and Adam Levine are a match made in Behati Prinsloo Victoria’s Secret heaven — from their steamy beginning to getting married and having kids.
Maroon 5 frontman began dating Prinsloo in May 2012, shortly after breaking up with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel one month prior. Although the musician and the Namibian model Anne Vyalitsyna briefly broke up in May 2013, they couldn’t deny their connection, rekindling their romance less than two months later.
The couple announced their engagement in July 2013, surprising many fans who didn’t know they were back together. “After Adam broke up with Behati, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. He realized he really loved her and wanted to be with her,” a
source exclusively told at the time. Us Weekly
A friend close to the “Moves Like Jagger” singer told
Us in July that Levine kept talking to Prinsloo when they were broken up, and “was flooded with emotion when they saw each other again.”
The California native joked about his changing opinions on marriage in October 2013, admitting he wasn’t sure he would tie the knot until he met Prinsloo.
“Famous last words, ‘I’ll never get married,’” he joked during an appearance on
. “I still don’t necessarily think you have to get married unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it’s wonderful.” The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno
Two months after
Us exclusively broke the news in July 2014 that the pair tied the knot, Levine gushed about being a married man while visiting . The Ellen DeGeneres Show
“I never really thought
I would adore it. It’s so trippy. I’m a child. How did this happen?” the “Payphone” singer said in September 2014. “I use that word [wife] right now a lot. I say it for no reason. I say it a lot — ‘Wife, wife, wife,’ I love it. I even changed her number in my phone to ‘Wife.’”
two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, together, the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia ambassador exclusively told . Us what life as a family of four looks like
“He’s actually stricter than me and I thought I was going to be
the strict one,” Prinsloo told Us in December 2018. “He’s a very hands-on dad. It’s awesome. I’m lucky.”
Scroll down to relive the couple’s relationship evolution.
Us confirmed that the Maroon 5 singer was caught kissing Prinsloo in Hawaii two months after his split from her close friend and fellow VS model Anne Vyalitsyna. “Behati always had a crush on Adam,” an insider told Us at the time. “And she was a little jealous of Anne.”
The couple coordinated in black as they made their first public appearance together at the
GQ Gentlemen’s Ball in New York City. Levine “gently guided Behati with his right hand on the small of her back,” an onlooker told Us. “They seemed very cozy at dinner, cuddling up a few times.”
Us broke news in May 2013 that the former Voice judge had moved on from Prinsloo with Sports Illustrated model . Nina Agdal
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Us confirmed that Levine and Prinsloo reunited and became engaged in July 2013 after their brief split. A source later told Us that Levine “realized he really does love her, and she was The One. They are in love.”
The “Maps” singer sat front row and cheered on his bride-to-be as she walked the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City in November 2013.
The pair hit up
Vanity Fair’s Oscars party in West Hollywood in March 2014. Levine looked dapper in a Salvatore Ferragamo tux with slicked-back hair. Prinsloo stunned in a dark cranberry red Calvin Klein Collection dress. “They had their arms around each other,” an eyewitness said. “They were having a great time.”
Begin Again actor was joined by Prinsloo at the Chanel closing party of the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC in April 2014. “She makes me the best person I can be,” Levine gushed about the model at the event. “She’s the best in the world.”
Levine opened up about his proposal during an appearance on
Live! With Kelly & Michael in June 2014. “It doesn’t matter how certain you think you are. You still get down on that knee, and you get woozy, and you’re like, ‘I’m doing this, oh, my God,” he said. “I’m a confident person, but I got on that knee and everything changed immediately. I lost my equilibrium. I had to get on the other one.”
The lovebirds tied in the knot in July 2014 in Mexico, one year after getting engaged. The wedding included 300 guests and Levine’s longtime friend
served as the officiant. The couple later jetted off to South Africa to celebrate their honeymoon. Jonah Hill
Us exclusively confirmed in March 2016 that the couple were expecting their first child. A source told Us at the time that Levine is “over the moon” about becoming a father.
Baby girl Levine arrived in September 2016, a rep for the singer confirmed to
Us. The couple named their firstborn, Dusty Rose.
Prinsloo and Dusty Rose made an appearance in Maroon 5’s music video for “Girls Like You” in May 2018. In the clip, Levine joined his family for a big hug after showcasing other strong ladies in Hollywood.
The pair welcomed their second child, daughter Gio Grace, in February 2018.
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The Namibian model gushed about her husband and their family in December 2018, exclusively telling
Us, “He loves one-on-one time with them, so he takes Dusty to coffee every morning. He’s a very hands-on dad. It’s awesome. I’m lucky.”
Prinsloo also teased the couple’s plan to expand their family down the line, saying, “I think I eventually want it. I definitely would want to try for a boy, but if I have all girls, I’ll be happy. I definitely want these two to grow up a little more and experience the two of them together before I do another one, but I think there are more in the future for sure.”
“40 is just a number, but it looks damn good on you,” Prinsloo captioned a steamy Instagram photo of her husband on his 40th birthday in March 2019. “I wake up every morning more in love with you….happy birthday to my WHOLE LIFE. You’re so cool you’re so cool you’re so cool @adamlevine.”
The mother of two opened up about her battle with postpartum depression in June 2019, crediting Levine with being her rock during the tough time. “I had moments of postpartum after our first baby that I felt like it was coming through. But my husband was so incredibly supportive and always got me out of it,” she told
Today at the time. “I think it’s very normal, though, as a young mom and a new mom to feel helpless and to feel overly emotional, you know. I think I got lucky not to have it to an extreme case, but you can see yourself spiraling.”
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The Victoria’s Secret Angel revealed in June 2019 the silver lining of Levine leaving
The Voice after 16 seasons. “Good news for me, good news for the kids,” she said during an appearance on the Today show. “He is on tour at the moment. He is excited to get home and for the first time have nothing to do. I’m like, ‘What am I going to do with him?’”
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The musician shut down rumors in April 2020 that he and Prinsloo are expecting their third child, telling
Howard Stern, “No, she’s not currently pregnant. I think if I asked her to have another baby right now, she’d punch me in the f—king face.”
The family of four sported matching tie-dye dresses in a sunny April 2021 snap. “Girls just wanna have fun 💅🏻,” Levine teased on Instagram.
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