Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine got down on bended knee and gallantly asked for the hand of Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo last weekend. The vintage engagement ring, which was designed in the 1930s and reportedly reflects the model’s eclectic personal style, features an oval diamond solitaire in a delicately embellished platinum setting.
According to the 24-year-old Namibian-born beauty, Levine picked out the ring himself and formally called her dad for his blessing before surprising Prinsloo with the proposal. “It was serious, it was very old school,” Prinsloo told ET Canada.
When the paparazzi spied her at a cafe on Wednesday, the resulting photos told a story of a young woman who was mesmerized by her new engagement ring. Picture after picture showed her staring at the ring.
Later, she told reporters that she loved the ring but hadn’t gotten used to the sparkling new addition to her left hand. “I forgot I slept with [the ring] on last night, and I woke up and went, “Oh, hello!”‘ she told Us Weekly.
The model revealed that the ring size was a bit large, so she was temporarily wearing a proper-fitting simple gold band next to the engagement ring to protect the larger ring from sliding off her finger.
She also confessed that she still tears up every time she thinks of the proposal.
Prinsloo and Levine began dating about a year ago. The couple had broken up several months ago before recently deciding to reconcile. Besides his work with Maroon 5, Levine is a judge on NBC’s hit TV show, The Voice. In addition to being a fashion model, Prinsloo is now the high-profile face of Victoria Secret’s new fragrance, “Victoria.”