Chrissy Teigen and John Legend cover December's Vanity Fair with their children Luna and Miles. Inside, the pair open up about love and politics.
Teigen admits that Legend did not have a great reputation when he first started dating.
"He was kind of known at the time for either being in the closet or a modelizer," Teigen tells the magazine of her now-husband. "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."
The pair hooked up after she starred in his 2007 video "Stereo." Legend recalls getting serious fast.
"It got serious pretty quickly," Legend, 40, says. "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."
Teigen admits that she still gets insecure, and wonders about the perception of their family.
There are some famous couples I look at and I'm like, ‘Ugh, we get it. Stop trying so hard, you're so lame,'" she says. "I think people definitely think that about us but…that's because I think of everything," she admits.
And she is also unafraid to admit that balancing childcare while wearing multiple hats would be impossible without plenty of help.
I hate pretending that we do it on our own," Teigen tells Vanity Fair. "We have daytime help, nighttime, weekend. I don't know how my mom did it."
The Democratic presidential field is crowded, so Teigen and Legend are ready to cut to the chase.
"My favorite — I'm going to say it, we'll break news today — is Elizabeth Warren. She's the best candidate running today, and she comes at it with joy and with sincerity and with a wealth of knowledge and experience," soul singer Legend says.
Teigen adds: "I love Elizabeth Warren. I also love Kamala Harris."
President Trump, not so much. Teigen and Trump have been engaged in a Twitter war for years, and it expanded to include Legend in September, when the president criticized him "and his filthy mouthed wife" for taking credit for criminal justice advances that he says his administration had made possible.
Legend says of the incident: "We know this president has a particular aversion to strong women coming after him, particularly women of color. So, he had to call her out. Nothing scares me. Except maybe death."