes as no surprise that John Legend and his wife are good friends with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. They have been seen hanging out and many events together and were photographed getting cozy at Legend’s most recent birthday party. They were even recently spotted eat at fast food restaurant Waffle House together. They stopped in an Arizona location, so it appears that Kimye may be attending the Super Bowl to support Legend in his performance.