Adam Levine referred to recent allegations that he had cheated on his wife Behati Prinsloo, claiming that he “had no affair” but “crossed the line.”
The 43-year-old Maroon 5 frontman, who is currently expecting his third child with his wife of eight years, responded to the allegations that were shared on TikTok on Monday by model Sumner Stroh, on Instagram on Tuesday.
“There is a lot of talk about me now and I want to clean the air. I used bad judgment by talking to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirtatious way, ”Levine wrote in a post shared on his Stories. “I didn’t have an affair, but I crossed the line at a regrettable period in my life.”
He said that “in some cases it became inappropriate” and that he “reacted to it” and “took proactive steps to remedy this by means of [his] family”.
“My wife and my family are all I care about in this world,” he continued. “Being so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really mattered to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make. I will never do it again. I take full responsibility. “
Levine concluded his post by reassuring his fans and followers that he and his family would get through the rumors “together”.
“We’ll get through this. And we will go through it together, ”he wrote.
Levine’s statement came after Stroh, a 23-year-old model, made the allegations in the movie TikTok on Monday, September 19.
In her video, Stroh said, “I had an affair with a man who married a Victoria’s Secret model,” then stated, “I was young then, I was naive and, frankly, I felt used.”
Stroh, who said the relationship lasted about a year, also shared screenshots of Instagram messages she claimed were sent by singer Maroon 5 from his verified Instagram account in which he told her, “It’s really unreal how fucking hot it is. are. Like it blows me away.
In the video, Stroh also posted a screenshot of the message she allegedly received from the singer after the couple ended their relationship. The picture seemed to show Levine asking if he could name his unborn child after her.
“Okay, serious question. I have another baby and if it’s a boy, I really want to name it Sumner. Okay with that? DEAD serious, “Levine reportedly wrote with one touching emoticon.
The model says she chose to tell about her experience after the alleged romance was reportedly exposed to the tabloids by “friends I thought I trusted.”
In another video shared the same day, Stroh said that she initially wanted to talk about the relationship while admitting how “disgusted, ashamed and contrite” she felt but didn’t want people to think that “the victim was playing.”
Stroh also reiterated her claim that a colleague was trying to “sell” the story to a tabloid, which the Instagram model found out on Sunday when the portal asked her for a comment.
“So I was completely crazy,” she said.
In the second film, Stroh also said she was “impressed” that Levine and Prinsloo’s marriage was “over.” “I thought they were silent to avoid negative press because, as I said, I was new to LA. So I just assumed with celebrities of this caliber that it was, she continued. “And that’s why I feel used because he knew I believed everything he said because of my vulnerable position of being new to LA.”
Stroh also argued that since Levine reportedly sent her messages from his verified Instagram account, she had “no reason to further question” his alleged claims regarding his marriage status.
She went on to say that she wished she had “questioned things more” before remarking, “Being naive is not an excuse for what I did and the role I played in it.”
The 23-year-old ended the recording by telling her followers that “yes, sorry” for Prinsloo and her children.
Levine has been married to the Victoria’s Secret model since 2014. The couple have two daughters, ages four and five, and announced earlier this month that they were expecting a third child.
Independent contacted Levine and Stroh reps for comment.