Behati Prinsloo discusses everything from Victoria’s Secret to falling in love with husband Adam Levine in a new interview with NET-A-PORTER’s weekly digital magazine, PorterEdit.
Prinsloo, 30, married Levine, 39, in a secret ceremony in Mexico in 2014 after the pair dated for two years. The couple now live in L.A. with their daughters, two-year-old Dusty and 11-month-old Gio.
The model explains to the mag that she and Levine first hit it off over email and that it was “love at first sight” when they eventually met.
“Adam was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, ‘You should meet Behati,’ so he emailed me asking if I could do it. I ended up not doing it but we kept emailing each other. It was such a natural correspondence that we kind of fell in love over email.
“A month later, I went to L.A. for a job and that was the first time we met in person. 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.
“[Adam] had boxing gloves on and he came to hug me – it was so awkward. Then he took me for dinner and we talked for hours and had the best time. It was love at first sight, it was crazy.”
Prinsloo explains how much of a roller-coaster ride their early relationship was.
“We broke up for two months, realized that it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and got married. It was a wild ride!”
The star then talks about taking a two-year hiatus from the Victoria’s Secret show to have her two daughters, insisting she was excited to return to the runway in November 2018.
“I did the Victoria’s Secret show eight months after I had Gio. I felt so empowered. I was like, ‘I can do this, I have two kids.’ It was a beautiful journey; I loved being pregnant and I enjoyed getting back to work.
“I didn’t feel under pressure to get back in shape [after having children]. I got pregnant [with Gio] seven months after I had my first baby. I’ve been modelling for 15 years and when I got pregnant I didn’t want to do anything, I wanted to enjoy my time. I really liked being pregnant and not working. No one pressured me to return to work, not even Victoria’s Secret, who I was under contract with – they never asked me when I was going to be back.”