Adam Levine has responded to rumors that he had a mistress during his marriage to Behati Prinsloo, who is currently pregnant with their third child together. The Maroon Five frontman, 43, denied having an affair with Summer Stroh, but admitted he was acting outside the lines. “I used poor judgment to talk to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirtatious way,” Adam told TMZ. “I have not had an affair, yet I have crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life.”
He continued: “In certain cases it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family. My wife and family is all I care about in this world. Being so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make. I’ll never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and together we will get through it.”
His reported affair came out on September 19 after Instagram and OnlyFans model Summer Stroh came clear about their alleged relationship on TikTok. She said she was being blackmailed with racy photos by people she thought she could trust, leaving her with no choice but to explain what allegedly happened. “Essentially I had an affair with a man who was married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, you know, I was young, I was naive and I mean honestly, I feel exploited,” she began in the TikTok that shared below, adding that she wasn’t “in the scene” as she is now, and was therefore “easily manipulated”.
ashamed to be involved in this utter lack of remorse and respect. #green screen
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Sumner then showed alleged Instagram posts between her and Adam, in which he reportedly said it was “unreal how f-king hot” she is. She claimed they “see each other for about a year” before ending their alleged affair. With Sumner’s timeline, the two would start seeing each other in early 2021 and end their relationship at the end of the year. However, in June, Adam reportedly got back in her DMs to ask her if she would mind if he named his unborn child Sumner. “I’m in hell. Like, I must be in hell right now,” Sumner said in her video, clearly distraught. She closed her video by saying she “never wanted to come forward” with her story. Adam’s statement disputes Sumner’s claims that there was ever a physical affair between them.
Adam and Behati, 35, gently announced their baby news when the model was photographed on September 3, 2022 in Santa Barbara, California, rocking a form-fitting blue dress that showed off her baby bump. “Behati and Adam couldn’t be happier for baby number three. They always knew they wanted a big family, so this is a welcome blessing,” said a source close to the couple. HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVE just days before the rumor broke about the affair. “Behati has always known that she wanted multiple children because she wants to give her children the siblings she never had. And Adam comes from a big family, so it’s really all he’s ever known.” The Namibian model and musician tied the knot in 2014 and started dating in 2012.