Adam Levine has denied having an extramarital affair with anyone when he was with his pregnant wife Behati Prinsloo, but he does acknowledge that sending “flirtatious” messages to another woman “broke a line.”
One day after Instagram model Sumner Stroh, 23, claimed to have had an affair with the married father-of-two, the Maroon 5 frontman, 43, broke his silence.
Stroh posted images of reportedly private conversations the celebrity sent to her. She claims she and Levine were romantically involved for “almost a year.” During one passionate chat, the “Moves Like Jagger” singer allegedly wrote, “It truly surreal how f-king hot you are.”
Apparently from Levine, the brunette also sent a comment claiming that she is “hotter in person.”
“How f-king hot you are is absolutely unbelievable. Like, it blows my mind,” the alleged DM from the singer to Stroh said. “In person, you are fifty times sexier. I’m the same way, hehe.
Levine refuted rumours of a “affair” with Stroh, although he omitted to say whether or not they had ever actually met.
Levine posted a statement on Instagram on Tuesday, saying, “I used bad judgement in chatting with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirty manner. “Even though I didn’t have an affair, I crossed the line during a regretful time in my life. It became unsuitable in several circumstances. With my family, I have brought that up and taken aggressive measures to fix the situation.
With his wife of two years, Prinsloo, 34, to whom he has committed to work through the challenging time.
He continued, “My wife and my family are everything to me in this world. “The biggest mistake I could have ever made was to be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that actually mattered to me. I won’t succeed again. I accept full accountability. We’ll overcome it together and we’ll overcome it.
The model, however, received harsh criticism on TikTok, with many users asserting that she was an adult who showed no sign of regret for reportedly having a sexual encounter with a married guy.
Later, she talked about the backlash to her statements on Instagram Stories.
“Aware people will attempt to fill in the blanks with numerous unfounded assumptions. Given how this had to be handled, I don’t feel like I’m doing anyone any favours,” said Stroh. It’s a lot to take in, but perhaps the truth coming out will at least be beneficial.
Late Monday night, the brunette also uploaded a “part 2” video, which she described as “essential” because she feels “disgusted” with herself.
She cried out, “I’m horrified and so ashamed of the sorrow and hurt I’ve caused.” I didn’t say that in this video since I didn’t want to sound whiny.