Maroon 5’s Adam Levine is the face of success. The 35 year-old singer fronts one of the biggest band’s on the planet, he’s a star of the hit NBC TV show The Voice and, oh, by the way, he’s married to a super model.
But Levine told People magazine recently that before all of the glory, Adam’s youth was more akin to a “hormonal disaster,” one that he doesn’t remember all that fondly:
“It’s a gross time. It’s just gross. You’re changing. You’re transforming. You’re questioning yourself and you’re not sure who you are,” Levine dished to People. “You’re getting hair on your chest, your voice is changing, you can’t control anything and you’re a hormonal disaster.”
But if the Maroon 5 front man could offer any advice to his younger self, it would be this:
“I probably would have told myself when I was pubescent and sprouting things out of places I didn’t want to be sprouting, ‘Listen, buddy, it’s gonna work out. I can’t tell you the details, but it’s gonna be great. You’re going to be happier than you can even imagine.'”
Not everything for Levine and Maroon 5 have been smiles lately. The band is under fire from several women’s groups for their controversial new video for the hit single “Animals”. As reported by Inquisitr, “Animals” has been blasted by sexual assault support groups including The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) for glamorizing stalking.
Ironically enough, just weeks before the video for the Maroon 5 song was even shot, Adam told Ryan Seacrest on his syndicated radio show that he knew the video was going to generate buzz one way or the other:
“[‘Animals’] is going to be something to talk about, let’s just put it that way. It’s going to be dark.”
And while the video has received some unlikely support from the likes of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) because the slaughter house it was shot at puts the meat packing industry in full view of the public’s eye, the overall tone surrounding the Maroon 5 song has not been favorable.
Still, Adam Levine certainly has more important things to dwell on, like the question of whether he and supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo will ever end up having kids of their own someday. Adam emphatically told Seacrest that the answer is an absolute yes:
“We’re definitely going to do it. I want to have 100 kids. I want to have more kids than would be socially responsible,” Levine said. “I don’t know when we’re going to do it. We can’t do it right now. I think it’s absolutely in the works for some future date.”