Adam Levine Denies Physical Affair But Admits ‘Breakthrough’ With Sumner Stroh

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Adam Levine, here with his wife Behati Prinsloo in 2021, is at the center of a cheating scandal as he is accused of having an affair with Sumner Stroh. (Photo: Reuters)

Adam Levine broke his silence on Tuesday about rumors that he would have cheated on wife Behati Prinsloo with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. The Maroon 5 frontman denied Stroh’s claim that they were having a year-long affair, but admitted he “crossed the line” with flirty messages. Levine’s statement comes a week after Prinsloo confirmed the couple are expecting their third child.

“There’s a lot being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used my judgment to talk to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirty way. I wasn’t having an affair, yet I crossed the line during an unfortunate period of my life,” Levine said in a statement to his Instagram story. “In some cases it became inappropriate. I addressed that and took proactive steps to resolve this with my family.”

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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 my family is all I care about in this world. Being so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make,” Levine continued. “I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.”

Yahoo Entertainment contacted Stroh following Levine’s statement, but did not receive an immediate response.

Levine did not respond to one of Stroh’s more surprising allegations – that the singer asked if he could name his unborn child after her. The Instagram model came forward on Monday and claimed she was having an affair with Levine. Stroh said she went public when a friend tried to sell the story to a tabloid.

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“Essentially I was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, you know, I was young, I was naive and, frankly, I feel exploited,” Stroh began in a now-viral TikTok.

Stroh, who said she was “easily manipulated,” shared alleged Instagram DMs with Levine in which he reportedly wrote, “It’s just unreal how damn hot you are…like it blows my mind.” It is not clear when the alleged messages were sent.

“Adam and I saw each other for about a year,” she continued. “After I stopped talking to him for several months, he came right back into my life.”

Stroh then showed an alleged DM from Levine on June 1 that reads, “Okay, serious question. I’m having another baby and if it [a] Boy, I really want to call it Sumner. Do you think that’s okay? Dead serious.”

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People reported two weeks ago that Prinsloo was pregnant with her and Levine’s third child. It is unclear how far along the model is and whether this timing would be right.

Stroh added that she “never wanted to come forward” about the alleged affair. “Being tied to a story like this… I know the stereotypes,” she said. Stroh added that she “recklessly” sent screenshots of Levine to a few friends, one of whom is said to have shopped the story.

Stroh spoke again about the affair claims on her Instagram story on Monday.

“Conscious people will try to fill in the gaps with a lot of false assumptions. I don’t feel like I’m doing a favor given the way this had to be done. It’s a lot to handle, but hopefully at the very least, the fact that the truth comes out can do some good,” she wrote Monday.

Adam Levine's alleged mistress Sumner Stroh shares a message about cheating allegations.  (Photo: Sumner Stroh via Instagram)

Adam Levine’s alleged mistress Sumner Stroh shares a message about cheating allegations. (Photo: Sumner Stroh via Instagram)

Stroh claimed that Page six that the alleged “physical” affair took place “last year” when she “graduated in 2021.”

Prinsloo still has to deal with the scandal.

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