Adam Levine Once Opened up about His Younger Brother's Sexuality

Jaimie-lee Prince
May 29, 2019
03:36 P.M.
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Adam Levine is confident about his sexuality and his hypersexual demeanor, but there's someone in his family who helped him better understand the LGBTQ community. 


Adam, 40, holds little back when he takes the stage as the frontman of his band, Maroon 5. He's unashamed of whatever vibes he gives off, whether it's straight, gay, or otherwise.

The "Voice" host once opened up to Out magazine about his open-minded attitude to sexuality, pointing to his musical inspirations as well as someone closer to home -- his brother. 


In the interview, Adam pointed to former stars like David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Freddie Mercury, who all had their sexual orientation questioned. The singer believed that these were the best of the best musicians. 

Though he said "there's no way to hide [his] straightness," the exhibitionist is quite pleased to have his sexuality in question. Yet Michael, his younger brother, began having his sexuality questioned from the age of two. 


Now both brothers and best friends, Michael and Adam grew up with liberal parents. When Michael came out to them as gay, there was nothing but love and acceptance at his home. 

One thing Adam took from his firsthand experience with his gay brother is that one is "born with it." According to him, the family knew that Michael was gay since he was two years old. 


As a result of their support, Michael grew to be as confident and expressive as his superstar big brother. He initially took issue with Adam outing him as gay to the public, but now the two are constantly sharing each other's events on their social media account. 

While it may not have been his place to do so, Adam is sure to help not only to support his brother but also to assist in the cause of gay people everywhere as an activist. 


He denounced the actions of the competing singing talent show, "American Idol," which he said pissed him off for "wanting to mask that." He went on asking, "You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break."

Adam compared "The Voice" to "American Idol," insisting that the latter was hiding "basic components of these people's lives," something he appreciated that "The Voice" didn't do.

Back in February, it was all on Adam when he showed out during his Super Bowl performance. The crowd and viewers were taken aback when the rockstar removed his shirt on the big stage. 


Showing off a heavily tattoed chest and stomach, the scene was enough to distract many from the message made at the grand spectacle. Paper lanterns spelled out "One Love" just above the stadium. 

The "Voice" coach took to Instagram to explain what the words meant.

He wrote: 

"When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight."

Love and acceptance, or at the very least respect of others, is certainly something we all should consider.