Adam Levine broke his silence on Tuesday about rumors that he ditched his wife Behati Prinsloo with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. The Maroon 5 frontman denied Stroh’s claim that they had an affair for a year, but he admitted that he “crossed the line” with flirty messages. Levine’s statement comes one week after Prinsloo confirmed the couple are expecting their third child.
“A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I have used poor judgment in speaking to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirtatious way. I have not had an affair, however, I crossed the line. during a period of regret in my life,” Levine said in a statement on his Instagram story. “In some cases it became inappropriate. I addressed that and took proactive steps to heal this with my family.”
Levine, who married Prinsloo in 2014, apologized to his family. He and the Victoria’s Secret model are parents to daughters Gio Grace, 4, and Dusty Rose, 5.
“My wife and family are all I care about in this life. To be so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could never do it,” Levine continued. “I will never do it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.”
Yahoo Entertainment reached out to Stroh after Levine’s statement, but did not immediately receive a response.
Levine did not address one of the allegations that most shocked Stroh – that the singer asked if he could name his unborn child after her. An Instagram model came forward on Monday and alleged that she had an affair with Levine. Stroh said she was going public because a friend wanted to sell the story to a tabloid.
“Basically, I had a relationship with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, you know, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean frankly, I think that exploitation doing,” Stroh began in a week. now-viral TikTok.
Stroh, who said she was “easily manipulated”, shared alleged Instagram DMs with Levine in which he wrote, “It’s so unreal how hot you are… like it blows my mind.” It’s not clear when the intended messages were sent.
“Adam and I were seeing each other for about a year,” she continued. “After I stopped talking to him for a period of months, this is how he came back into my life.”
Stroh then showed an alleged DM from Levine on June 1 that read: “Ok serious question. I have another child and if he [a] boy I really want to name him Sumner. Are you ok with that? Really dead.”
People reported two weeks ago that Prinsloo was pregnant with her and Levine’s third child. It is not clear how long the model is and whether this time would add up.
Stroh added that she “never wanted to come forward” about the alleged relationship. “Being connected to a story like this… I know the stereotypes,” she said. Stroh also said she “recklessly” sent screenshots from Levine to a few friends, one of whom invented the story.
Stroh addressed the affair claims again on her Instagram Story on Monday.
“People in the know are going to try to fill in the gaps with a lot of false assumptions. I don’t think I’m doing myself any favors thinking about the way this was going to be done. , the can truth to be out doing some good,” she wrote on Monday.
Stroh claimed that Page Six that the alleged “physical” relationship took place “last year” when she “graduated from college in 2021.”
Prinsloo has yet to address the scandal.
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