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20th Sep 2022

Adam Levine denies cheating on wife and trying to name child after other women

April Curtin

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 07: Adam Levine attends the Beloved Benefit 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 07, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Beloved Benefit)

An Instagram model claims otherwise

Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has admitted he “crossed the line” with Instagram model Sumner Stroh, but denies claims they had an affair.

The US singer, 43, has faced huge backlash after Stroh released a TikTok video claiming she had been involved with the married dad-of-two for around a year.

The video was released on Monday, just a few days after Levine’s wife, Victoria Secret model Behave Prinsloo, announced that the couple are expecting third child together.

In her video, Stroh claimed Levine asked her if he could name his child after her.

Making allegations in the TikTok video, Stroh said: “At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am in now so I was definitely very easily manipulated.”

But speaking to TMZ, Levine said that, while his conversations with Stroh were sometimes “inappropriate”, he denied having an affair.

He told the publication: “I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life.

Stroh’s video also included alleged screenshots of conversations between Levine and Stroh, in which he allegedly said: “It’s truly unreal how f***ing hot you are. Like it blows my mind.”

Another screenshot allegedly showed Levine write: “OK serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You okay with that? DEAD serious,” followed by a single shrugging emoji.”

Stroh claimed said received the message after she had stopped talking to him for “a period of months”.

“My morals were unknowingly compromised,” she said, “I was completely manipulated”.

@sumnerstroh embarrassed I was involved w a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect. #greenscreen ♬ original sound – Sumner Stroh

The Instagram model said she would not have exposed the alleged affair, but felt she had not other choice after one of her friends attempted to sell the screenshots to a tabloid.

Levine and Prinsloo have been together since 2012, and after a brief split in 2013, they got engaged a couple of months later. They tied the knot in 2014 and have been together ever since – taking care of their kids, aged 4 and 5.

JOE has contacted Levine and Stroh’s representatives for comment.

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