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John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen, a Sports Illustrated model, became engaged while vacationing in the Maldives just before Christmas, Legend's spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Dec. 27, 2011.
This is the first marriage for both him and Teigen, who have been dating since at least 2008. The news came a day before Legend's 33rd birthday and prompted congratulatory messages on the couple's Twitter and Facebook pages.
Teigen had posted photos from their trip to the Maldives, a South Asian archipelago known for its luxury beach resorts, on her website. She and Legend are seen fishing on a boat and the singer is also pictured standing with a cooked fish dish with the bright Indian Ocean behind him.
The couple then flew to Thailand. Teigen, who is of Thai-Norwegian descent, Tweeted that they spent Christmas Eve with her parents and sister and her fiance. They remained in the country on Christmas Day.
(Pictured: Chrissy Teigen appears in a photo posted on her Twitter page. / John Legend talks to On The Red Carpet's George Pennachio at the 2011 American Music Awards on Nov. 20, 2011.
(OTRC Photo / twitter.com/chrissyteigen)