Chrissy Teigen Wishes Happy Birthday to 'The Most Incredible Man' John Legend

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pose onstage during Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration at Dolby Theatre on Jan. 18, 2018 in Hollywood, Calif. 

John Legend turned 40 on Friday (Dec. 28), and wife Chrissy Teigen once more showed an outpouring of love for her husband of five years.   

In the most adorable (and characteristically cheeky) Instagram post, Teigen posted a series of photos of the singer -- by himself, with her and with their children. "Happy 40th birthday to the most incredible man," she wrote in the caption. "The best father, hardest worker, best lover, best friend I could ever imagine. Every day I am grateful for how much you love us and how much you both say it and show it. You are one of a kind."    

"I am grateful to your family for creating and raising such a pure, sweet, brilliant man," she continued. "The world has been blessed by your 40 years on this planet. I love you. I showed you that this morning BOOYAHHHH" 

She also uploaded a group of photos featuring Legend and his mini clone, their 7-month-old son Miles.    


carousel for miles and daddy! #happy40

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Legend shared his own Instagram post reflecting on his accomplishments in the past year, including his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar and achieving EGOT status. "Thank you to all my collaborators, friends, fans and family who made my 40th year so memorable. I love you all. Have a wonderful 2019," he wrote. See the full post below. 


Thank you all for the birthday wishes today. It's been a wonderful year, and I feel so grateful for all 40 years of my life. This year has been especially awesome. I love my growing family. Luna is so special and I love being her father and watching her personality blossom. We welcomed Miles to this world and I see so much of myself in him and can't wait to see who he becomes. Chrissy is the superstar I always knew her to be. I'm happy that more and more people around the world are realizing this too. Professionally, this year's biggest highlight was the EGOT, of course. That was amazing and wouldn't have happened without the absolutely amazing experience of working on Jesus Christ Superstar. It was so beautiful to work on such a powerful production with such a diverse, talented team. We all devoted so much energy and time to make the show work and it succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. I began the year playing Jesus and ended the year playing Santa. I know I probably wore y'all out promoting the Christmas album since October, but I truly enjoyed the entire experience. From working with @raphael_saadiq and all the musicians to working with my team at @friendsatwork to create such a fun, creative campaign, to working with Chrissy and the team to make the tv special, to working with the band and production team to put on a magical tour, wow, it was such a joy. Thank you to all my collaborators, friends, fans and family who made my 40th year so memorable. I love you all. Have a wonderful 2019.

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