Like many others — the couple had to adjust to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. And Legend boasts that his wife is handling it amazingly.
“I knew she had it in her, but she’s been an extremely creative mom during this time,” he revealed to PEOPLE. “Every day, she’s trying to figure out a new craft or activity with the kids. She tells me now that one of the things she wanted to be when she was younger was a preschool teacher. And I’m definitely seeing that aspect of her.”
Legend also opened up about his new life during the pandemic — saying it has not been without his challenges.
“We’ve had to essentially homeschool them and entertain them. Every parent has been trying to figure that out,” Legend says. “It’s hard — especially with toddlers, because there’s no such thing as independent study with toddlers.”
Legend, 41, and Teigen, 34, are already parents to son Miles Theodore, 2, and daughter Luna Simone, 4, with another one on the way.
The pregnancy came as a “surprise” for the two but Legend says he could not be more impressed with how Teigen is handling it all.
“I’ve just seen her do a great job as a mom,” Legend boats. “Obviously it’s been a true test of mothering ability during this time, and she’s passing with flying colors.”
While the parents have no current plans to return to in-person instructions, they are preparing Luna for a “homeschool pod” beginning within the next week, with “a couple of other kids from her preschool.”
Recently, Chrissy showed off the homeschool space they created in their home. But at the end of the day, Legend is just happy to still be at the stage where his kids “prefer to be with us 24/7.”
“A few years from now, they would be missing their friends and wanting to get away from us. But now they want to be with us every single second of the day,” he says. “Luna said to me a couple of days ago, ‘Daddy, I’m never going to leave your side. I’m always going to be with you and I’m just going to follow you around.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m going to write this down, because you’re going to feel very differently.’ “
Legend was homeschooled with his three siblings for most of his childhood and developed “even more appreciation for what my mother did when we were kids, seeing what we’re doing now.”
“This is what my mom was doing, though. She was homeschooling us; she had four kids. Some of her friends would bring their kids over after school, and she would help take care of them, tutor them,” Legend recalls.
“So, in some ways, I was growing up in that situation before we had to do it,” adds Legend.
Legend also feels “very fortunate,” too, to have someone to share the responsibility load with while they also balance their respective work commitments.
“We’re able to support each other in our work so much,” he admits. “I’ve been really supportive of her Cravings business and she’s been so supportive throughout my music career, from that very first music video back in 2006 to now. I feel so fortunate that we’re able to help each other that way.”
“It’s a true blessing to have somebody that you love so much and you committed to creating a family [with], but also be able to work with them too,” Legend notes.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.