On September 19, Sumner Stroh—an up-and-coming Instagram model—took to TikTok to share receipts that allegedly prove her claim that she had an affair with Adam Levine. Levine is famously married to one of the most famous Victoria’s Secret models in the world, Behati Prinsloo.
Adam Levine Issues First Statement After a Model Who Isn’t His Wife Claims They Had an Affair
Levine and Prinsloo currently share two children together and Prinsloo is pregnant with their third. The couple, who has been married since 2014, announced they were expecting their third child just a few days ago.
According to Sumner, she decided to speak out about her relationship with Levine after she shared a screenshot of their past correspondence with a friend who attempted to sell the screenshot to a tabloid. Sumner said she wanted to control the narrative after adding she never wanted their alleged affair to be public knowledge.
In one of the photos of their conversations, which seemed to be contained within Instagram messages, Levine allegedly asked Sumner if she would be uncomfortable if he named their future child Sumner.
You can watch Stroh’s video below, which has been viewed more than 15 million times. Warning: the messages allegedly shared between the two contain course language.
In her TikTok statement, Stroh said at the time the affair allegedly started she was “young, naive. I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited.” She went on to claim that Adam and she saw each other for about a year.
Stroh, after her initial video went viral, created a second video to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. In that video, she claimed that she believed Adam and Behati’s marriage was ending.
Now, Levine himself is sharing his first statement since the allegation was made. He took to his Instagram Stories to share it.
“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,” Levine began.
“I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life,” the singer continued. “In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and take proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”
“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 statement concluded.
Prinsloo, although very much a part of this situation, has not issued a statement. It’s unclear if she will.
At the end of Stroh’s second and final video, she apologized to Prinsloo and their children saying she is not the victim and the only person truly hurt in this situation is them, “and for that, I’m so so sorry.”
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