“Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner. We still love and respect each other as friends. I wish him all the best,” the Victoria’s Secret angel, Anne Vyalitsyna, said in a statement.
The former pair reportedly went through a terrible fight after New Year’s, having broken up but quietly coming back together soon after. During their courtship the two were red carpet fixtures.
Levine serenaded his love on the runway during the 2011 Victoria’s Secret fashion show in November. The couple even posed nude together on the November issue of Vogue Russia.
Levine, 33, first met the Russian-born model, who is also known as Anne V, 26, when his band performed at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party in early 2010. It may sound awkward but their first impressions of each other didn’t last long.
“He thought I was a stuck-up b—h and I kind of thought he was a douchebag musician,” Vyalitsyna revealed on Howard Stern’s radio show in February.
However, as The New York Daily News Writes, after eventually getting to know each other, the two hit it off and even posed nude together in the November issue of Vogue Russia. Earlier this year, Levine vehemently denied rumors of a split.
“This is the longest, most functional relationship I’ve ever been in,” Levine told Stern at the time. “I don’t want to screw it up.”
Sad news for the couple, who most recently appeared together at the 2012 Grammys, in February. On the bright side, Adam still has The Voice, NBC’s uber-popular reality-competition series, which continues to pull in gangbuster numbers for the network.
Levine has been previously known as a playboy of sorts, having been linked to a slew of lovely ladies like Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz and Natalie Portman, but he has seemed to settle down in recent years.
His star has definitely been on the rise since landing the gig on “The Voice,” and he was recently nominated for a Grammy for Maroon 5’s catchy hit “Moves Like Jagger.” Levine is also reportedly to be starred in FX’s horror soap opera “American Horror Story.”
“Since it seems as though the breakup was amicable, we hope Levine isn’t suffering from too much heartbreak,” writes MTV.
Though if he is, he can always turn to fellow “Voice” judge Blake Shelton for a shoulder to cry on. Shelton has joked about their friendship in the past, going as far as to admit wanting to kiss Levine.
“All I have to say is, it’s true: I have a man crush on Adam,” Shelton admitted to MTV News last month.
“It blows me away people can pick up on that just by watching that on television. I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad.”
“I don’t care if it’s mutual or not. Can you honestly tell me that you don’t have a little bit of a crush on Adam? He’s sexy, is the word I’m using,” the singer and TV-star added.