In February 2017, when he accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Adam Levine called himself one of the luckiest people ever. But not because of the fame, accolades, or the chart-topping music he has made over the years. It was because of the girls in his life, his family, who cherish more than anything else.
“I have a daughter. I have the most beautiful wife in the entire world,” he said during his acceptance speech, as quoted by E! Online. “I am one of the luckiest people who has ever lived and it has nothing to do with me. It has to do with the people who love me the most.”
It all began with the special romance that started blossoming between Levine and Behati Prinsloo. But before Levine asked her father’s permission to take her hand in marriage, their relationship almost came to and end.
During Prinsloo’s interview with Net-A-Porter, she recalled, “…he took me for dinner and we talked for hours and had the best time. It was love at first sight, it was crazy. We broke up for two months, realized that it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and got married. It was a wild ride!”
They got married in 2014 and the Maroon 5 front-man saw two darlings complete his life with his wife. In 2016, the couple became parents to Dusty Rose Levine. They welcomed their second daughter, Gio Grace Levine in 2018. To step into fatherhood and immediately be able to say that you’re born to be a parent is a rare emotion. Even before his first child, became a part of his life, Adam Levine told ET‘s Sophie Schillaci at an event, “I’m ready to be a dad. You’re born to be a parent, that’s what we’re here for, really.”
He treasures the thought of being a father so much that once he even joked in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, “I want to have 100 kids. I want to have more kids than is socially responsible. We can’t do it right now, but it’s in the works,” as reported by People.
The singer gave up his spot on The Voice so that he could be at home and spend more time with his girls. “Just to be able to stop in this moment to spend time with my new, young family, to just have the greatest time ever,” he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Now, I’m just kind of a stay-at-home dad. I stay at home and do very little.”
When Prinsloo spoke after the birth of their first daughter, she spoke about how being a parent introduced her to a special kind of love. “I love Adam, and when you get married and you fall in love with someone, you think that there’s no greater love than that love,” she said. “And then you have a baby, and it’s just next-level love.”
Family is everything to the couple; the supermodel also added, “I think for both of us, we’re just so obsessed with being a family and having a family — seeing this next step in our life. He’s such an incredible dad, and so excited to see her grow up. It’s so awesome.”
Levine is every bit the typical dad who can’t stop talking about his little girls. “Dusty is about to learn to walk and Adam loves bragging about her milestones,” a source previously told Us Weekly.
The insider also added, “Adam loves the idea of being the only guy in his little family. He always says ‘my daughters’ and is so in love with all his girls.”
Just like Levine calls himself lucky, his wife calls herself the same thing. In a special post dedicated to the husband and father, she wrote on Instagram for Levine, “We love you so much, you always put your family first, me and the girls are so lucky to have you.”