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John Legend Gets Real About How Life Is Different With Two Kids, & Parents Know The Feeling

At the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond gala at Dodgers Stadium on Monday, singer John Legend revealed that he and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, are not spending as much time together lately — but don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you may think. John Legend got real about how life is different with two kids, and how the celebrity parents sometimes have to split up to handle both little ones in their brood. And his words will probably seem pretty familiar to any parent who has had to adjust after bringing a new baby home.

Legend and Teigen welcomed their second child on May 16 — a baby boy named Miles Theodore Stephens (Stephens is Legend’s legal last name). And since then, Teigen has been pretty open about life with their new baby, and she’s always been forthcoming about motherhood in general. It seems like every day Teigen shares some funny anecdote about life as a mom and wife on Twitter. I guess they don’t call her the queen of the internet or queen of Twitter for nothing.

But while Legend may share a story here or there, he hasn’t been quite as vocal as his wife about life with his son or about the juggling it takes to parent two kids. But he got very real about both those things on Monday, in a quick, candid interview with Us Weekly.

Legend explained that when it comes to parenting two little ones, it’s all about divide and conquer. He told Us Weekly:

When Chrissy’s breast-feeding, I’m out playing with Luna in the yard. The idea of splitting up is a little different than what we had before. But it’s good to have two of us there to handle the two of them.

And plenty of parents can probably relate to that feeling. The more hands on deck, the better.

Despite spending more time apart when they each work on paying attention to one kid at a time, Legend said he and Teigen are actually closer than ever. He said, according to Us Weekly:

It made us more of a team, even more so than we were before. When you have a joint project like this, raising kids together, I think for us, it’s brought us closer together.

Which is a super sweet sentiment. Sometimes parents are so stressed out by the addition of a new baby and all the time and responsibility devoted to that, it can be difficult to want or be able to make time for each other. But it sounds like Legend and Teigen have no problem staying connected.

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