John Legend Once Tried To Break Up With Chrissy Teigen But She Wasn't Having Any Of It

'I was like: 'I'd just be happier single right now,' and she was like: 'No.''

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They might be the ultimate couple goals, but John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's relationship hasn't always been plain sailing.

Well, if you can call Legend attempting to break up with then-girlfriend Teigen and the whole thing being shut down in a mere 90 minutes particularly troubling, that is.

The couple, who married in Italy in 2013, have been together for nearly a decade, with the brief exception of one almost-breakup, writes the Guardian.

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'I was really stressed and busy,' Legend says. 'I was just like: 'I'd just be happier single right now,' and she was like: 'No.''

The couple were dating again less than half an hour later.

'She pushes me to be funnier,' he continues, 'not because she's trying to, I think it's just being around her. And to be bolder.'

Never one to let things slide without an exceptionally-timed sarky post, a few hours after her hubby's interview, Teigen took to Twitter to respond. The 31-year-old shared a link to the break-up story with a laugh-crying emoji and the caption, '11 years later, baby.'

We also got an insight into how the pair first met. Legend's college roommate introduced him to his producer cousin: Kanye West and he became the first artist to sign to West's label, Good Music.

'His fame was getting to the point where everybody was looking for who the next guy out of his camp was going to be,' says Legend. 'And it was me!'

In 2007, a music video director asked Teigen to star in the shoot for Legend's Stereo video. He showed Legend a photo of 'this Billabong model' and said he thought they might hit it off.

'It was this one-on-one video of just me and a girl, and she's my love interest in the video,' Legend says. 'We spent the whole day dancing together, grinding together,' he continues, 'and, uh, we made a music video.'

Legend and Teigen are also outspoken critics of Trump and the interview gave further us an insight into his thinking.

When questioned over one of his Tweets ('You can't be impeached if you resign first, just a thought', which Legend wrote in response to Donald Trump's latest social media missive) the singer said: 'I feel like it's not super controversial.'

'I think Trump is an embarrassment to the country. And his approval rating is terrible.'

Did we mention couple goals?

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