Adam Levine may be best known for his work with Maroon 5 or as a judge on The Voice, but these days he has a new line on his resume: Smitten stay-at-home dad to daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.
The singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared what he's been up to since leaving The Voice a few months ago.
"I do miss it, but I also don't miss how much I had to work," Adam tells Ellen "I was just constantly working for so many years—very lucky, very fortunate, very blessed and all that, but [I wanted] to be able to spend time in this moment with my new, young family, and just have the greatest time ever. Now I'm just like a stay-at-home dad. I just stay home and do very little. It's great."
It's wonderful that Adam is able to step aside from his very demanding job to enjoy full-time fatherhood, and he's clearly head-over-heels in love with his daughters. We love that he's rocking the stay-at-home dad title, but we also wish Adam would give himself (and all the other stay-at-home parents out there) more credit. Because if there's one thing we know, it's this: Stay-at-home parents are doing aren't doing very little. Actually, they're doing a whole lot.
Adam and his wife, Behati Prinsloo presumably have help with their kids, sure. But when you get right down to it, being a stay-at-home parent is demanding no matter how many hands you have on deck. And as Ellen points out during their chat, Adam is a very hands-on father.
Of course, there's something societal at work happening here. We've finally reached a place where we can appreciate and celebrate motherhood for the incredibly hard, completely consuming thing it is...but we haven't quite reached that point where fatherhood is concerned. Here's what we say: Mothers and fathers have a lot on their plates, whether they work, stay home, or do some combination of both. And while Adam may not have his Voice paycheck or rigorous recording schedule at the moment, he's still pulling his weight in a major way just by being with this kids.
Then again, maybe he's just loving this time with his children so much, he hasn't quite recognized all the work he's doing just yet. "I'm obsessed with them," the star says of his daughters. "I know that's a good thing, because they're my children…that's why I don't do much, because I love hanging [out with them]. I genuinely adore them in a way that I never knew I could adore any little person."