john legend christine teigen getty John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen engagedIt’s essentially become de rigueur for a rock star to marry a model. Sometimes it’s worked, as in the case of David Bowie and Iman. And sometimes it hasn’t, like with Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra. The next person to enter this brotherhood is John Legend who just got engaged to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen.

E! News is reporting the Grammy winner popped the question to the beauty in recent days while vacationing in the Maldives. The two began dating in 2007.

Legend has received much congratulations from the Twittersphere. He responds with, “Thanks for all the well wishes everybody.”

His betrothed has a much more humorous take on the matter. Referencing a popular jeweler commercial, she writes on Twitter, “He went to Jared.”

This will be the first marriage for Legend, 32. It’s also the first for the 26-year-old Teigen.

The two won’t be vacationing together for much longer as Legend is headlining a New Year’s Eve concert in Las Vegas.

Posted by:David Eckstein