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John Legend set to marry Chrissy Teigen Saturday

Teigen and Legend
Teigen and Legend
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John Legend has one more thing to do before launching his fall tour: Get married.

The R&B singer, 34, is engaged to Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen, the subject of most of the romantic songs that make up his new album, Love in the Future. Saturday’s wedding marks a turning point for the piano-playing crooner, who since 2004’s Get Lifted has been crafting songs about hookups and heartbreak as well as commitment.

The venue is unclear, but The New York Post reports the duo will swap vows in Lake Como, Italy, where they first fell in love ( George Clooney’s villa, perhaps?). In July, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami, Teigen, 27, told reporters they might honeymoon in Maldives.

Appropriately, Legend’s Love in the Future takes a more optimistic perspective on affairs of the heart, so much so that in a recent interview with The Associated Press he says he’s already considering how married life will affect his writing.

What’s your vision for your wedding?

I’m excited to get married, but I look at it as just a fun party where I want my friends to have a great time. . . . I guess we should look good, too, so the pictures come out nice. But other than that, I feel like it’s no pressure.

Are you going to sing?

Most of the night, it’ll be a DJ. But we do have a piano set up at dinner. So I’ll probably sing a song or two. And who knows who else will jump on the piano?

Chrissy is very witty on Twitter, and you slide some jokes into many of your songs. How important is humor to you?

Chrissy is hilarious, and I’m a big comedy fan. We go to comedy clubs. I wish I was funnier myself . . . I surround myself with people who are different from me.

Obviously, people always ask me, ‘How are you and Chrissy together?’ I think I gravitate toward people that are a little more outrageous than I am. And we complement each other well.

Some songwriters make their best music when they’re not in a stable relationship. Is that something you’ve thought about?

I’ve written some of my better songs about the ups and downs of relationships. I’ve thought about what am I going to do two years from now? I imagine that we’ll have some ups and downs, too, so I’ll tell those stories, too. My fans probably don’t want to listen to everything being awesome all the time.

Legend hits The Fillmore Nov. 3. Tickets:

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