In May 2013, Oprah and 18 Harpo Studios staffers set up for an Oprah's Next Chapter shoot at the home that singer/songwriter John Legend shares with his fiancée, model Chrissy Teigen, in Hollywood Hills, California.
John wrote many of his songs from his forthcoming solo album, Love in the Future, in this house.
After his interview, John gives Oprah and Chrissy a private concert, singing "All of Me."
John's living room piano is connected to his home studio.
John and Chrissy, who also own a home in New York City, spent two years renovating the indoor and outdoor living spaces at their California residence.
The home's décor has a strong Asian influence, which is due in part to Chrissy's unique half-Thai, half-Norwegian heritage. Recently, John held a fundraiser in their backyard for his nonprofit organization, the Show Me Campaign.
Chrissy's mother, Vilailuck Teigen, was born and raised in Thailand. She and Chrissy's father—along with their two dogs—recently moved from Thailand to California. They now live with John and Chrissy, the proud parents of two dogs of their own.
Oprah's Next Chapter producers described the couple's style as calm and sophisticated with a modern Balinese feel, as evidenced by the serene garden and outdoor bathtub.
Chrissy, a self-proclaimed foodie, blogs about her favorite recipes on SoDelushious.com
. During the Oprah's Next Chapter
shoot, the couple served the production team barbecue ribs and Caesar salad (with homemade croutons).
During a break in shooting, Kristen, an audio operator, finds a prime spot in John and Chrissy's custom kitchen. Platters piled high with barbecue ribs, one of John's favorite foods, await the Chicago-based production team.
This Grammy award-winning artist grates cheese for the Caesar salad while Chrissy takes charge of the homemade croutons.
Keith, a camera operator, films John and Chrissy in their kitchen, a place where they love to spend time together cooking meals and entertaining friends. Chrissy says her first love is food, but she began modeling because she thought culinary school would be too expensive.