It has been long rumored and teased about this announcement, but now it’s finally official: Adam Levine is People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
The hunky Maroon 5 frontman has joined the best and the sexiest ranks of Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Channing Tatum, and he couldn’t be happier about the honor.
“As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table,” the singer tells People in this week’s cover story. “I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren’t, so that’s cool.”
However, don’t get too excited, ladies – the singer is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo.
“I didn’t think marriage was for me for a long time,” the 34-year-old said in the interview. “I was ready when I was ready. That’s about as simple as it could possibly be.”
Levine and Prinsloo got engaged back in July.
“I’m ecstatic, very happy,” Behati told reporters at the time. “He was a stand-up guy. Called my dad, called my mom. Did the whole thing.”
The 34-year-old “The Voice” judge and the 24-year-old beauty have been spotted together since last July, desoite rumors circulating at the time claiming that Levine was linked to model Nina Agdal.
“The Nina thing was not that serious and was not going to last,” a source explained. “After Adam broke up with Behati, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. He realized he really loved her and wanted to be with her.”
The Maroon 5 singer has been previously linked to Anne Vyalitsyna, but the two went separate ways.
“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,” Vyalitsyna said in a statement.
Though the 34-year-old is well-known for his model-hopping ways, he told Oprah Winfrey at the beginning of the year that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to his wandering eye.
“I’m a fan of marriage,” he confessed. “People think that I keep pooh-poohing marriage, but I love it … I want to probably be married at some point.”
Last year People Magazine choosed Channing Tatum for the anticipated title of Sexiest Man Alive.
Following the enormous success of ‘Magic Mike’ last summer, it’s no wonder the Alabama-born actor took home Sexiest Man Alive 2012.
However, according to People Magazine, the Hollywood actor was still modest when he heard the news.
“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,’” said the celebrity. “I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.”
He continued: “She was like, ‘What?’ Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” he added, laughing.
Once she got past the initial shock, however, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 31, told the publication she couldn’t agree more with their choice.
“People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don’t know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is,” she said of her husband. “He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get.”