It wasn't love at first sight for newlyweds Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine - when the couple eventually met, the rocker was all hot and sweaty and wearing boxing gloves.

The Maroon 5 star wed the supermodel earlier this year (14) but their courtship had an awkward start after she turned down the chance to appear in one of her new husband's music videos.

They kept in touch over email for months and then she agreed to meet Levine on the set of his boxing-themed promo for One More Night.

Prinsloo recalls, "He had gloves on and I walked through the door and was like, 'What am I doing here?'

"He came down and he had his gloves on... and he was like, 'This is awkward'. But he was very sweet."

Levine sent his wife a huge bouquet of roses to make up for the fact he wasn't able to attend the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London last week (ends05Dec14), but she admits he'll never be able to top his proposal when it comes to romance.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "It was very simple. It was nothing crazy, but it was the way I wanted it. He called my dad. It was very nice, very romantic."