By Jocelyn Vena
Over the past four years, John Legend and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen have been spotted at events and red carpets across the country, and over the holidays Legend made the union official by proposing to Teigen. The couple confirmed the news in a statement to People. “John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives,” a rep confirmed.
People reports that while little else is known about how they celebrated the good news, Legend will be in Las Vegas this weekend performing at the Pearl at the Palms on New Year’s Eve.
“We validate or shut down whatever each of us is doing,” Legend told People in May about how the pair help style one another. “[It’s] all of the time. We were together when we picked out our clothes today. She’s better [at it]. It’s harder to dress a woman — there are so many options and accessories. For guys we only have so many elements.”
The couple began dating in 2007. Teigen is best known for her work as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. It’s a big week for Legend, who will also celebrate his birthday Wednesday.
The 32-year-old performer is current recording material for his upcoming fifth studio album.