Dad-to-Be John Legend Says Dogs Are Great Practice for Raising Children

Celebrity, Kids
Thinks All Couples Should Adopt Dogs Before Having a Kid

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The personification of #relationshipgoals, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, have quickly become our favorite parents-to-be. And although this will be the first (human) child for the two, Legend reveals he's already gotten plenty of parenting practice under his belt thanks to the duo's trio of dogs.

"Dogs are great for a couple," the singer told People. "It helps you raise something before you have to raise kids." Puddy, Pippa, and Penny, the couple's three dogs, have coveted spots in the duo's squad and have become celebrities in their own right. Hardly a day goes by without one of the pups being photographed out and about with their supermodel mom!

We know Legend and Teigen are ready to add a new baby to their currently furry family but are the dogs ready to share their parents? "I think some of our dogs will be jealous when we have kids. I think particularly Pippa, who's our second dog. She's a French bulldog and she's jealous when anything happens," Legend told the magazine. "She's jealous when we get other dogs, she's jealous when the babies are around like our nieces and nephews."

Lucky for Pippa, she has a little bit of time to get used to the idea of a new family member, Teigen isn't due until later next year. Unlike her furry friends, the expecting mom has been totally embracing her new pregnancy.

See More: Adorable Ways to Include Pets Into Your Wedding!

Teigen recently opened up about the fertility struggles her and Legend had been through in the past on her new talk show FabLife which makes the news of her pregnancy that much more exciting. "I will say honestly, John and I are having trouble," she explained on the show. "We would have had kids five, six years ago if it'd happened. But my gosh, it's been a process!"

After hearing the super-model talk openly about her past struggle we love seeing her share her pregnancy every step of the way. The pair even pulled a Beyoncé and announced out of the blue with an adorable black and white photo of the two of them. "John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant," Teigen captioned the sweet snap of her and the hubby. Since then the outspoken star has become the best dressed mom-to-be in Hollywood, totally embracing her changing physique.

"Hello new thighs! You appeared out of nowhere but I am not mad at it," she captioned a recent Instagram post, which shows the mom-to-be striking a pose in a nude long-sleeve leotard with her bare thighs on display. And this isn't the first time Teigen's dared to bare, instead of loose fitting maternity wear the star's been emphasizing her bump in sheer tops and body conscious dresses — definitely taking a style pointers from expecting friend Kim Kardashian West. We for one love seeing her be so open and honest about her pregnancy every step of the way.

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