Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo:
CAREER TURMOIL, ON TOP OF THE TRAGIC DEATH OF A FRIEND, HAS SENT ADAM LEVINE SPIRALING. HIS WIFE IS GROWING DISCONTENT.
Trouble in Paradise The pair are on the brink following two years of lows for the moody Maroon 5 singer.
"He's being Mr. Moody. It’s caused friction.” — a friend tells Star
ADAM Levine has had a difficult couple of years, and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, is feeling it. The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach has become a “total nightmare” to live with, a source tells Star, because of his rollercoaster moods. The model is reportedly desperate for a fresh start for her and Adam and their two young daughters, Dusty Rose, almost 3, and Gio Grace, 18 months.
In May the couple decided to sell their 10,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion — after inhabiting and renovating the palace for just a year — to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi for $45 million. “The sale doesn’t bode well for Adam and Behati,” the source says. “They only lived in the place for a year, so it must’ve been bad for it to seem so tarnished.” Seeking a change driven by Adam, the couple are said to be moving into the former home of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in Pacific Palisades.
SERIES OF SETBACKS
Adam’s dark moods started back in 2017, when his beloved manager, Jordan Feldstein, brother of Jonah Hill, died unexpectedly of a blood clot in his leg. “They were like brothers, and Adam has mourned him as if he were family,” a source says. “Behati tried her best to help him through his grief, but the whole thing was an awful shock to his system.” Things went from bad to worse for Adam after his much-slammed Super Bowl halftime show this year. “He’s a very proud guy, so when he was roasted for the Super Bowl appearance, he took it to heart,” the insider says. Then in May, after difficult negotiations, Adam announced he’d be exiting The Voice, the hit show he helped launch 16 seasons ago. The consecutive lows of late have been “hugely stressful,” and the tension on their marriage is palpable.
A NEW START?
Between moving his family to a new neighborhood in L.A. and departing The Voice, Adam’s determined to reinvent himself, sources say. But where does that leave Behati? While she’s been endlessly supportive and is trying to remain patient, friends say, she’s feeling neglected and discontent. “She’s suffered almost as much as he has from the latest lows in his life. She hoped that when he came out of it, he’d focus more attention on her, but so far, no dice.”
Sources worry that the distance created could spell disaster for the couple. “It feels like a lot is changing between them, and they’re headed on different paths,” says one. “But everyone’s hoping they can ride out this bad patch — and soon.”