Spouses of the world take notes.
On Sunday John Legend won at the Creative Arts Emmy & # 39; s for coproduction Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, one of the youngest EGOT winners ever and the first African-American man to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony – but he immediately put his wife Chrissy Teigen in the spotlight.
"We inspire each other," Legend, 39, told reporters of his marriage to Teigen, 32, after accepting the prize. "She inspires my songs, she inspires me to be a better husband and a better father, we support each other fully in everything we do, I row for her in her career and everything she does, and I expect that she is here above to win Emmys herself for all the great work she does. & # 39;
"She is so dynamic, lively and personality and I fell in love with her long before the rest of America did," he added. "But now America is also in love with her and inspires me every day."
The legend admitted that he had never proposed to reach the EGOT status when he started his career. (He now has 10 Grammy's to his name, took home an Oscar in 2015 for his song "Glory" in Selma and won a Tony in 2017 for his role as co-producer for the production of Small van.)
"When I stepped into the music industry, it was a dream of me to win Grammy's and to have great success as a musician, to sell a lot of records, to travel the world as an artist," he said. "But I never had a dream to win an EGOT – I did not know what that was at the time, I think the projects we've done to get the EGOT have been really huge collaborative efforts." I have with Ava DuVernay , Common, the whole team worked Selma to the number & # 39; Glory & # 39; to write – could not have done it without making such a powerful, beautiful film. & # 39;
"But tonight it's about Jesus Christ superstar"He went on." The reason we won tonight is because, first and foremost, Andrew [Lloyd Webber] and Tim [Rice] created some wonderful works, and we had the privilege of being allowed to do so on television. … The idea to really believe in this powerful medium of live music and live performance to bring the country together to talk about something on television … all these people came together to make a truly beautiful production. We are so grateful for it. "
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Legend, who played Jesus in the live production of NBC, has also been nominated for an excellent actor in a limited series or film, which will be announced next week during the Primetime Emmy & # 39; s.
On Sunday evening Teigen celebrated the performance of her husband with a video in which he added his brand new Emmy to his trophy wall. After Legend climbs on a piano stool to put the prize on the top shelf, Teigen explains: "Perfect."
In a wink to the children's program Arthur – whose aardvark protagonist Legend is compared to – Teigen subtitled the post, "And I say hey, what a beautiful kind of day."
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live& # 39; S Michael Che and Colin Jost will perform live from NBC live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 17.