John Legend talks fertility struggles with wife Chrissy Teigen, reacts to her opening about drinking less

John Legend says the issues he and wife Chrissy Teigen faced while trying to get pregnant with their first child only made their relationship stronger. 

"Having a baby is a big challenge for a couple," the 38-year-old R&B artist tells Cosmopolitan magazine. "Going through that together strengthens your bond because if you make it through [having a child], you know you can make it through anything."

Legend admits, "I think it’s especially difficult when you can’t conceive naturally. You want to feel like everything’s working properly and want everything to be perfect, but sometimes it’s not. I wouldn’t say we can’t conceive naturally, but I would say that it’s enough of a challenge where it felt like we needed help."

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The "All of Me" singer and his wife have been open about using IVF when trying to conceive, and were even criticized after Teigen revealed that they were able to choose whether they wanted to have a boy or a girl. The 31-year-old supermodel gave birth to daughter Luna on April 14, 2016. 

Legend also shares that he and Teigen are hoping to have more children through IVF. "We’re lucky that we’re living in an age where we can conceive in other ways," he notes. "[IVF] brought us Luna and hopefully it will bring us a few more awesome kids too."

The two seem to have figured out the secret to a happy marriage but Legend confesses that they're not "perfect." He also reacts to Teigen admitting in a recent interview that she's struggled in the past with excessive drinking. 

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Chrissy Teigen attends the Forevermark Tribute event on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Forevermark)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Chrissy Teigen attends the Forevermark Tribute event on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Forevermark)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Model Chrissy Teigen is seen shopping in Soho on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Model Chrissy Teigen is seen on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Model/honoree Chrissy Teigen attends #REVOLVEawards at DREAM Hollywood on November 2, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 19: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend 'Turn Me Loose' at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 19: Chrissy Teigen attends 'Turn Me Loose' at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attends the Miu Miu aftershow party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 at Boum Boum on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend seen leaving an office building with their daughter Luna on September 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Chrissy Teigen with her daughter Luna, seen leaving their hotel to head to John Legend's gig at The O2 Arena on September 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Chrissy Teigen attends Rachel Zoe SS18 Presentation at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe Collection )

Chrissy Teigen helps launch Chase Sapphire's Sapphire Sundays with a brunch at Rose Café in Venice Beach.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Chrissy Teigen attends the 5th annual Beautycon festival at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Jen Aitkin and Chrissy Teigen attend INTERMIX x A.L.C 'On Duty' Launch Dinner with Chrissy Teigen at Jon and Vinny's on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, Californi (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for INTERMIX x A.L.C)
HOBOKEN, NJ - JULY 25: Chrissy Teigen shares McDelivery with the Hoboken Fire Department on July 25, 2017 in Hoboken City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for McDonald's)
NEWPORT, RI - JULY 22: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen look on during the Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 22, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Chrissy Teigen shoots photos in the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 6: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners offers up a ball after Chrissy Teigen, second from left, John Legend, far right, and daughter Luna Stephens threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 6, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Chrissy Teigen hosts a 'Cocktails with Chrissy' event featuring delicious Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka summer cocktails on April 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SMIRNOFF)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are seen walking in Soho on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Chrissy Teigen attends the City Harvest's 23rd Annual Evening Of Practical Magic at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for City Harvest)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Chrissy Teigen is seen on March 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pressphotodirect/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder's HEAVEN - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and actor/singer/executive producer John Legend attend WGN America's 'Underground' Season Two Premiere Screening at Regency Village Theatre on March 1, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and musician John Legend arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
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"When she was thinking about how she wanted to drink less, we talked about it," he recalls. "I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together. Whenever she sets her mind to anything, I always tell her, 'I want to support you and help you do it.'"

Legend adds, "I don’t want to present myself as the 'perfect spouse' and I don’t want to present our relationship as the 'perfect relationship' because I don’t think anybody meets that definition. I think it’s too much pressure to put on anyone."

ET has spoken to both Legend and Teigen about expanding their brood. "Oh my God, a little boy is next for sure," Teigen told ET in January. 

Legend also agreed that the couple wants to give Luna a little brother and/or sister. "We want to have more. I don't know the timing," he confided. "But we definitely wanna have at least a couple more."

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COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 17: John Legend performs on stage at the AXE Senior Orientation on October 17, 2017, at Centennial High School, Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Axe)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: John Legend is seen at Los Angeles International Airport on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG022/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 14: Singer John Legend performs in concert at Meo Arena on October 14, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Redferns)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: John Legend performs at AccorHotels Arena on October 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Singer John Legend is seen on October 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the Miu Miu aftershow party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 at Boum Boum on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend seen leaving a hotel with their daughter Luna on September 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen with their daughter Luna, seen heading out to lunch on September 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are seen at LAX on August 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Niceguy/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: (L-R) John Legend and Hunter Klugkist speak onstage at the announcement of the AXE Senior Orientation program on August 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Axe)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 5th annual Beautycon festival at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer-songwriter John Legend practices yoga before surprising an unsuspecting mom in a class to introduce Capri Sun All Natural Ingredient and No Sugar Added products on August 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Capri Sun)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: John Legend attends INTERMIX x A.L.C 'On Duty' Launch Dinner with Chrissy Teigen at Jon and Vinny's on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, Californi (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for INTERMIX x A.L.C)
NEWPORT, RI - JULY 22: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen look on during the Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 22, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 30: John Legend performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca Cola at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 30: Singer-songwriter John Legend poses in the press room at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca Cola at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the 2017 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 6: With the help of mother Chrissy Teigen, center, and father John Legend, Luna Stephens throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 6, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won the game 12-3. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer John Legend arrives at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist John Legend performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Singer/Songwriter John Legend speaks onstage during the 4th Annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit at Hearst Tower on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Town & Country)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Singer John Legend speaks during Close Rikers & Free America: Power Of The People discussion at The New School on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Singer John Legend performs at the MOCA Gala 2017 honoring Jeff Koons at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for MOCA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: John Legend is seen at LAX on April 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are seen walking in Soho on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 25: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest John Legend, Kelly Osbourne, Dr John during Tuesday's 4/25/20 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: John Legend attends the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: John Legend attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 'Rainbow Crow' premier party at the Top of the Standard on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images for Baobab Studios)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 25: Singer John Legend attends the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris on March 25, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14: John Legend at the Power Stylists Dinner, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo, on March 14, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Musician John Legend speaks onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: John Legend is seen on March 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are seen on February 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and musician John Legend arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: John Legend arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
US singer John Legend waves after he performed at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: John Legend performs at the 66th NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Singer/songwriter John Legend attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and Aly Raisman attend Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 NYC launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend attend 'Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees' on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
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