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Who are John Lengend’s parents and does he have any siblings?

This article will explore the parents of John Legend and provide further information about his siblings.

However, before we proceed, let’s familiarize ourselves with who John Legend is.

Who is John Legend?

John Legend born John Roger Stephens is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known for his albums, such as ‘Once Again’ and ‘Darkness and Light.

Born in Springfield, Ohio, United States, Legend showed a keen interest in music from an early age. He started performing for his church choir at the age of four. From the age of seven, he started playing the piano.

During his time at college, he served as the president and music director for a musical group named ‘Counterparts.’ Having released many studio albums, Legend has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Britney Spears, and Lauryn Hill.

In 2015, he won an ‘Oscar’ for the song ‘Glory,’ which he had written for the historical movie ‘Selma.’ He has also won several other significant awards, which include ten ‘Grammy’ awards, as well as a ‘Golden Globe Award.’

He is also an actor and has made an appearance in the movie ‘La La Land,’ which became a huge hit, winning six ‘Oscars.’ He is known for his philanthropic activities, such as raising awareness to help the victims of ‘Hurricane Katrina.’

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Phyllis Stevens, John Legend, Ronald Stephens .

Who are John Legend’s parents?

John Roger Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio, United States, to Ronald Lamar Stephens and Phyllis Elaine.

His mom was a seamstress who sang and was the director of the church choir. His father worked at an International Harvester factory and was a drummer.

Ronald and Phyllis divorced when Legend was 10. He told The Guardian that they split after his maternal grandmother died.

“It was a massive trauma for my mother,” he said. “She started to withdraw, she became depressed, she fell out of love with my father and they got divorced. She ended up turning to drugs to self-medicate what she had gone through and we were estranged from her, even though we were living in the same city.”

Legend shared with MTV that his song “Ordinary People” was inspired by his parents’ relationship.

“My parents were divorced for 12 years, and they got back together, so the song shows that there are ups and downs in any relationship,” he said.

The couple later separated once again, and Ronald has since remarried his current wife, Deidre.

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John Legend with his father and siblings

Does John Legend have any siblings?

Ronald and Phyllis have four children together. Alongside Legend, there also parents to son Ronald Stephens II, son Vaughn Anthony Stephens and daughter Phyllis “Missy” Stephens.

In addition to their four kids, Ronald and Phyllis also fostered children.

“It was difficult for us,” Legend told The Guardian. “Whenever you introduce new energy into a house, it can be disruptive, and we had varying levels of success, especially with teenagers who were carrying a lot of trauma and loss.”

Of his three siblings, Vaughn, John Legend’s brother, is the only one who has followed in his career footsteps and is referred to as the Michael Jackson of the family.

Vaughn and John are so musically talented that it is impossible to distinguish who is singing when they sing together.

Phyllis Missy Stephens is John’s only sister. She is less famous than her brother, and thus, much of her background information is still being determined.

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