Adam Levine speaks out after cheating scandal

Adam Levine is breaking his silence after the public accusations that he was unfaithful to his pregnant wife, Behati Prinsloo.

The singer shared a statement on Instagram on Tuesday morning:

“A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life.”

He continued: “In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family. My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together.”

The allegations

The Maroon 5 frontman responded to a viral TikTok made and shared by Instagram model Sumner Stroh. She claimed to have had an affair with Levine that lasted at least a year. Stroh did not make public the time period the alleged cheating took place, but backed up her accusation by posting Instagram DMs from Levine.

The TikTok Video

The video Sumner Stroh posted on TikTok was viewed more than 21 million times. She decided to share her experience just five days after Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret model and Levine’s wife of 8 years announced the pregnancy of their third child.

In the video, Stroh says that she “was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model,” and that she felt “manipulated.”

“At the time, you know, I was young, I was naïve, and, I mean, quite frankly I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now. So i was definitely very easily manipulated,” Stroh added.

They always come back

The Instagram model said that Adam Levine came back into her life months after they had ended their affair. On June 1, in an Instagram DM, Levine said to her that he was he was considering naming his third child “Sumner.”

“Ok serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s w boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You ok with that? DEAD serious. [sic]” Levine wrote to Stroh on June 1st.

Sumner told the viewers that she previously planned to handle the matter privately, but shared screenshots with friends, one of which tried to sell the story to a tabloid. This prompted Stroh to go public with the accusations.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo seem united

After the scandal, Levine and Prinsloo were photographed arriving inSanta Barbara, California as they prepared to board a private jet to Las Vegas. The couple was smiling and seemingly united.

TMZ reported that the couple were seen holding hands and exchanging smiles a few days earlier in Montecito, California.

“There’s really no apparent sign of tension between them,” said TMZ.

In a follow up video to the viral TikTok, Sumner Stroh said that Levine had given her the impression that the marriage to Behati was over.

“I believed that they were keeping it quiet to avoid the negative press because, as I had Said, I was new to L.A.,” Stroh explained. “So, I just assumed that with celebrities of that caliber that that’s just how it was. And that’s why I feel exploited because he knew I believed everything that he said because of my vulnerable position of being new to L.A.”

Behati Prinsloo has decided to keep quiet about the matter. So far, she hasn’t released any statement or made any comments regarding the allegations.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s children

The Maroon 5 frontman and Victoria’s Secret model tied the knot in 2014. They share two daughters, Gio Grace, four years old, and Dusty Rose, who is five.

Prinsloo confirmed her third pregnancy earlier this month. In conversation with Entertainment Tonight in November, Prinsloo talked about the possibility of expanding their family of four.

“We always knew we wanted a second one. So I think for me in those two years, when I had two babies under the age of 2, I was just like ‘Don’t even think about it!’ but I do also want five kids, but don’t even think about it,” she explained. “You know what, never say never. We want a big family, who knows. We’re leaving it up to fate and just what happens. What will happen, will happen. So there’s no limits to it.”

How they met

Adam and Behati met after a mutual friend introduced them via email. Prinsloo shared the story for Net-A-Porter in 2019. “Adam was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, ‘You should meet Behati because she’s a total tomboy and down for anything,’” she said. “We kept emailing each other. It was such a natural correspondence that we kind of fell in love over email.”

Behati did not end up taking the gig, but she got something better: A month later she and Levine met in person for the first time. “It was love at first sight, it was crazy,” she said.

Adam Levine sets for Vegas

A week after the cheating scandal, Maroon 5 announced its performing plans for 2023. The pop band shared on Instagram and Twitter the news of its residency at the Park MGM’s Dolby Live in Las Vegas.

“We’re headed back to Vegas,” the band said.

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