Adam Levine has denied cheating on his pregnant wife Behati Prinsloo — however admits he “crossed a line” by sending “flirtatious” messages to a different lady.
The Maroon 5 frontman, 43, broke his silence on Tuesday — at some point after Instagram model Sumner Stroh, 23, alleged that she had an affair with the married father-of-two.
Stroh — who claims she and Levine noticed one another “for about a 12 months” — shared screenshots of personal messages the star allegedly despatched to her. “It actually unreal how f–king sizzling you’re,” the “Moves Like Jagger” crooner purportedly wrote throughout one steamy alternate.
“I used poor judgment in talking with anybody aside from my spouse in ANY sort of flirtatious method,” Levine wrote in a statement on Instagram on Tuesday. “I didn’t have an affair, however, I crossed the road throughout a regrettable interval of my life. In sure cases it turned inappropriate. I have addressed that and brought proactive steps to treatment this with my household.”
He vowed to work by way of the tough interval with Prinsloo, 34 — to whom he has been married since 2014.
“My spouse and my household is all I care about on this world,” he continued. “To be this naive and silly sufficient to threat the one factor that really issues to me was the best mistake I may ever make. I won’t ever make it once more. I take full duty. We will get by way of it and we’ll get by way of it collectively.”
Levine and Prinsloo have two daughters collectively — Dusty, 5, and Gio, 4. The couple is anticipating their third youngster later this 12 months.
According to Stroh, whose TikTookay video has clocked up greater than 15 million views, she and Levine reportedly stopped talking earlier this 12 months.
However, she claims he despatched her an Instagram message out of the blue in June, allegedly saying he needed to call his third youngster after her, a lot to her shock.
“Ok critical query,” Levine allegedly wrote in a message on June 1. “I’m having one other child and if it’s w [sic] boy I actually wanna identify it Sumner. You okay with that? DEAD critical.”
Stroh — who hails from Texas, however now lives in Los Angeles — claims she solely went public with her story after she was bought out by a good friend, who allegedly went to an unidentified tabloid with screenshots of the frisky messages from Levine.
When contacted by Page Six, Stroh claimed the alleged affair, which occurred “final 12 months,” was “bodily, sure, however I’m not saying something additional.”
In her TikTookay video on Monday, the brunette acknowledged: “At the time, , I was younger, I was naive. I imply fairly frankly, I really feel exploited. I wasn’t within the scene like I am now, so I was undoubtedly very simply manipulated.”
However, the model was extensively criticized on TikTookay, with many claiming she was a grown lady who seemingly expressed no regret over allegedly sleeping with a married man.
She later took to Instagram Stories to debate the blowback she obtained on her claims.
“Aware individuals are going to attempt to fill within the gaps with many false assumptions. I don’t really feel like I’m doing any favors contemplating the style this needed to go about,” Stroh acknowledged. “It’s a lot to digest however hopefully, on the very least, the reality being out can do some good.”
The brunette additionally posted a “part 2” video late Monday evening, which she deemed “crucial” since she feels “disgusted” with herself.
“I’m disgusted and so ashamed of the ache and harm I’ve brought on,” she declared. “I didn’t need to sound whiney in order that wasn’t stated on this video.”