Us Weekly: Adam Levine has ‘apologized’ to his exes for treating them like crap


I’m never sure if you guys want me to cover Adam Levine’s engagement and summer wedding. Allegedly, Adam and Behati Prinsloo are going to get married in Mexico very soon, like within the next month. Adam and Behati started dating shortly after he and Anne V broke up, but then Adam and Behati split and he started going out with Nina Agdal. Then, within the span of a week, he dumped Nina (via text) and not only got back with Behati, but they also got engaged. It was a mess, and that backstory doesn’t have me convinced that the marriage to Behati is going to last. Anyway, Us Weekly’s sources say that Adam has been “apologizing” to his exes ahead og his wedding. How passive-aggressive.

Adam Levine wants to go into his marriage with a clean slate. As he preps for his July wedding to model Behati Prinsloo, the Maroon 5 frontman, 35, is reaching out to some of his ex-girlfriends to make amends, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“He apologized for how he treated them,” the insider says of the model-loving Voice mentor, whose former flames include catwalkers Anne Vyalitsyna and Nina Agdal. (Levine famously ended his months-long fling with Agdal by ignoring her calls and then breaking the news of his and Prinsloo’s engagement via text message.)

Another source tells Us, however, that the ladies aren’t quite so keen to let him off the hook.

“They couldn’t care less he wants to make it right,” the second insider says.

Those failed efforts aside, Levine has another idea to show what a changed man he is—and it involves his fiancee, Victoria’s Secret Angel Prinsloo, 25.

“He may get a tattoo of Behati’s name over his heart,” a third source reveals of the serial dater, who once publicly claimed he wasn’t the marrying type. “He wants to make their love permanent on his body!”

Engaged since July 2013, Levine and Prinsloo plan to say “I do” in a wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this summer. As Us previously reported, they’ll then jet off to the model’s native South Africa for a second celebration.

[From Us Weekly]

In case you were wondering if Adam is still a douche… yes. The answer is yes. Unless you are participating in a legit 12-step program, I think it’s terribly passive-aggressive for a man to go to his exes and say, “Hey, remember how I treated you like crap, broke up with you via text and then got engaged one day later? Well, I know you were really hung up on me and you haven’t been able to let it go, so… sorry or whatever.” The truth is that we all know dudes like that. Douchebags!

So, should we give Adam any kind of benefit of the doubt? The thing is, if it came from the heart and he apologized honestly and perhaps did it with a well-written letter, I would be okay with it. But it doesn’t sound like that was the approach. Besides, it’s not even like this crap is ancient history – this just happened like six months ago. Adam hasn’t “changed.” He’s still the same old d-bag. In a new passive-aggressive flavor.



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  1. Mmhmm says:

    God I thought he was so hot until he dyed his hair. How dues he not see how awful that color is?

    • Lucretia says:

      I just can’t even with the hair. There are no words.

      The quote about the tattoo over his heart has a fan-girl waft about it. There is a squeal in that exclamation point. “He wants to make their love permanent on his body!” Ugh.

      And so unoriginal — he’s covered in ink.

      Yes, a true statement of his ego. Ooops – sorry, I meant their love.

    • Lisa says:

      You know what will happen? He will go get that tattoo, on his f-ing chest and then she will marry him and cheat on his ass with someone less hot and more rich and he will be frikken heart broken, like waaaaaaaah! And then he will be dumped and he will get the comeuppance of all the shit he shat on his ex’s. Sorry…but this is how I see the future going for any 35+ year old man who thinks a 25 year old woman is marrying anyone and knowing its for life !

    • Mila says:

      His hair is back to brunette already.

  2. Lizzie says:


    I remember I was 13 when Songs about Jane was released and I crushed HARD on him.
    And now that I’m an adult, I unfortunately gravitate to guys LIKE him.

    I used to think of him as a celebrity shame f**k. But no….even I have a d-bag limit. UGH!

  3. Brin says:

    What a tool…he could be Thicke’s douche brother.

  4. Loopy says:

    He is so incredibly unlikeable.

  5. heidi says:

    And they’re not in a forgiving mood

  6. lauren says:

    If your future husband has to apologize to his ex-girlfriends, because he treated them like crap, you might want to reconsider your wedding plans. But please, go ahead and have your little ceremony before your divorce

  7. AG-UK says:

    He is gross and that hair washes him out. I don’t get the fuss over Behati I would walk right past her on the street on the other hand Anne V is really beautiful. TBH all of the VS girls start to look similar to me.

  8. Bshg says:

    They alledgedely have an open-couple agreement and it sounds plausible to me, otherwise I don’t see how this girl could be so stupid to believe he isn’t getting some on the side.

  9. Kali says:

    Who doesn’t love a good “I’m sorry if you were hurt/offended…” apology? :-/

  10. jinni says:

    The fact that he had his people put this info out to US weekly conveniently around the time that he is not only marrying but also has a movie out (with Keira Knightly) where he plays a douche makes me think this is all damage control for his image and pr for the movie. So in short I ain’t buying it. There is nothing sincere about these “apologizes”.

  11. Talie says:

    I honestly think he’s only going through with this marriage because The Voice changed his image and made him appeal more to Middle America — it made him more of a wholesome brand. So he needs to capitalize on that.

  12. Lara K says:

    She is getting old for a model and needs something else to keep her career going. That’s the only reason to marry him.

    As for the apology, it’s such an obvious publicity move. Clean slate my ass. Just accept you were a douche and try to do better. But don’t expect absolution from those you screwed over!

    Dumb as soup this one.

  13. blue marie says:

    Cause nothing says love like a tattoo, idiot. The bleach for his blonde hair killed his remaining brain cells.

    I think all of his ex’s should write a letter to Behati saying “we’re good, you should be the one that’s worried”

  14. Eleonor says:

    Is he on some fancy program anonyme douches or stuff like that ?

  15. als says:

    I just can’t believe this was his idea, it sounds more like something your fiance makes you do because she wants to ‘rehabilitate’ you. Not pointing fingers here, but if he is a d-bag, what do we call the hot woman marrying him? – a she d-bag?
    IMO, any woman that gets it on with him, deserves all of him and more.

  16. L says:

    When ex’s “apologize” for stuff like this it’s never about who they hurt and making it up to them-it’s still all about them. All about how they think you are still upset over them. All about how they want to look like the “good person”. All about how they feel the need to walk all over someone again.

    Once a douche. Always a douche. He’s gross.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Ha! So true. This reminds of a a$$hat I went to school with – female. Keep in mind we graduated 25 years ago. I was at a football game a few years back with a friend from school. This a$$hat came over to us and asked the girl I was with if she (the a$$hat) was ever mean to her, because she thinks she probably was and wanted to apologize. My friend had the best response ever. She simply asked “Who are you?” The look on the a$$hat’s face revealeved her disappointment in my friend not remembering her or remembering being the target of said a$$hat’s mean-girling/attention-seeking antics.

    • Anne tommy says:

      People’s sexiest man alive. I know . Unbelievable. He’s ghastly.

  17. eliza says:

    Whatever happened to the good old days of keeping your private life private.

    Only a dumb attention whore like Levine would drop hints to the press about these “apologies”. No one cares especially not the women involved. This only makes him look worse.

    Stunt Queen Supreme. LOOK AT MEEEEEEE! I apologized! What a good man I am! *eye roll*.

  18. Ag says:

    has he apologized to the world for that hair color?

  19. Helvetica says:

    When exes do that, it’s usually for their benefit, out of a selfish motive, not because they actually care.

    And by then the other person is totally over it.

  20. Sighs says:

    I’m embarrassed to say that I actually like him. Not for a good time though. Even with 20 full body condoms and a bottle of jack.

  21. K-rock says:

    He has zero appeal IMO. He’s not hot, his personality is just awful, and that HAIR! Ugh.

  22. Mila says:

    I don’t feel sorry for Nina Agdal. She’s the worst. She was dating a guy from The Wanted, she even filmed for that reality they did for E!, she broke up with him to be Levine’s rebound fling, after Levine dumped because Behati accepted him back she went back to the least famous musician. While she was dating she spent a night with DiCaprio, and he has a girlfriend. She hook up with Justin Bieber too.

  23. Christin says:

    It’s truly passive aggressive to contact an ex and basically brag about how current happiness has led to the revelation that an apology is needed. I can immediately think of three guys I knew who boasted of their wonderful engagements and how they hoped others (like single ole me at the time) would find such a superb relationship.

    All three are now divorced.

      • Christin says:

        What’s equally funny (or maybe pathetic) to me is that I can recall almost word for word what each of them said. One said he’d found such a beauty – oh how his friends thought he was so lucky! The other two described at length how they had just never been so happy and things were just perfect. All three got left in the dust within a few years (and each with children involved, sadly).

        I married nearly 15 years ago and never felt compelled to brag about it to exes. I really think that’s Adam’s purpose — to subtly brag how this perfect union has changed his life! For now, at least (lol).

    • You are SO right. There is only one reason someone would ever even THINK to have a conversation like that with an ex, and that is to convince THEMSELVES that everything is great and that they are experiencing bliss. Screw him.

      I’m still waiting for him to apologise to us for that hair. Now THAT is offensive.

  24. Detritus says:

    I smell smug self-congratulation all over this. “Oh, my new super awesome FIANCÉE pointed out I was kind of mean to you, but now that she’s made me a better man I totally regret leading you on. I hope you find a great happiness, just like I have”.
    Imagine him saying fiancée like Rachel from big brother however long ago.

  25. Jayna says:

    Adam, you will never be a Liam Nesson. He was a gentlemen when he dumped women because he’s got class. AndI think also because he ultimately “likes” women, so shows them that respect and not bullshit as it’s ending for him.

  26. Lara K says:

    Ok, now how do you think this marriage will end. ??

    My bet : they will last about a year, in which time she will kick off some side career, then dump his sorry a–. He will then trade in for a newer “model”.

    Any takers on Behati beating him up in public for cheating ? I’d pay good money to see that.

    How do you see it imploding?

  27. Kari says:

    Wow you bitchy much. Before you go slamming him like everyone else maybe you should check to see if it’s true. Many believe story leaked by outside people to stir gossip. If he did apologize good for him. He is admitting he has faults. He’s human. I love Adam and wish him the best.

  28. GreenTurtle says:

    On a random note, Behati is from Namibia, not South Africa.