John Legend makes everyone’s heart melt with his beautiful music. Following Father’s Day this past weekend, fans are interested to learn more about his parents.
Chances are that you follow John Legend and Chrissy Teigen on social media, with Chrissy regularly sharing snaps with her family and children.
And while we often see Chrissy’s parents from her Instagram and Twitter profiles, John doesn’t share that much about his parents.
John previously opened up about his mother who was in prison when he was a teenager.
Meet John Legend’s parents
John’s parents are Phyllis and Ronald Stephens.
Ronald owns a hat company called Popz Topz which he got inspired to start after losing his hair as he was “trying to preserve the look by doing the sweep-over” (via Page Six Style). Plus, Ronald also has long years of tailoring experience.
Phyllis is a professional quilt maker and has been in the business for more than 25 years.
Her work has been displayed in galleries around the world, including at the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky and a museum in Ghana, Africa.
John opens up about his mother
The singer hasn’t been close to his mother all his life as Phyllis was previously in prison.
John previously opened up about his relationship with Phyllis. In a story for Time, he said: “I watched my mother disappear into more than a decade of drugs and despair after my maternal grandmother … died.”
“My mother’s addiction didn’t just tear her life apart; it tore me and the rest of our family apart, too. Drug addiction, for anyone who doubts it, is a serious problem, and our society is right to want to tackle it.
“But we’ve been going about it wrong. My mother didn’t need punishment; she needed help. Criminalizing drug abuse only further shatters people and families that are already in pieces.”
Are John Legend’s parents divorced?
It appears that Phyllis and Ronald are no longer together, but it’s unknown whether they are still married or not.
Ronald has snaps with someone called Deidre Hamlar on his Instagram profile and we believe the two are in a relationship.
Ronald is pictured with Chrissy’s mother Vilailuck and Deidre in the image below.