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John Legend & Son Miles Wear Matching USF Gear to Watch His Football Star Nephew

The Voice's son looks up to his cousin, NCAA football star Michael Brown-Stephens. 

By Jackie Manno

John Legend's 5-year-old son Miles has the best role models!

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On September 9, Legend took Miles to attend a University of South Florida football game where Legend's nephew, Michael Brown-Stephens, plays as a wide receiver for the USF Bulls. The game also happened to take place on Brown-Stephens' birthday. USF won 38-24 against Florida A&M.

"Happy birthday @mikebrownstephens! Great win by @usffootball!" Legend captioned a selfie of himself, Miles, and Brown-Stephens.

In pictures posted to the official USF Instagram page, Legend placed Miles on his shoulders while they walked on the field and smiled and waved at the crowd. The father and son were also wearing matching green and gold in support of the winning team. See the photos here

Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, also posted about the exciting event in her Instagram stories. 

"Happy birthday, nephew!!! Miles looks up to you so much, we love you!!" she wrote on a picture of Legend, Brown-Stephens, and Miles at the game. 

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John Legend's nephew, USF football's Michael Brown-Stephens, talks about their relationship

In a 2021 interview with The Pioneer Press, when Brown-Stephens was a wide-receiver for The University of Minnesota team The Gophers, the athlete opened up about his relationship with his EGOT-winning uncle

“I like to argue that I was one of his first kids, before he had his two younger ones,” Brown-Stephens told the outlet. “He kind of looked at me the same way. We just build a really good relationship.”

According to the interview, Brown-Stephens and Legend speak multiple times a week, and Legend even gave a speech to the Gophers team after a game in 2019. 

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As for uncle Legend, he is an avid football fan himself. “He’s always been a fan of the sport. He just didn’t — he wasn’t athletic enough to play, but I guess his voice made up for that,” Brown-Stephens joked.

John Legend smiling wearing a beige sweater at an event

Legend happens to be a fan of the Ohio State team, the Buckeyes, as he grew up in Ohio. However, when The Gophers were playing against The Buckeyes in 2021, Legend was there cheering his nephew on. 

“He was rooting for me to score as many touchdowns, have as many catches and yards as I possibly could that game, but wanted the Buckeyes to win,” Brown-Stephens said.

Brown-Stephens also doesn't treat Legend differently due to his massive fame. “As I’ve gotten older and starting making my own name for myself, I know there is way more than what I’m getting right now because I’ve seen it, I’ve been around him, all the extra stuff,” Brown-Stephens said. “It really doesn’t get to me as far as fame or whatever you want to call it.”

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