John Legend opens up about "intense" parenting with Chrissy Teigen during lockdown

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From Harper's BAZAAR

John Legend has opened up about lockdown life with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their two young children, Luna and Miles. The singer, who is releasing new album, 'Bigger Love', played a Zoom concert for his fans, where he spoke about the events of the past few months, including the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests.

Legend said that living through lockdown with Teigen had made for a "more intense" parenting experience, but that it has brought them closer.

"We have spent long stretches of time together," he said. "We had long stretches where we didn't talk before so I don't think we've learned a lot about each other, but we have also learned a lot about parenting. It's a more intense parenting experience than we've ever had. It's made us stronger and brought us together."

He added: "It's definitely a challenge to co-parent during these times."

Legend also explained why he felt it was an "interesting" time to be putting out new music, referring to the pandemic and the unrest that has occurred as a result of the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day.

"We see the ongoing pandemic and the loss of life and the uncertainty and concern that people have right now. People are wondering if it's OK for us to express joy and life. Lately, the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in mourning, in anger.

"It’s an album full of love, hope and resilience. That’s what the title means to me. I want people to be lifted by this album."

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