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John Legend: Everyone's scared of love

John Legend: Everyone's scared of love

John Legend is "scared of love".

The 'All of Me' hitmaker - who is married to Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen - admits it can be hard for men to open up in relationships at first because they put a "guard" up as they feel like they're "not supposed to show emotion".

He said: "Everyone is scared of love because you might get hurt. Men have the added challenge of feeling like they're not supposed to show emotion so we guard ourselves more than women. Although when you find the right person at the right time you realise they should be a high priority."

And the 37-year-old singer - who has six-month-old daughter Luna with Chrissy - also revealed there is one song on his new album which makes him "pretty emotional" as it is about his daughter.

He told BBC's Newsbeat: "I wrote a song just for her on this new album. I still get pretty emotional when I hear the song.

"I'm still going to make whatever music inspires me but I won't be scared to incorporate the fact that I'm a father into what I'm thinking about."

Meanwhile, John previously revealed fatherhood has "humbled" him.

He said: "I think it shifts your priorities a bit, gives you a new perspective. You realise what's important for you, for your family and for your career. It just takes over your life when you have a child ...

"I spent a lot of time at home with her for the first three months and with my wife, you know, it just humbles you. I think everyone struggles with being a new parent, everyone's trying to figure it out and I think it's a humbling process."