Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine
Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver.
“I’m writing all these things, and then I realize I have no jokes, because I’m just trying to be thoughtful and respectful and loving,” Hill told Stern, adding that Levine, who is also Jewish, asked him directly to add some humor to his speech. “And then the f–king sick egomaniac inside of you says, ‘Well I gotta kill a little bit, too.’”
Hill said at the ceremony he ended up lauding the couple, because it was easy to say nice things about both Levine and Prinsloo, who are currently expecting their first child. He told Stern, “They love each other and they match each other.”
He also recalled that during the ceremony, he poked fun at Levine for all the celebrity guests in attendance.
“The joke I wrote was like, ‘Adam and I grew up together … it’s so nice to see all the people we grew up skateboarding with … like Stevie Nicks and Robert Downey Jr.,” Hill said, explaining that he was giving Levine “s**t because he had really famous people at his wedding.”
Adam and Jonah’s friendship started with their fathers, who met in junior high school and brought their two families together. Hill told Stern on Wednesday morning, “Adam Levine is genuinely like family to me. We’re literally like brothers.”