Adam Levine: ‘People think that I keep pooh-poohing marriage, but I love it’

Adam Levine

I have a brief confession to make — even after covering several Adam Levine stories on this site, I’d never really listened to a Maroon 5 song. However and since a nameless source (who shall not be humiliated) once described Levine’s musical style to me as “sexy, skinny rocker boy,” I just assumed his stuff was at least as “rock ‘n’ roll” as 30 Seconds to Mars (which isn’t saying much, but still). Wrong.

Curiousity got the better of me not too long ago, and after finally performing a YouTube search I realized that Adam Levine is directly responsible for this terribly annoying song (“One More Night”) that plays at the gym on near-constant rotation as well as this particular song (“Moves Like Jagger”) that rocks slightly bit harder as far as pop music goes. Now I realize that Adam Levine isn’t a “rock star” at all, and I’m on to all of you who believe otherwise.

But back to the gossip grind. Levine is a known modelizer who recently made the big switch from VS to SI models, and that’s okay. I don’t begrudge him getting some fly tail if the girls are willing. He even seemed rather lucid about his preferences and eternal bachelorhood while telling Nylon Guys “If you don’t get married, you can’t get divorced.” Now Levine has sat down with Oprah to promote The Voice, and he has suddenly changed his tune by admitting that he does eventually want to settle down and get married. What has possessed him to feel this way? He’s inspired by Blake Shelton’s inevitable disaster of a marriage to Miranda Lambert. Oh boy:

Adam Levine

Marriage is not out of the question for Adam Levine just yet. In a new interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter that airs Sunday, June 2, the Maroon 5 frontman opened up about his rockstar lifestyle and his plans to settle down.

Joined by his fellow Voice mentor and friend, Blake Shelton, the 33-year old revealed that marriage is on his radar — especially while seeing how successful Shelton’s two-year marriage is to his singer wife, Miranda Lambert.

“Hearing Blake talk about [marriage], it’s great,” he explained. “I’m a fan of marriage. People think that I keep pooh-poohing marriage, but I love it.”

In fact, the “Love Somebody” singer says he hopes to tie the knot in the future.

“I want to probably be married at some point,” he said, noting that he’s not in a big rush.

He continued, “I don’t feel pressure to get married. I think that when it’s time, it’s going to be obvious and I’m going to do it and I’m going to really enjoy it.”

[From Us Weekly]

I can only imagine that Levine is either deluded into thinking that Blake and Miranda really do have a great marriage, or Levine wants to model himself after the dude who quasi-reassuringly lets his wife snoop his phone but keeps another phone nearby for booty calls. Yep, the latter is definitely the case.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine

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  1. Joiq says:

    Their debut album,Songs about Jane, is so good. I prefer that to any of their newer stuff. And I believe Adam when he says he’s not opposed to marriage. The way I see it is that he’ll get older and the girls he dates will not. So I don’t think he’s too worried about it.

    • Adrien says:

      Agree. Songs about Jane was awesome. One More Night sounds like a rejected “Ace of Base” song though.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah I mean, I was never a fan but my ex had the first album and I thought it wasn’t bad at all.

      Everything after that sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me though.

      • Lisa 88 Keys says:

        Songs about Jane was an awesome album. I really thought at the time that they would be even bigger than they are now. That being said, you guys are right…. Everything since is too generic and lame.

    • Hakura says:

      I agree, regarding ‘Songs About Jane‘. I really loved most of the songs on that album (which happens rarely for me). But aside from the song ‘Makes Me Wonder‘ from the album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long‘, I haven’t liked anything else of their’s/his.

      The guy is just an arrogant ass to the extreme.

  2. polkasox says:

    I don’t see why people like his voice. I think he sounds like a muppet when singing.

  3. lisa says:

    his success fascinates me

    his voice is nothing special and he looks like someone from a hep c brochure from the free clinic

    • Hakura says:

      HAH. That he does, lisa, that he does.

      (I was going to say ‘Burrrrnnn~!’, but then your comment made me think of it in an STD-related context, which caused me to think ‘Ewww.’, so I decided against it xD

    • Kosmos says:

      I figure I’m in the minority, but honestly, I don’t think Levine is very attractive….why do most women feel that he is? I just don’t see it here, no way….I must make a point to listen to some of his music as well, although the few things I’ve heard did not make him a rock star God in my eyes.

  4. aims says:

    He needs to get over himself. If he wants to hear about healthy, strong happy marriage stories my feeling is don’t go to Blake. Just saying.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I actually agree with what he’s saying here. I’m not in a rush to get married either. I don’t know…I respect a guy who waits until he finds the right person so much more that those that rush into marriage before they’re ready, only to end up having an affair. I don’t begrudge the guy for being a modelizer if that’s his thing.

    • Hakura says:

      I’ve never been in any hurry to get married, myself. I guess we can give him some credit in that he intends to stay officially ‘single’ while he has all his little flings.

      But I agree w/Joiq, above: “The way I see it is that he’ll get older and the girls he dates will not. So I don’t think he’s too worried about it.

  6. Tammy says:

    He is trying to change his image these days, from being on The Voice, having a cologne, a fashion line with Kmart and developing projects for NBC etc. When the Songs from Jane album came out I did not like Maroon 5, thought Adam was a complete dirtbag. He just looked dirty and now I am starting to like him more and more, lol. I always thought of him as a cocky little bug but after listening to him on The Voice and other interviews, there is more to him than what he has projected in the past. I don’t care that he dates models and I am not sure why anyone does. It’s his prerogative. And I imagine that if he does wait to get married and sows his wild oats, he will enjoy being married. As far as Blake goes, I believe he loves his wife and does enjoy being married to her. I’m not sure if he cheats or not, I follow him on Twitter and he is hilarious. Whenever he talks about his wife, his face lights up, so I am hoping their marriage does work out.

  7. Helvetica says:

    Adam, don’t feel like you have to justify your opinions. The fact is, marriage isn’t for everyone.

  8. Stevie says:

    I have to admit that Maroon 5 are my guilty (really guilty) pleasure and I also am sure that Adam Levine is not the faithful type but I don’t understand the criticism of him. He’s single so he can do whatever he wants. If someone wanted a relationship with him they would be crazy! He’s honest about who he is, which is far better than being a guy who wants a ‘serious’ relationship but then cheats on that partner with anyone and everyone!

  9. LaurieH says:

    I don’t mind Maroon 5. Is their talent on par with, say, Queen? No, but they have a few songs that I really enjoy. I also don’t mind Adam Levine. He is who he is – cut from the same cloth as Leo DiCaprio and George Clooney. Not all guys want to married (nor do all women). I don’t actually believe him when he says he might get married someday if he happens to meet the right person. I think it’s just one of those things people say because they think they’re supposed to say it (like women who don’t really want babies saying that they might have babies someday if they happen to meet the right person). It’s just something people say to make other people shut up.

  10. Emily C. says:

    He’s full of it, trying to appeal to the Oprah crowd. He’s a pop star who doesn’t want to get married. Big whoop. Lots of people don’t want to get married, and they don’t even have the disincentives for marrying that he does.

    I didn’t have an opinion on him before, never heard his music or anything. Now I have an opinion on him, and it’s that he’s a massive faker. Blech.

  11. Really?! He used the words, “pooh poohing”? Hot Damn there’s nothing sexier! I kid, I hope, obviously. Get his nose out of Blake’s trying way to hard ass! I used to worship him after Songs about Jane. What a stereotypical sell out, let down!