Model Sumner Stroh claimed in a TikTok video, posted on Monday, September 19, that she had been having a year-long affair with the singer, who is married to model Behati Prinsloo. And leaked screenshots of their message exchanges.
It all started with a TikTok video – and not least. the model Sumner Stroh indeed asserted, in this footage shared on Monday, September 19, that she had had a year-long affair with Adam Levine. Only downside, the Maroon Five singer has been married since 2014 to the Namibian model Behati Prinsloo. This last expecting their third childas revealed by the magazine People early September. Both have already given birth to two daughters: Dusty Rose, in 2016, and Gio Grace, in 2018.
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“I feel exploited”
If the couple seemed to evolve under a cloudless sky, behind the scenes, the artist would have flirted with several models on social networks. Sumner Stroh, 23, is the first to have denounced his actions. In her video, the young woman first said that she had a relationship with “a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model”. “At the time, I was young, naive, and frankly, I feel exploited, she lamented in this post with 1.4 million “likes”. I wasn’t in the spotlight like I am now, so it was very easy to manipulate me.” She later revealed that these exchanges took place after her graduation in 2021.
Sumner Stroh also shared the screenshots of the messages that the interpreter of She Will Be Loved. “It’s really surreal to see how sexy you are,” he wrote to her. The model assured that they had maintained a “physical” relationship. “I haven’t spoken to him in months,” she added, however. Some time after the end of their affair, the singer would have sent him a most unexpected message. “Okay, serious question,” the screenshot reads. I’m having another baby, and if it’s a boy, I’d really like to name him Sumner. It does not bother you ? I am REALLY serious.” A request to which the young woman does not seem to have responded.
“A regrettable period of my life”
For his part, Adam Levine denied in his Instagram story, shared on Tuesday, September 20, having had an affair with Sumner Stroh. He nevertheless conceded to have “crossed the limits” in the context of his virtual exchanges. “A lot is being said about me right now and I want to ease the tension,” he said. I have shown a real lack of judgment in speaking with people other than my wife, and in flirting with them in any way … I crossed the line during an unfortunate period of my life.” Before emphasizing: “In some cases, it has become inappropriate; I have been working on this and taking concrete steps to address this with my family.”
Adam Levine also assured that his loved ones were “all he cared about in this world”. “Being naive and stupid enough to jeopardize the only thing I really care about was the biggest mistake I could have made. I will never do it again.” The singer claimed to “take full responsibility” for this situation. A press release that the artist concluded with a surge of hope: “We will overcome all of this, he maintained. And we will overcome it together.”
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Notice of storm
The media storm, however, has not finished falling on Adam Levine. The last days, five women in total claimed to have received inappropriate messages from the singer. Among them, four influencers and a comedian. Alanna Zabel, the former yoga teacher – from 2007 to 2010 – of the leader of Maroon Five thus accused her former client, on Tuesday September 20, of having sent her messages of a sexual nature. He would have declared to her, in one of them, that he would like to “spend the day with her completely naked”.
The text would have triggered, in her boyfriend at the time, a thunderous crisis of jealousy. Carried away by a fit of rage, the latter would have broken his wrist. Adam Levine would have been of no help. “It was so life changing, it was a destructive moment, and when I told Adam about it, he ignored me and never apologized,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. She also maintained that the singer had “ejected her from the upcoming tour and sent her packing during one of the most devastating periods of her life”.
“You can distract yourself by sleeping with me”
Shortly after Sumner Stroh’s revelations, three other women also shared screenshots of their interactions with the artist. “You can distract yourself by sleeping with me”, would have slipped the latter to comedian Maryka. In another conversation, the star would have asked the actress for a photo of her buttocks. In a TikTok video, which has since been deleted, Alyson Rose revealed a discussion in which he says to her: “There is no such thing as a girl as sexy as you”.
A named Ashley Russell, whose Instagram account is dedicated to fitness, for her part declared to the DailyMailon Wednesday September 21, that Adam Levine sent him messages “every evening around 10 p.m.”. The singer would, according to her, mainly “liked” stories on which her buttocks appeared. He reportedly asked her if she was going to college, and stopped talking to her after she said, “You’re going to get caught chatting with girls like me.”
A few days ago, an interview with Adam Levine, given to Cosmopolitan in 2009, also resurfaced in the media. And the quotes highlighted by the tabloids should not help the business of the singer. “Why are men unfaithful?” journalist Tracy Shaffer asked him at the time. To which Adam Levine replied: “Instinctively, monogamy is not in our genetic heritage. People are unfaithful. I have been unfaithful. And you know what ? There is nothing worse than how we feel in those moments.” A storm of such magnitude that it has since spawned the hashtag #ExposeAdamLevine (read, “Show the true face of Adam Levine”). Behati Prinsloo, for her part, did not react to the controversy.