John Legend says people assume his model girlfriends are "dumb" because they are so attractive. The 'Ordinary People' singer - who has dated a string of supermodels and is currently romancing Thai-Norwegian beauty Christine Teigen - complains people think he is only interested in Christine because of her looks.
Legend told the New York Daily News newspaper: "People are automatically condescending. They expect Christine to be dumb and say, 'Oh you're just dating a dumb girl because she's hot.'"
"But people judge you either way. If you're dating a girl who's kind of regular, you hear, 'Why are you dating her?' I don't get caught up in it. I'm more concerned with my happiness."
The Grammy award-winning artist - who previously dated Brazilian model Danielle Abreu - also insisted he will not date famous women, because he doesn't want to be part of a celebrity couple.
Legend, 29, said: "I've never tried to date a celebrity. I don't need the extra attention. I don't want pictures taken of me every time I step out of the house."
But sources claim American-born Teigen - who has modeled for Billabong and Rock and Republic - feels the opposite and loves to be in the spotlight. An insider said: "She dreams of superstardom and demands to be the center of attention."