FOCUSED TOWARDS Growing pressure due to recent allegations of an adulterous affair, Adam Levine broke his silence on Tuesday.
The Maroon 5 frontman has denied Instagram model Sumner Stroh’s claims that they had a year-long affair behind the back of Levine’s wife, former Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo.
However, Levine admitted that he “crossed the line” with flirty messages that were sent to Stroh.
The singer’s statement comes a week after Prinsloo confirmed the couple are expecting their third child.
“There is a lot of talk about me at the moment and I want to clear things up. I showed poor judgment by speaking with someone other than my wife in a flirtatious way. I had no bonding, nonetheless, I crossed the line during an unfortunate time in my life,” Levine said in a statement on her Instagram Story.
Levine then apologized to his family. He and Prinsloo are parents to daughters Gio Grace and Dusty Rose.
Despite the statement, Levine has not responded to Stroh’s claims that the singer asked if he could name his unborn child after him.
In response to Levine, Stroh posted a cryptic message on his Instagram Stories: “Someone give this man a dictionary.”
The drama apparently spread beyond Levine fans and pop culture fans in general, as other celebrities began to weigh in on the situation.
Actress Sara Foster took to TikTok to slam both Levine and Stroh, but took particular aim at the model and blamed Stroh. This was met with a response, not from Stroh herself, but from model and actress Emily Ratajkowski.
“I don’t understand why we keep blaming women for men’s mistakes, especially when you’re talking about women in their twenties dealing with men in positions of power who are twice their age,” Ratajkowski said.
“Besides, if you’re the one in a relationship, you’re the one who’s obligated to be loyal.”
Prinsloo has yet to react to the situation.