December 30, 2020
On December 28, multi-award-winning singer John Legend celebrated his 42nd birthday, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, threw the most unexpected birthday party for him.
There aren't a lot of people that would describe a bunch of kid's math questions as the most fun way to celebrate a birthday. However, EGOT-winner John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have proved that they are not like many people.
On December 28, the multi-award-winning singer rang in his 42nd birthday, and his wife, model, and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, celebrated in the most unexpected way ever.
Teigen decided to throw her hubby a math-off competition and did not hesitate to give her fans and social media followers virtual front row seats to all the number-crunching action on her Instagram story.
Legend donned a fabulous nerdy costume to match the theme alongside his friend and competitor, Mike Rosenthal. Also present was Rosenthal's wife and celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin, in a stunning red gown. Teigen, in one of her stories, said:
"For John's birthday, we created the ultimate math-off competition. John and Mike love doing math."
Legend and Rosenthal battled it out over 40 questions of sixth-grade math problems, plus a few bonus questions — very exciting stuff. In the end, the winner was none other than the one and only birthday boy himself.
Things took a hilarious turn when Teigen revealed that she already had a trophy made that named Rosenthal the winner and she would have to order Legend another one — ouch!
Despite having plenty to be thankful for, Legend and his family have also had a reason to mourn and grieve this year.
A happy birthday and new age are not the only things that John Legend has had to celebrate this month. In fact, December has been rather pleasant for the charming father of two.
Earlier in the month, the "All of Me" crooner was reportedly named the recipient of the High Note Global Prize for social justice, presented by United Nations Human Rights, Partner of the High Note Global Initiative, and David Clark Cause.
The prize, which was awarded on United Nations Rights Day, December 10, is said to honor recording artists for their outstanding dedication to promoting social justice worldwide through their music and platform.
Despite having plenty to be thankful for, Legend and his family have also had a reason to mourn and grieve this year. In September, they revealed that they lost their unborn son, Jack, after a tedious battle to save him in the hospital.
Months later, they opened up about how they got through such a challenging time. The model and mother-of-two told HuffPost that life is unpredictable and will happen how it is meant to regardless.
She added that the only way to cope with it and get by is by surrounding oneself with the right people. Both Legend and Teigen were very open about their struggles on social media.
Through their openness, they experienced an outpouring of love, kindness, and support. The family is doing its best to move on and be happy, and sometimes, that means throwing the silliest-looking math competitions and having all the fun.