The Adam Levine Cheating Scandal, in a nutshell

Ayaan PaulSeptember 23, 2022 | 13:51 IST

Following a series of accusations, leaked messages and apologies, here is the entire scandal surrounding Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine summed (or should we say ‘Sumnered’) up.

First, some context: Adam Levine married his wife Behati Prinsloo, a Victoria’s Secret model, in 2014 and has shared a seemingly picture-perfect marriage ever since.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. Photo: Getty Images

The couple have two daughters together: Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4.

Levine and Prinsloo with their daughter Dusty Rose at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Getty Images
“I have the most beautiful wife in the entire world. I am the luckiest person who has ever lived, and it has nothing to do with me, it has to do with the people who love me,”
- Adam Levine on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2017

And now, they are expecting their third child and were in the process of selecting a name for the baby. Here’s where things got interesting...

Enter Sumner Stroh: On September 19, Instagram model Sumner Stroh posted a video on TikTok, in which she claimed to have had a year-long affair with Levine and leaked screenshotted DMs from his official Instagram account as proof.

Sumner Stroh accusing Adam Levine of cheating, on a TikTok video

While the DMs aren’t the most concrete of evidence, they were certainly suggestive to say the least (if not borderline creepy and juvenile).

The DMs: Stroh shared an alleged flirty message Levine sent her, in which he reportedly wrote,

“It is truly unreal how f***ing hot you are. Like it blows my mind.”

Levine also allegedly asked her, 

“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.”

And it seems like she wasn’t the only one receiving suggestive DMs.

Alyson Rose, another Instagram model, claimed Levine sent her similar messages. In one, he reportedly referred to her as a “hot chick” and wrote, 

“I shouldn’t be talking to you, you know that?”

Another woman, who goes by the name Maryka, also reportedly received innappropriate messages from Levine in which he says,

"Distract yourself by f***ing with me."

Levine’s remarks on infidelity: In an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2009, aptly titled, “Fun, Fearless Males 2009: Adam Levine”, the singer remarked,

“Instinctively, monogamy is not in our genetic makeup. People cheat. I have cheated. And you know what? There is nothing worse than the feeling of doing it.”

Later, in a 2012 interview with Hollywood Life, Levine said,

"There's two kinds of men: There are men who are misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much."

Why now? Sumner Stroh claims she wasn’t going to come forward, except that she’d already shared a screenshot of these messages with a friend who then made a deal to sell them to a tabloid, which somehow left her with no choice but to post them herself.

“Obviously, I know the implications doing what I do, making money the way I do and being an Instagram model, so being tied to a story like this — I know the stereotypes,”
- Sumner Stroh in an interview with Page Six

In an interview with Page Six, Stroh revealed that she and Levine had a physical relationship and were seeing each other for about a year.

The Mea Culpa: On September 20, Levine took to his Instagram Stories to address the accusations, saying,

A screenshot of Adam Levine's apology on Instagram

Prinsloo reacts: According to an insider’s comments to ENews, Behati Prinsloo is "shocked to find out what was going on behind her back".

"Behati is upset but she does believe him that there was no physical affair."
- The insider tells ENews

The internet reacts: As is the case with many a celebrity scandal, the internet remains the gift that keeps giving, postively brimming with reactions, responses and memes to the entire kerfuffle surrounding the singer...

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are expecting their third child together.

Last updated: September 23, 2022 | 13:51
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