John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's strong relationship is one we can all aspire to.
"Chrissy and I obviously both work and are both busy, and I think our jobs as partners is to support each other and, as parents, is to be true partners when it comes to parenting. I think that's an important conversation for every couple to have," the Grammy-winning singer told AOL during a conversation in partnership with Pampers.
Maintaining balance and treating each other as equals is what makes John and Chrissy's power-couple marriage work so well. The couple, who share daughter Luna, 3, and son Miles, 1, are constantly giving fans an inside look of candid moments with their children on social media. And, although Chrissy works just as much as John, he notes that women should not be the only ones "responsible for child care."
"I think there is a lot of cultural stigma and a lot of tradition around 'men are supposed to do this and women are supposed to do this,' and I don't know the full history of those gender roles over the years, but clearly it's kind of been baked into our society that that was the expectation," Legend explained. "There are great conversations being had that men should be sharing the parenting duties, that for women to have equality on every other sphere of life, when it comes to life and work and all of these other things. Part of what needs to happen to make sure that they're not the only ones that are responsible for child care and that there's a sharing of the parenting duties, sharing of the household duties, and that it's a true partnership."
John Legend out and about
John Legend out and about
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 Garï¿½ns: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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The "All Of Me" singer is continuing his partnership with Pampers to bring awareness to the lack of changing tables in public men's restrooms. After an Instagram post went viral by Donte Palmer, showing how uncomfortable his son was having to be changed across his knees, Pampers and Koala Kare teamed up to install 5,000 changing tables in men's restrooms all across America over the next two years.
"Social media does move conversations forward. It highlights issues and I think the right visual story-telling with photos or videos can be really useful. Even the campaign we started with me singing and changing Luna's diaper when she was a baby -- all of that has been part of moving this conversation forward so that dads and moms are really sharing the parenting duties," Legend said.
During a trip to Italy last week, Chrissy revealed that their baby boy Miles might take his first steps: "I think someone’s gonna take his first steps in Italy! oh dear,” she said on Instagram has he attempted to walk.
However, John gave AOL an update, noting that he is close to walking, but not all the way there yet.
"He's still getting close! He's kicking and pulling himself up on coffee tables and whatever surface he can reach and standing up and kind of siding along but he's not able to independently walk yet."
"I think he's a little more mellow than she [Luna] was at his age so she's probably a little more like Chrissy and Miles is little more like me so far. But who knows...It's clear with me that Luna's a lot smarter and a lot faster than I expected her to be. I didn't know exactly when she would start having full on negotiation conversations, but I don't think I expected it to be this young [laughing]. She just amazes me every day," he gushed.
Luna Legend, daughter of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Luna Legend, daughter of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
first week of school 😩 they had us make a little family photo album she can look at when she’s sad or upset. she loves it. my heart ksosksodododosksidojsjskodmskzh
“Should I post the one where his head looks unsupported but my face looks good and Luna is over it, the one where his head is supported but my face is just okay and Luna is over it, or him crying and my face looks okay and luna is over it?”
Luna and daddy
“an outrageous girl can’t settle for a plain old hat” - Marilyn Monroe probably at some point
Making cornflake marshmallow and fruity pebble crunch cookies for @monicarosestyle and @traceycunningham1! From the genius that is @christinatosi and the @milkbarstore cookbook!
*meryl streep voice* “Go.”
Look at these twin humans https://t.co/TX5xto0Gh2
Oh you cheeky face with my same squinty eye!!
Last day of cookbook shooting!! ❤️❤️❤️ to @aubriepick @monicarosestyle @1maryphillips @laurapolko @patrickta @jenatkinhair @adeenasussman @fannyfoodstyle ahhhhh so many more people
At the piano, eating a rib. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Last day in Bali!
"Can I help you?"
Get it, girl!
Eating Daddy's pancakes
Time for a zoo visit! #LunasFirstTour
Luna X Pippa
Happy Mother's Day to Luna's awesome grandmothers too!!
Pre-show activities on #LunasFirstTour #DarknessAndLightTour #miamiseaquarium💦🐋🐳🐬🐟💦
Stealing john's photo haha she's not even his anyway
My stoop buddy
Oh my toons
Happy first birthday Lu!!!! My lovebug. You are all the best parts of the both of us and I cannot believe how much has happened in you first 12 months of life. We love you to the luna and back. Thank you @Yopeteryang for taking these awesome photos and the lip sync battle team for such a nice surprise!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Lulu and grandpa!
Luna likes the new #Time100 cover!
Last day. My love.
Ah!!! So many firsts
Back on set for #lipsyncbattle season 3B!
This diaper is never not blue so don't even start with me
Houston aquarium with Luna for @si_swimsuit launch week!!
Pleassssse won't someone play roll the lemon with me 📸 @bumper3077
Petting zoo party
"Why don't I get to go to the Beauty and the Beast premiere?"