Adam Levine knows he has a reputation for being a man whore. However, he has an explanation: He was raised by mostly women (and a gay brother) and just loves the female form so much.
There’s no denying that Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is super duper hot, but we always figured he was a player obsessed with sex. Turns out we’re right, but The Voice judge said it’s only because he’s “terrified of being alone” and loves women so much.
“I’ve always felt a little misrepresented in the world,” he explained to the magazine. “I felt like people only knew me as a singer who dated pretty girls. A little bit of a bimbo. Maybe I was kind of a bimbo… I was the dude that was naked all the time with girls, and that’s fine, no problem with that. But I wanted to create a little balance. When [The Voice] came around, I thought, ‘People now know that I have a brain.'”
The Los Angeles native has romanced a whole bevy of beautiful Hollywood starlets, including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and — most recently — Russian Victoria’s Secret model Anne V. He’s also dated mere mortals, like cocktail server Rebecca Ginos.
“We had sex the first night we met,” he told Howard Stern of Ginos. Classy. Still, Levine’s not a pig, according to him.
“There are two kinds of men. There are men who are f*****g misogynist pigs, and then there are men who really love women, who think they’re the most amazing people in the world. And that’s me,” he explained to Details. “Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much.”
Uh huh. He expanded on his theory, adding that his love of females — and their attached vaginas — comes from his family.
“One of my theories on why I’m so capable of understanding women is that after my parents split, my mom moved in with her brother’s ex-wife — my aunt — who was also newly single,” he told the magazine. “So I was living in a house with two jilted women, plus my cousin, who’s more like my sister, and my brother, Michael, who we eventually find out is gay. Just the estrogen alone… You know when you’re 14 and terrified to talk to a girl? I didn’t suffer much from that. It seemed very natural to me to talk to girls.”
We expect Levine to rebound back into the dating pool quickly since Anne V. “blindsided” him with the breakup and is now rumored to be dating perpetual teenager Jared Leto. Will he go public with future girlfriends? He’s iffy about it.
“Publicizing a relationship is dicey to me,” he said. “I don’t think any relationship responds well to pressure. We’re both under so much pressure to begin with. Why not keep this beautiful island of distraction to ourselves?”
Don’t lie, Adam: You’ll flaunt her all you can — as long as she’s not Jennifer Love Hewitt.