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EXCLUSIVE: John Legend Says Chrissy Teigen Is the Most Influential Person in His Life: 'She Makes Me Cooler'

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:03 PM PDT, April 25, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: John Legend Says Chrissy Teigen Is the Most Influential Person in His Life: 'She Makes Me Cooler'

John Legend may be one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People -- and even be featured on the cover of the magazine -- but according to the singer, someone else deserves the top prize.

"My wife [is the most influential person in my life]," Legend told ET's Jennifer Peros at the Time 100 Gala in New York City on Tuesday.

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"We spend a lot of time together, we know each other really well, we get along pretty well too, she's very influential," he continued of Chrissy Teigen, with whom he shares a 1-year-old daughter, Luna. "She makes me cooler than I would be normally."

Being supportive of Teigen is nothing new for the "Love Me Now" singer. Legend has publicly supported his wife through her battle with postpartum depression, but he isn't looking for a "Husband of the Year Award."

"I'm just doing what a husband's supposed to do," he confessed. "You shouldn't get an award for that, just doing my job."

As for the distinction of being included on TIME's list, he said it's a "huge honor."

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"I didn't know what to think. It's happened once before and it's a huge honor to be in a list of people that have done so many great things," he explained. "You never know if you really deserve it because you can always think of some other people that deserve it too, but it's a huge honor and I'm grateful."

See more on Legend's support of Teigen's journey with PPD in the video below.

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