Adam Levine on Jennifer Love Hewitt wanting to date him: “that was aggressive”

When Jennifer Love Hewitt declared on Ellen earlier this month that she was hoping to date the newly-single Adam Levine, a lot of us shook our heads. Conventional wisdom (which isn’t always right, but still) dictates that you play it cool when you want a guy to like you and somehow get his interest without making it clear that you’re dying to date him. I don’t believe that women should never ask men out, I just think that asking a famous guy out on a national television show is kind of recipe for rejection. Well that’s pretty much what happened, unsurprisingly. Levine previously called Love Hewitt’s admissionvery flattering and very sweet” with the subtext being that he wouldn’t take her up on it. Well Levine was on Ellen today and when Ellen pressed him on the issue he said “no” without using that word. Slick playas like Adam know just how to slide out of something without hitting you over the head with it. Here’s what happened, thanks to US Weekly:

“I heard about that. That was aggressive,” Levine joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday. “It was really sweet and flattering. Beautiful life, you know, when a beautiful woman says nice things about you.”

When host Ellen DeGenres, 54, offered to set them up, Levine laughed and said, “I’m cool.” The musician, after all, is still recovering from his recent breakup with Sports Illustrated model Anne Vyalitsyna.

While one source previously told Us Weekly that Levine was “blindsided” and “heartbroken” by his breakup with Vyalitsyna, another explained that he “wasn’t ready” to marry her. Levine further explained his hesitancy to settle down in Paper’s May issue.

“I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it I want to know it,” he said. “I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I’m not just going to leap into it, because that’s not good for anybody.”

[From US Weekly]

I like how Levine was like “that was aggressive,” and then recovered nicely by throwing some compliments in there and going with the “flattering” angle again. He knows what he’s doing. In terms of the “study marriage” stuff he said in that other interview, sure. That’s guy code for “no way am I getting tied down.” I bet that even if he finds THE model who doesn’t put up with his crap and drives him crazy, he’ll knock her up before he marries her. He just seems like the type who isn’t about to make it official no matter what.

Love Hewitt hopefully won’t be too heartbroken. She’s probably hooking up with her co-star Colin Egglesfield now, and is over her infatuation with Adam. At least until Colin realizes that she leaked the news of their romance to the press. Or maybe he’s the type to eat up the publicity. He normally doesn’t get much.

Here’s Love Hewitt with her bff Rebecca Field at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation benefit on 4-22-12. credit: GG/FameFlynet Pictures. She’s also seen out on 4-18 in LA outside a TV studio. (Fuschia jacket.) Credit: Greg Tidwell,

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  1. Hubbahun says:

    He’s an arrogant twat – clearly he can’t cope with a confident woman. Why shouldn’t she say she likes him? This isn’t the Middle Ages FFS.

    • cassius. says:

      i agree.

    • jermsmom says:

      Honestly, I always thought he was a douchebag until I started watching The Voice this year and I have to admit my original opinion has changed somewhat. While I do think he is arrogant I also think he does have a lot of sensitivity left. I think he handled the question from Ellen in the best way possible. Face it, JLH was aggressive and a bit presumptious to make that comment on national television. Clearly she isn’t his type and anyone with any sense would know that about themselves. I thought he handled it very well.

      • jermsmom says:

        oh, and I forgot to add – I think with someone like JLH you probably have to be a bit…blunt?

      • Jayna says:

        I agree. I think he is a great judge, and gets very emotional. I love that he and Blake have become buddies off camera, for some reason, both different.

        He loves young models. Who cares? Don’t most rockers. I do love what the show has done for him. ’90s bands was my era, and I love that this has given his band a push, instead of some of the crap that is out there now.

    • Zvonk says:

      Absolutely nothing wrong with taking the first step. But she should have asked him out directly, instead of on TV in front of millions of viewers.

      I think that JLove probably got her people to contact Adam’s people to arrange a hook-up. It didn’t work, so she tried the on-air approach, possibly thinking that he’d be embarrassed into behaving like a gentleman and ask her out. Hell, she probably got the idea from those military personnel who asked out Kunis and Timberlake.

    • leelee says:

      Hell to the YES, Hubbahun! Levine IS an arrogant twat. What JLove did on Ellen was sweet, honest, but totally stupid given the object of her affection. Levine is a notorious man-ho who usually changes bed partners more frequently than he does his boxers.

      • SolitaryAngel says:

        Hubbahun, there ISN’T a thing in the world wrong with a confident woman approaching any man–however, please do not confuse confident with desperate/needy! Which JLove so clearly is.

        She probably heard about what he told Ellen and is now excited about her chances…”OMG he totally thinks I’m beautiful!!!”
        *squeals* into the plethora of stuffed animals on her bed

      • Mel says:

        What??! Give Adam a break!! He hust broke up! JLH was stupid and Adam was sweet atferwards.

    • Vibius says:

      How was this strong and not desperate/creepy?

  2. Agnes says:

    i can’t believe people are still bringing this up to him. haha

  3. Alexis says:

    JLove really needs to STFU when it comes to dating, her love life, or other people’s love lives. She obviously comes across as too desperate to play it cool.

  4. ladybert62 says:

    She sounds desperate; he sounds uninterested in her.

  5. Sam says:

    Is she doing “fat friend, skinny friend” in the pictures? I would hope not, but I don’t put it past her…

    • Roma says:

      Her “fat friend” is an actress as well, though I can’t really remember what I’ve seen her on.

      But I totally questioned if JLH was pulling that game.

      • anon33 says:


      • ZenB!tch says:

        I googled her – she’s been a guest star or character actress on a lot of stuff. Ironically, nothing with JLove in it. Smart girl.

        As someone who is not so thin herself, I was wondering if she was going to ride the Melissa McCarthy wave.

        Wouldn’t it be great if she ended up eclipsing JLove – yeah I don’t like JLove and I wouldn’t put it past her to play fat friend/skinny friend – the problem is – she isn’t that much better looking considering.

        Her hair has to go!

  6. Maguita says:

    1- Adam only dates models. Young models, and never one with more curves than he has!

    2- JLove is starting to sound like a horny-desperate housewife. Saying she is boy-crazy is too soft core for her raging libido.

    3- Adam is a known douchebag, and JLove has already dated the douchebag extraordinaire par excellence: Jamie Kennedy. One in a lifetime is more than enough.

    Hopefully, this will help Jennifer tone it down a bit. There is a HUGE difference between taking charge of your sexuality, and looking like a desperate sexaholic. God, I’m a tad too bitchy today. But I’m not apologizing.

    • lola lola says:

      So right on! The first thing I thought when I heard her comments was “she’s way too old for him!”..and I also agree, I wish she would shut up. It makes her sound desperate but then again, she isn’t getting much press at that time so maybe it was just a cry for attention–that worked very well….I do find her to turning into something sad though….

  7. LisaMarie says:

    She’s so pretty, but she reeks of desperation. That’s not attractive to ANYONE.

  8. Irina says:

    Kim K is clearly her style icon! with those in-your-face-boobs trapped in countless bondage dresses, endless extensions and lashes so long they probably scratch her forehead. we can literally cut Jennifer’s face from that pink and black ensemble and paste Kim’s – nobody would notice.

  9. cara says:

    This chick’s always comes off desperate. I don’t think she realizes that Party of Five isn’t on anymore and she isn’t still the teen queen she once was.

  10. mln76 says:

    He’s an arrogant douchebag who only dates 23 year old models and she’s desperate and dumb as a doorknob. Neither one of them comes out of this thing looking good.

    • merc says:

      That sums it up. She shouldn’t have gone there, and the only thing he’s “studying” is the latest VS catalog.

  11. Tiffany27 says:

    Does she have girl friends? Why haven’t any of them sat her down and told her to stop? She is in desperate need of a woman to woman conversation.

    • Rio says:

      God, I can only imagine that it would just be exhausting to be her friend. It’d be like being stuck in 7th grade, year after year.

      • Leticia says:


      • anon33 says:

        I have a friend who is exactly like this, and yes, it is exactly like being in seventh grade every day, and we’re in our 30s!
        It’s gotten so bad that my other BFF and I have decreased the time we spend with her because it’s just SO EXHAUSTING to do so. Every single conversation is completely dominated by her, telling stories of drama and desperation, and we find ourselves not even able to enter into any of the conversations anymore. And if we do, she immediately re-directs it back to her drama. It’s sad. 🙁

    • ZenB!tch says:

      You can only try. Girls like this who have their identity all wrapped up in being part of a couple just don’t listen. Still I’d rather be her friend than Kate Hudson’s – JLove doesn’t seem like the man stealing type.

      Not that I know if Kate has ever done that but she SEEMS like the type.

  12. maggiegrace says:


  13. Franny says:

    whats up with her and those tiny purses?

    I also want to take out her extensions, take off her fake eyelashes, put her in a cute A-line dress and send her on her way. These “trends of the moment” looks are not working for her.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      She has “no eyes” without fake lashes. She isn’t being trendy.

      Go and look at some old Ghost Whisperer episodes. She has so many lashes on. This was way before they were trendy. She did have better hair when she was on GW.

      I kept screaming about them back when I could stomach that show.

      I don’t know why but I’m a total JLove hater so I kind of gleefully thought how ugly she would look without them.

  14. Talie says:

    Good for Anne for not putting up with this “study marriage” BS.

    • Leticia says:

      spot on!

    • Mark says:

      Good for Adam Levine to get rid of that Anne V, a well-known famechaser!!!

      • ZenB!tch says:

        What does an old dude who dates 23 year olds expect? Undying love? I always laugh when they get dumped and they are shocked that it was all about the fame or the money or the power. It’s not like THEY were dating the model for her wit and personality.

        Since I find all these deluded old people entertaining – thankfully for my amusement the women do it now too… Hi Demi!

  15. Quinn says:

    Why do so many women seem to get extensions, and then not color the whole shebang so the hair blends better? If you can tell where your real hair ends and your extensions begin, what is the point??

  16. Juno says:

    He’s so smoking hot, I would be his servant if I knew I had the tiniest chance! GOD!

  17. Nessie says:

    I remember asking guys out and they were always flattered and surprised that I took the initiative. Unless you set yourself up and ask a guy who is secretly very male chauvinistic or someone who only dates a certain type of woman (like Levine). You need to understand who you’re dealing with before you put yourself out there.

    What are your experiences with asking a guy out on a date? Was it appreciated or were you considered desparate??

    BTW the top picture of Levine and Hewitt smiling at (pining for) him is hilarious

    • Tiffany says:

      I have complemented guys and have asked them out. It has been a mixed bag. They are the one who are adult and say they are flattered but are not interested. That is fine and you know not to waste your time. Then there are ones who all of a sudden have a girlfriends and just become absolute a-holes.There are also the ones who complain about no quality girls out there and when are asked out are still not satified because the smart and funny girl does not look like a supermodel. I am in my early 30s and this is till an issue. I see it the ones to avoid. Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there and let the chips fall where they may.

  18. Loulou says:

    How boring it must be to be an American woman if you can’t say what you want, especially when it’s harmless, and have to behave by a code of conduct. Lame.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      You do it in private, if you are so inclined, not on a TV show.

      If I were Adam, I would have thought it was a joke and not serious.

  19. Leticia says:

    She has no self-awareness and no self-control. Next she will be calling out Tim Tebow.

  20. Jayna says:

    I saw an interview yesterday where he said nothing nice about it when asked. Just kind of was deadpan face and when pushed and the interviewer said, haven’t you seen her on the billboard around town for the show in the promo for her show in a negligee, she’s hot, he never responded that she was and just said he loved to wear lingere in bed, making a joke about himself. Not even a comment that he was flattered or she was hot or nada. LOL

  21. mymy says:

    How many people in Hollywood have done the same. Heck Gisele did it on a late night talk show about Tom Brady.So what. He is mad because he thinks he is better than that. And he can’t believe anyone would dare mention it to him. Vain little man

  22. buckley says:

    Fat cheeked douche.

  23. Sandra says:

    Well, Adam is clearly embarrassed by this JLH case…Give him a break! He just got rid of that model-hungry-for-attenttion Anne and I bet he was very disappointed by her in a certain point of their relationship. Their break-up was so weird for those (like me) that used to follow them on twitter. I think Adam wants to be alone for a moment.

  24. TXCinderella says:

    Stay away from the rock musicians Jennifer, they will break your heart! Adam Levine is way too full of himself, and he is probably a jerk in real life anyway. At least he was honest about not wanting to get married anytime soon. He just wants to chase supermodel tail right now…kinda like Leo. Those two won’t settle down until their looks start fading and they are no longer relevant in the industry.

  25. Penguin says:

    I would never chase a man. All the men I’ve been with have pursued me. Men like the chase, if u take that away they lose interest. They dnt want some1 who comes across easy & desperate.

  26. Jordan says:

    He handled it well for being put on the spot.

  27. Kelly says:

    What’s the big deal? She said she liked him so what? She could do better anyways.

  28. Tiffany says:

    Kaiser, Bedhead, and CB. Are one of you going to write about how the band The Wanted calling Christina rude and a bitch on a radio program today. What the what!

  29. Riri says:

    So a woman cannot show an interest in 2012?

    All women have to play shy and uninterested and only guys can pursue women?

    He should get over himself. I guess that’s why he only dates models and other vapid fame-w-hores. He cannot handle a real woman and is probably threatened by a woman who is opinionated etc.

    and as for the “he’ll knock her up before he marries her.”- you mean someone will get prego to trap him/ get him to pay child support, rather than- he would CHOOSE to become a father.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      …I almost split my sides laughing…JLH is a “real woman”…..Um. Yeah. OK. If by “real woman” you mean a vapid, uncontrollably desperate moron.

      • riri says:

        The point here was not JLH. The point was his reaction to a woman who showed an interest in him and how primitive he comes across.

  30. misstrishm says:

    I can’t help but giggle when I read Adam Levine/rock star. LOL. He’s anything but a rock star. And JLH please get your hair trimmed.

  31. ViktoryGin says:

    Interesting. I wasn’t under the impression that she was serious. I thought it was all tongue in cheek.

    Hae to burst any feminist bubbles, but most men outside of the Western world don’t care for aggressive women. Fact. Sorry. It screws with their sense of gender roles.

    • riri says:

      All parties concern live in the Western world so how the norms in other societies have anything to do with that?

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I don’t know if SHE was kidding but if I were him, I would totally think it was a joke or a being called out and not knowing what to say thing.

  32. Frayed_Edges says:

    People like Adam Levine will have women (groupies mostly) throwing themselves at him all the time – so I doubt he’s ‘flattered’ probably more embarrassed but glad of the free publicity, thanks very much Jen.

    A celebrity relationship played out on a chat show is always going to be a bit odd anyway – would the Ellen camera crew want to go along on their first date?!

    Also, to be fair to him, he has JUST broken up with someone. I think it would be a bit disrespectful to his ex for him to say anything other than ‘No’ to Jennifer.

  33. hina says:

    Adam is wise, I think for most men it would be better that they are not tied down by one woman as they are a handful.

  34. Kara Ann says:

    JLH does do absolutely pathetic things when it comes to men. It’s sad but, also, kinda funny and endearing…in a, she-just-doesn’t-get-it way. Eventually, she’ll find someone b/c honestly her standards don’t seem to be that high. If she had the real confidence to match her looks, she’d be unstoppable. If she was a grade A dyed in the wool beyotch, men would be falling over each other to get to her BUT she just doesn’t get it.

  35. foozy says:

    he screwed up! what he did was horrible! all he had to do was thank her for her interest. this guy seems like such a douche. BTW he’s gay

    • Sonia says:

      BTW he’s not gay. He has dated half Hollywood girls for God’s sake! And I he was clearly embarrassed in this JLH situation. He just broke up.

  36. Syl says:

    Poor Adam Levine! He has got so much attention and ….envy of course. Take care man!