chrissy teigen john legend

TORONTO – 2015 is a year full of happiness for John Legend. After earning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film Selma, the American singer is preparing to welcome her first child with his wife, Chrissy Teigen supermodel.

The 36-year-old musician and 29-year-old model announced the pregnancy Monday on Instagram. A spokeswoman for Teigen confirmed the social media post.

“We are expecting a baby!” He said on his Instagram account, without hiding his joy of touching the belly of his wife and muse. A photograph taken in turn by Chrissy Teigen, who thanked all those who supported them in their struggle to become parents:

John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant 🙂 As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx

The news comes weeks after Teigen, 29, got candid about the couple’s struggle to conceive.

“John and I were having trouble,” she said during an emotional interview on her new daytime talk show, FABlife.

“We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened. But, my gosh, it’s been a process.”

“I wanted to talk about it for so long,” she recently said. “It didn’t feel right to ever tweet, ‘Ugh, doing my IVF shots again.’ It just sounded silly. It definitely was not planned in that episode at all.”