Adam Levine Says He ‘Crossed The Line’ With Model But Denies Having Affair

Adam Levine has broken his silence on Sumner Stroh and her recent cheating allegations.
Credit: Alamy & @sumnerstroh/TikTok

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has admitted ‘crossing the line’ after being accused of cheating on his pregnant wife – Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo.

Influencer Sumner Stroh, 23, shared a TikTok video on Monday claiming she had a year-long affair with the frontman, 43.

The former The Voice judge admitted he ‘crossed the line’, but denied having an affair with the Instagram star.

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The ‘Sugar’ singer told his 15 million followers on Instagram on Tuesday: “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.

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“My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive 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 news comes shortly after Levine and his Victoria’s Secret Angel wife, 34, revealed she is pregnant with their third child.

Sumner made the allegations in a TikTok video which has been viewed more than 15.8 million times.

The influencer captioned the clip: “Embarrassed I was involved with a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect.”

Adam Levine's cheating allegations statement.
Adam Levine shared this statement on his Instagram stories. Credit:@adamlevine/Instagram

She said: “Essentially, I was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret supermodel.

“At the time, I was young and naïve. And I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited.

“I wasn’t in the scene like I am now, so I was definitely easily manipulated.”

She shared screenshots of what appeared to be DMs from the married rock star’s official Instagram account.

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He allegedly told her: “It is truly unreal how f***ing hot you are. Like it blows my mind.”

She claims Levine recently tried to get back in touch with her through Instagram to ask if he could name his new baby after her.

Levine reportedly messaged: “OK serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s [a] boy I really wanna name it Sumner.

“You OK with that? DEAD serious.”

The Maroon 5 frontman and Prinsloo are parents to daughters Dusty Rose, 6 this month, and Gio Grace, 4, and are currently expecting a third child.

Prinsloo married Levine in Mexico in July 2014 after they began dating in 2012.

She also appeared in the 2018 music video for ‘Girls Like You’ alongside her husband, their daughter Dusty Rose and celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Gal Gadot and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Written by Millicent Cooke

Millicent is editorial lead at IGV and specialises in sourcing the best viral, entertainment and celebrity news. She studied Multimedia Journalism at London South Bank University before entering the world of local newspapers. From there, she catapulted through the realms of journalism, making stops at BBC News, LADbible Group, Daily Star and The Mirror.