Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are in a Head-to-Head ’Battle’ Over Daughter Dusty Rose’s First Word

No pressure, Dusty! Adam Levine joked that he and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, are currently in a “battle” over what their daughter’s first word will be during a Tuesday, March 14, appearance on The Tonight Show.

Levine, 37, told show host Jimmy Fallon that he and Prinsloo, 27, are both not-so-subtly trying to get their 5-month-old to say their word of choice first.

“I’ve been working ‘dada’ hard,” the Maroon 5 lead singer said. “You do slip it into every single thing you say. Like if she’s being cute, you’re like, ‘Oh, my God. Look how cute you are. Dada.’”

Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo and daughter Dusty Rose Levine attend the ceremony honoring Adam Levine with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo and daughter Dusty Rose Levine attend the ceremony honoring Adam Levine with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

And the result thus far? “We’ve gotten some ‘dada’-esque sounds, but nothing concrete,” he said. “But I’m working super hard on it. And my wife is working ‘mama,’ so it’s a battle to the finish, but we’ll see.”

Regardless of which parent Dusty Rose decides to side with, however, it’s clear that Levine is already head over heels for her.

During a February interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Levine noted that he’s crazy about his daughter. The sweet comment came up when DeGeneres, 59, showed a photo from the singer’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, joking, “Who would think that you and a supermodel would make a gorgeous baby like that?”

“She’s unbelievable,” the Voice coach responded. “I’m so in love with her. It’s crazy.”

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