Adam Levine needs no introduction. He is a successful American musician and singer-songwriter famous as the lead vocalist of the pop-rock band from Los Angeles, Maroon 5. For a while now, precisely over half a decade, the rock star has been married to Behati Prinsloo. Adam’s musical career kicked off in 1994 with a garage band he formed with his friends named Kara’s Flowers. The band enjoyed little success but broke up following disappointments over the poor performance of an album they released. With some members of the previous band and a new fifth member added, the band later returned as Maroon 5 and has been having a good time since then.
Being the band’s frontman, Adam Levine gets most of the attention, which has left many people curious about his personal life. Before he met, started dating, and subsequently got married to Behati, he was known to have dated the Rusian-American Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover-model, Anne Vyalitsyna. They reportedly met in early 2010 when Adam performed at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party in Las Vegas and dated until April 2012 when they amicably parted ways. As you would learn, shortly after the breakup, Adam met the woman he has been happily married to, the mother of his beautiful daughters.
Adam Levine’s Wife Was Born and Raised In South Africa But Is Originally From Grootfontein, Namibia
Although she now lives in the United States with her husband, Behati Prinsloo is not originally from the North American nation. She was born and raised in Africa, precisely in Grootfontein, Namibia, which was part of South Africa when she was born. The 33 years has no siblings as she is the only child of her parents. She came from a family with high Christian values. While her mother Magda Prinsloo (nee Rossouw) ran a small lodging establishment, her father Boet Prinsloo is a church minister, a pastor of the Episcopal Faith Church of Namibia (EFN) in Grootfontein.
So, even though Behati is now a citizen of the United States of America by the virtue of her marriage to Adam Levine, she is from Namibia and spent most of her early life in the Southern African country. Yet, she has European roots. Behati speaks Afrikaans, the native language of Afrikaners. Her family belongs to this South African ethnic group who are descendants of European (mostly Dutch) settlers in the region back in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Behati hasn’t forsaken her roots despite the fact that she has not lived in Africa since she was in 9th Grade. Namibia remains her home as her parents continue to live there and she does visit them every now and then.
Behati Prinsloo Is a Model and It Is The Source of Her $9 Million Net Worth
Behati Prinsloo has been modeling since 2006. She was in Grade 9 at Grootfontein Secondary School when she left to pursue a career in modeling. Being a pastor’s daughter with no prior modeling experience, her parents were worried but didn’t stop her from going after what she wanted. She was discovered sometime around 2005 while she was on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, with her grandmother. As the story goes, she was spotted by an agent of Storm Agency, South Africa, as she walked into a grocery store.
She began her career as a Prada and Miu Miu Exclusive model in 2006 before landing gigs for other ad campaigns. In the years that followed, she was featured in various magazines and got to walk in fashion shows for numerous popular brands; from Michael Kors to Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and their likes. She was a Pink contract model in 2008 before she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel the following year. Notably, she consecutively walked in nine Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows from 2007 to 2015.
From ad campaigns to walking in fashion shows, her career has taken her to countries around Europe and across the world. She has also spread her wings to become a designer. Among other things, she recently designed a fashion and accessories collection for Juicy Couture. Behati has appeared in various music videos, series, and films like Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live, Hawaii Five-0, and The City. Through all of this, she has accumulated quite an enormous wealth estimated at $9 million which seems insignificant compared to her husband’s $120 million.
The Model and Her Famous Husband Met Through a Mutual Friend and Began Dating In May 2012
The Levine-Prinsloo relationship began almost as soon as the “Girls Like You” singer parted ways with Anne Vyalitsyna. Their relationship ended in April 2012 and the following month, he was already dating Behati Prinsloo. The two met through a mutual friend and fell in love over email. It is said that Adam was looking for a girl who can take on some action stuff for a music video and was referred to Behati. He reached out to the model through email and that was it.
While Behati didn’t get to play the role, they kept communicating with each other through email and soon realized they were in love. According to the model, it was a natural correspondence that had them looking forward to meeting each other and when they eventually did, it was love at first sight.
They Broke Up For Two Months But Reunited and Got Married In July 2014
About a month after they had started corresponding via email, Behati Prinsloo landed a gig that brought her to Los Angeles and they decided to meet in person. While things were initially awkward, he took her for dinner and they ended up having a great time, talking for hours. Their relationship began there but they would break up in 2013. The breakup only lasted for two months; the model said they realized it was the “worst decision”.
It wasn’t known to the public that they had resumed dating until they announced they were engaged in July 2013. A year later, precisely on the 14th of July 2014, they got married. The event took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, and was witnessed by 275 guests, including actor Jonah Hill who officiated the wedding.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Have a Happy Family Blessed With Two Daughters
Adam and Behati’s union has witnessed over half a decade and there have been no rumors of the couple having marital issues. Despite the busy schedule that comes with their career, the couple has been able to balance their work and family life to avoid friction.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are now parents to two beautiful daughters. About two years after they got married, on the 21st of September 2016, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Dusty Rose Levine. Dusty has been an older sister to Gio Grace Levine since the 15th of February 2018.