The big announcement came Tuesday night, appropriately enough, during an episode of “The Voice.”
Legend, who’s served as a coach on the talent competition since season 16, humbly accepted the honor amid the show’s live playoff rounds.
"Mostly I want to thank Blake Shelton. I sat next to him for the last few months and I learned his sexy ways," he said, as the crowd hollered in the background. "I observed every move he made, every utterance that came from his mouth and I think some of it rubbed off on me."
He went on to say Teigen is proud of him.
"She makes fun of me almost all the time," he laughed. "But she hasn’t even been snarky about this.”
He added, "I finally impressed my wife."
Teigen had a less G-rated reaction on Twitter, writing, "I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people's sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!"
She followed up that tweet with a funny video of their two kids' reactions. "The kids...do not care," she wrote over the clip, which showed her oldest, Luna, asking if she could watch a movie.
In fact, the 40-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and actor has reached one of the entertainment industry’s highest achievements. He’s one of only 15 stars who can claim to be EGOTs, winners of all four of major showbiz honors, with an Emmy, 10 Grammys, a Tony and an Oscar to his name.
That puts him among the ranks of Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.
But when it comes to his newest win, he doesn’t have to look far to find a peer. On "The Voice," he’s seated right next to a former fellow Sexiest Man Alive.
Blake Shelton earned the title back in 2017. And given their competitive banter, as well as the fact Legend beat Team Blake on “The Voice” last season, you can expect Shelton to remind him just who was deemed sexiest first — frequently.
See Legend on the cover of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue on newsstands on Friday.