Cupid's Pulse Article: Behati Prinsloo Has ‘Definite’ Plans to Have Kids with Adam LevineCupid's Pulse Article: Behati Prinsloo Has ‘Definite’ Plans to Have Kids with Adam Levine

By Shannon Seibert

Newlyweds Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo may be celebrating their honeymoon in South Africa but the happy couple has even bigger plans for when they return. After a fun and extravagant wedding, what more could there be? Well, the Victoria’s Secret model revealed in a recent interview with Net-a-Porter that she and the Maroon 5 singer had “definite” plans for kickstarting a family together.  According to, Prinsloo told Net-a-Porter: “I have no expectations. Not in a bad way, but I’ve learned that you can’t plan ahead. I live day by day and see what happens.”

What are some ways to decide when to have kids?

Cupid’s Advice: 

In theory, first comes love, marriage, and then, presumably, a baby carriage. After the dust settles after getting married, couples’ thoughts jump to “Now what?” Marriage and babies have always gone hand in hand, but you want to make sure that you’re fully prepared to take the next step towards starting a family. Consider these three criteria when your baby fever starts showing symptoms, you want to be ready for the moment that a little heart beat on the monitor that will change everything:

1. You’re financially stable: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, parents will spend an average of $235,000 to raise a child born in 2011 to the age of 17. Now imagine if you want 3 children. Although seemingly expensive, the experiences of children are ultimately priceless. You’ll never find a bond stronger than the bond between parent and child. But to get there, you want to make sure you’ll be able to meet all of your child’s needs when necessary. Take some time to budget your finances and prioritize what is important and what is needed to start your beautiful family.

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2. You’ve been able to enjoy being married, first: The minute you bring your first little miracle into the world is the minute that it isn’t just you and your man anymore. Take it a day at a time like Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine. There will never again be a time where all you have to do is provide for you and your husband. Take this time before children and enjoy each other’s company. Go on trips together, go on as many dates as you can, and focus on the endless love that your relationship has brought each other. This period of happiness will bring you many fond memories down the road, and even greater stories to tell your future children.

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3. There is no more room for doubt: Being a parent is the most rewarding, frightening, and strenuous unpaid job. You ultimately become responsible for the life of another human being until they can manage on their own. You may accumulate a few grey hairs throughout the process, but it’s worth it. When you’re young you may feel like having children is what you’re supposed to do, when in reality it should be a choice of whether or not you want to. Make sure you’re in a place where you are ready to accept your role as a parent and that you’re definitely ready to build a family.

How did you  know when it was time to start a family? Share with us in the comments below!