John Legend opens up about his duties as a father!

John Legend recently opened up about his deep admiration and respect for his father, Ronald Stephens, during the premiere of the series “Raising Fame.” In an exclusive clip obtained by PEOPLE magazine, the renowned musician shared heartfelt insights into the profound influence his father has had on shaping his life and parenting style.

Legend, known for hits like “All of Me,” engaged in a reflective conversation alongside Sonya Curry and Lucille O’Neal, mothers of basketball stars Stephen Curry and Shaquille O’Neal. During this discussion, Legend highlighted the striking similarities between himself and his father. “Our disposition is very similar. We’re both very laid back, calm, able to figure things out when life gets tough without becoming overly emotional,” Legend explained. He credited his father for imparting these traits, which have contributed to his own growth as a father to his children Luna Simone, Miles Theodore, Estelle Maxine, and Wren Alexander, whom he shares with his wife, the socialite Chrissy Teigen.

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Legend went on to reveal that his father had taken on the role of a single parent for a significant period, an experience that deeply influenced Legend’s perspective on fatherhood. “Seeing the dedication he had to our family, his creativity, kindness, love, and the exemplary integrity and character he always demonstrated, shaped how I approach fatherhood today,” Legend expressed warmly about his father’s influence.

Reflecting on the similarities between himself and his father, Legend acknowledged that he often finds himself speaking and behaving in ways reminiscent of his dad. “I feel like I’m talking like him sometimes. I can tell, ‘I’m his son,'” Legend remarked fondly, underscoring the enduring connection and influence his father continues to have on his life.

Chrissy Teigen, Legend’s wife, has also publicly praised his role as a father. In a 2021 interview with PEOPLE magazine, Teigen highlighted Legend’s ability to create a nurturing environment where their children feel safe to express themselves emotionally. Their relationship and family dynamics have been widely celebrated in the media, cementing their status as one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples.

As John Legend continues to navigate fatherhood guided by the values instilled by his father, Ronald Stephens, his candid reflections serve as a testament to the enduring impact of familial love, integrity, and resilience.