The 35-year-old singer revealed it was "a couple of years" before realizing his now-wife was "the one."
In September 2013, John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen tied the knot after dating for seven years, and although they have looked inseparable ever since, the Grammy Award winner recently revealed it wasn't love at first sight.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been married since September 2013
When Legend spoke with the December/January issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine, he was very candid when asked about the beginning of his relationship with Teigen, admitting it was "a couple of years" before realizing she was "the one."
"Not right away," the 35-year-old singer responded after being asked if he loved her from the first time they met. "I'm more cautious than that. I wasn't like, 'This is the woman I'm going to marry' from day one. For me I'm the kind of person who needs to grow into that feeling. It was probably a couple of years in when I could already see us being together forever."
The happy couple, who were first introduced on the set of Legend's 'Stereo' music video in 2007, are now known for displaying their PDA moments on the red carpet and at other public events, and since the musician's hit track 'All of Me' is about the Sports Illustrated model, it is obvious he eventually fell in love.
"The more you know someone, the more you're inspired by your relationship," Legend added of the chart-topping single. "Also, I grew up just learning what it means to be in love with somebody. because I had never really been in love before. I guess you have to grow enough to be able to write that song with sincerity and authenticity."