Adam Levine cops a fair bit of slack for being the only member of Maroon 5 that ever gets to stand in the spotlight. Sorry Adam, the buck stops here! This article is going to be all about your amazing wife Behati Prinsloo Levine.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo met over email, e-introduced by a mutual friend. The Maroon 5 front man was looking for a model to appear in a music video and Behati Prinsloo's name was put forward. Although Behati never ended up appearing in that music video, the pair continued to stay in touch via email and their online friendship began to develop into something more. We know right? Is this just a sexier sequel to 'You've Got Mail' or what! After a month of emailing, Behati had a modelling job in LA and they pair decided it would be a convenient time to meet in the flesh. Behati rocked up the studio where Adam was boxing. “I remember walking in: I opened the door, and it was the classic moment where the light shines into the dark studio and everyone turned to look at me. He had boxing gloves on and he came to hug me—it was so awkward” she recalled in an interview with PorterEdit. It's comforting to know that even Victoria's Secret Models and stars from The Voice can be awkward when it comes to hanging out with an online crush. From the studio they headed out on their first date, dinner at a restaurant, during which they talked for hours.
In May 2012, Behati and Adam started dating. We could hear the entire Internet sigh because Adam Levine had a reputation for being a serial model chaser. And when they couple broke up for two months, it was like the trolls were hanging out on the sidelines saying "here we go again." Thankfully, Behati and Adam soon realised that splitting up was a big mistake. "We broke up for two months, realised that it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and got married. It was a wild ride!" said Behati of their path to wedded bliss.
Let's relive that wild ride again, shall we?
When did Behati and Adam get engaged?
Video: Behati talks about modelling post-baby and how Adam is her ultimate hype man.
Adam Levine proposed to his future wife Behati shortly after they reunited in the wake of their two month split. The singer, who performs live in front of thousands of people on the regular, was so nervous to ask Behati to marry him that he accidentally got down on both knees! Adam retold the proposal story on Live With Kelly & Michael, saying '"Doesn’t matter how certain you think you are. You still get down on that knee and you just get woozy and you’re like, "I’m doing this. Oh my God." And you can’t be confident about it. It’s impossible...I’m a confident person, but I got down on that knee and everything changed immediately. I lost my equilibrium. I had to get on the other one." Despite the slight hiccup, Behati said yes and they announced their engagement in July 2013.
Video: Behati stars in the Maroon 5 music video for the song Animals
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine became wife and husband on 19 July 2014. Funny man Jonah Hill, a firm friend of Adam's, officiated the private ceremony at Flora Farms in Los Cabos. Around 275 guests were in attendance, including other Tinsel Town heavyweights like Robert Downey Jr, Candice Swanepoel and Jason Segel. The newlyweds continued their honeymoon in Mexico and have been inseparable ever since.
On 21 September 2016, Behati gave birth to her and Adam's first daughter, Dusty Rose. And it wasn't long before Dusty Rose became a sister! Nearly a year later, on 13 September 2017, Behati announced that she was pregnant for a second time on her Instagram account (@behatiprinsloo) captioning the shot "Round Two"
Pictured: Behati's pregnancy announcement
When Adam Levine next appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, he revealed that to the ecstatic audience that he and his wife were having another daughter. On 15 February 2018, Behati gave birth to little Gio Grace.
Video: Adam Levine reveals the gender of his second child on The Ellen Degeneres Show
Let's dive further into Behati Prinsloo herself and her dazzling career thus far.
1. Is Behati Prinsloo a Victoria's Secret model?
Yes! Behati began working the catwalk for Victoria's Secret in 2009. Since then she has walked in nine consecutive VS Fashion Shows, two of which she opened for (2014 and 2015)
2. Where is Behati Prinsloo from?
Behati's nationality is Namibian. She was born in South Africa but raised in Grootfontein, Namibia. Behati's ethnicity is Afrikaans, and her big break came when she was on holiday with her grandparents in Cape Town as teenager. "We went to the grocery store after church and this guy came up to me and asked if I was a model and wrote his number on a piece of paper..." Behati said.
3. Who are Behati Prinsloo's parents?
Pictured: A childhood photo of a young Behati with her mother
Behati's parents are Louis Francois 'Boet' Prinsloo, who is a church minister, and Magda Prinsloo who runs a B&B.
4. How old is Behati Prinsloo?
Behati was born on 16 May 1988, making her age 31 years old.
5. Behati Prinsloo's wedding ring
Behati's wedding band is a vintage-inspired, 1930s style piece which appears to include pave diamonds. Her engagement ring and her wedding band don't sit flush, so it's nice to see someone bucking that trend and making it look super chic.
Pictured: Another shot of Behati's bling, taken from the supermodel's own Instagram.
6. What is Behati Prinsloo's net worth?
According to Celebs Net Worth Today, Behati's net worth is approximately $12 million. Behati has been a high fashion model since she debuted as a Pradu/Miu Miu exclusive in 2006, and is now regarded as a supermodel in her own right. She designed her own swimsuit capsule collection, 'Behati Loves Pink', for Victoria's Secret in 2010 and is also a philanthropist. In the wake of the horrific earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, Behati fundraised in collaboration with organisation LakayPam, who are devoted to helping children in developing nations. When Behati visited Haiti a year later, she was accompanied by a small camera crew, and the resulting footage was the short film 'Letters to Haiti'.
7. Behati's measurements
Behati's height: 1.79 metres
Behati's eye colour: Green
Behati's hair colour: Blonde
8. Does Behati Prinsloo have a tattoo?
Behati has at least four small tattoos that we know of.
- A series of dots on her finger
- Some circles and dots on her neck
- Writing on her ribs, three rows of text which read "you're so cool"
- Her daughter's name 'Dusty' inked on her left forearm in what could be Dusty's own handwriting.
9. Is Behati Prinsloo pregnant?
Pictured: Awaiting Gia Grace's arrival back in January 2018
Behati did not appear pregnant during her latest appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show and we've heard no word on the subject from either her or Adam Levine. If they are expecting, the celebrity couple may be keeping it private. However, Behati did have two babies within two years, she might be giving her body a well deserved break.
10. Has Behati Prinsloo ever posed nude or topless?
Behati is very comfortable with her body, and shared her beautiful maternity images with her fans on her Instagram account. The tasteful black and white photos show the model for the natural beauty she is.
11. What are Behati Prinsloo's biggest fashion statements?
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Behati has an eclectic, bold sense of style. She alternates between high fashion, tomboy function and her Angel wings with ease. She wears a lot of 90s style garments, and is equally comfortable in a bikini as she is in safari gear.
12. Is Behati Prinsloo on Instagram?
Yes, you can follow Behati on Instagram at @behatiprinsloo