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John Legend’s Parents, Ronald and Phyllis Stephens

All the facts about the parents of the singer-songwriter John Legend, Ronald and Phyllis Stephens: The incredible influence that they had on his life, and more!

Ronald and Phyllis Stephens – John Legend’s Parents

The parents of famous American singer, songwriter John Legend are Ronald and Phyllis Stephens. They have four children and lived in Springfield, Ohio. Phyllis works as a seamstress while Ronald was a factory worker.

Both Ronald and Phyllis are members of a Pentecostalist church choir, and this was where their son forged his love of singing, taking after his mother, who sung and directed the choir, whilst his father played the drums.


Phyllis homeschooled all her children, and John was particularly proficient at spelling as well as possessing a great voice. She and Ronald raised John Legend responsibly, resulting in his successful life and marriage to the lovely Chrissy Teigen.

How old are Ronald and Phyllis Stephens?

The age of both Ronald and Phyllis Stephens is unknown.

What is Ronald and Phyllis Stephens’ net worth?

The estimated net worth of Ronald and Phyllis Stephens has not been revealed. However, their son John Legend has an astonishing net worth of $45 million earned from his career as a successful singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist, and actor. His song All of Me became the number one hit at the Billboard Hot 100.

Are Ronald and Phyllis Stephens married or divorced?

John Legend said in 2004 that his parents were divorced for 12 years before getting back together. John Legend describes the divorce as traumatic and heartbreaking, but sadly a common occurrence in America. Due to his parents’ divorce, John Legend also decided to work with Turnaround for Children, an organization that offers teacher training, because he believes what got him through this distressing period in his life is the emotional support of teachers and counselors.

John Legend’s father with his mother


What do Ronald and Phyllis Stephens do for a living?

Phyllis works as a seamstress and is the singer in a church choir while Ronald was the drummer. He also works at a factory at the International Harvester.  However, with four kids to homeschool, chances are that both parents struggled with their commitments.

Who are John Legend’s parents?

The parents of John Legend are Ronald Stephens and Phyllis Stephens. They parted ways for several years before rekindling their relationship.


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