A good sense of humor is key to most relationships. Unfettered adoration doesn't hurt, either.
Adam Levine managed to combine both in an unapologetic (yet playful) miniature love letter that he wrote to his wife, Behati Prinsloo.
While Adam Levine says he doesn't know what he's doing when it comes to being a parent, he seems to understand romance. The internet is swooning over, well, how much he's swooning.
Adam Levine proved that Instagram is for more than just showing off Behati Prinsloo's baby bump, and not just because she isn't pregnant at the moment.
He shared a photo of himself and his gorgeous model wife, Behati, on Instagram.
While the picture is definitely important, it's the caption that has people over the moon:
"Every once in a while, the stars align...The mood is right, the lighting is flawless, and the expressions on our faces speak a thousand words without uttering a single syllable. I'm not saying it's the perfect photo. But I'll be damned if it ain't as close as anyone has even come. #truth"
That's so sweet, right?
But you should really, really look at the photo to truly understand what he's getting at:
Like we said -- a sense of humor is pretty damn important.
Behati Prinsloo gave birth to their first child, Dusty Rose Levine, late last September, so she's just over ten months old.
New parenthood can be overwhelming but intensely rewarding.
You're basically living on perpetual exhaustion but also a perpetual oxytocin high.
(Okay, maybe high isn't the word, but it's quite a rush)
They even shared pictures of Dusty Rose.
Too cute, you guys. Too cute.
We should note that this comes in the aftermath of a seriously dark point for this couple.
Recently, Adam Levine was accused of physically abusing both his baby and his wife, though we don't know who made the accusations.
Specifically, of striking his baby in the face and of hitting his wife so hard that it knocked her to the ground.
(Sadly, those are both very real things that happen more than anyone would care to believe; there is real evil in this world)
Investigators from social services were unable to find any proof that this was true -- which means that Behati must have denied them and that they must have found no signs of physical injury.
We're not going to pretend that denials equal exoneration or that we know what goes on behind anyone's closed doors.
We've read too many news stories and heard too many people's first-hand accounts of their childhoods to give any parent an unquestioning pass just because they seem nice or seem to be wildly in love when they're sharing photos with the world.
But every now and then, rare though it may be, a false accusation might get made.
If we knew that this accusation came from Behati or a pediatrician or something, that would be entirely different.
Instead, we have what social service investigators apparently determined was a false complaint, that for all that we know may have been targeted at Adam Levine because of his celebrity status.
If that's what happened, it's the worst kind of crank call that we've ever heard of.
And it will make it harder for the world to believe reports of real abuse that happens every day in millions of households across the US.
Anyway, sorry for that total bummer, but we had to mention it since this post of Adam's came so soon in the wake of that last report.
We think that Adam Levine's Instagram tribute to his wife better represents the man that fans have known him as over his very long career.
He can come across as a douche because of his wealthy lifestyle and habit of dating models, but that's usually just resentment talking rather than a reflection of his personality.
The guy feuds with Miley Cyrus, which probably won him at least a few fans who've never once listened to Maroon 5.
He's also a huge advocate for LGBT rights and has been for a long time.
So we didn't need Adam Levine's precious tribute to his wife and that goofy picture to adore him.
But it sure helps.
They really do make a precious couple.