John Legend missed daughter’s first words
John Legend missed his daughter’s first words.
The ‘Love Me Now’ hitmaker was disappointed he didn’t get to hear his eight-month-old daughter Luna – who he has with wife Chrissy Teigen – say ‘mama’ or ‘dada’ for the first time.
He told Us Weekly magazine: "She said ‘mama’ the other day. I missed it. She said ‘dada’ as well!"
His comments come after he recently opened up about using IVF to have a baby.
He shared: "A lot of people struggle with fertility and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it. A lot of people want to have kids and maybe can’t do it the natural way so it’s an option that’s available to a lot of people and I think people should do it if it’s the right thing for them … We’ll do it again, we want to have a few kids, I think like three or four."
And John penned a special track dedicated to his little girl for his new album.
He explained: "I wrote a song specifically dedicated to her [Luna] it’s called ‘Right By You’. The whole album was influenced by the fact I was becoming a new father, I was writing a lot of it before she was born but when I knew we were having a baby so I was thinking a lot about that when I was writing the songs."
Speaking previously about his album, he also added: "I feel good about it. The thing is, you can’t believe the artists when they tell you it’s their best work, because every artist thinks their current album is their best album, because they just spent all this time working on it. But a lot of my friends and people around me really feel like we put something really special into this album, and I’m just excited for people to finally hear it.
"I think [what’s different about it is] just growing up. Having been married for a few years, and having a baby, and all those other things, I think it just informs your perspective a bit and it makes you look at the world a little bit differently. It helped me write songs, and be inspired to write better music, I think."