Adam Levine is finally opening up about those alleged affair allegations!
In case you somehow missed it, on Monday, Instagram model Sumner Stroh claimed she and the Maroon 5 frontman had an affair a few years back. She also alleged the singer was bold enough to ask if he could name his next baby with his wife Behati Prinsloo after her! A truly mind-boggling sitch! But now, the pop star is clapping back at the claims — though admitting he did f**k up a bit!
In a statement to TMZ on Tuesday, Adam denied ever having an affair, though admitted he “crossed the line” at times, saying:
“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.”
While he may not have had an affair, he is owning up to his mistakes (unlike someone else…), adding:
“In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”
Hmm. Sounds like something sketchy happened! He continued:
“My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.”
Over on his Instagram Story, the 43-year-old, who currently shares Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4, with the currently pregnant Victoria’s Secret model, told his followers pretty much the same thing, writing:
“A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. 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 in my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.
My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together.”
See the full post (below):
This statement comes just one day after Sumner shocked the world with a now-viral TikTok video revealing their alleged affair.
The 23-year-old claimed she had been “exploited” and “manipulated” by the Grammy winner because she was so “young” at the time and “new to LA.” If we’re getting the timeline correct, she would have been 21. Adam would have been in his early 40s, so there’s definitely a significant age gap, but she was certainly old enough to realize dating a married man was a no-go! And same goes for Adam knowing better. The model went on to claim she was only telling her story because a friend, whom she’d sent screenshots of her IG DMs with the celeb to, was trying to sell them to a tabloid. Thus, she wanted to tell her story on her own terms. Take a listen (below).
embarrassed I was involved w a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect. #greenscreen
Pretty quickly after the news broke, another girl also leaked alleged messages the She Will Be Loved vocalist sent her friend, who was just 17 at the time. And in this case, it was obvious they never crossed a line — like Adam’s statement declares — but the texts were still pretty flirty. Sooo, is it true he never had an affair?? Was Sumner just making this all up for attention? Or was it more of an emotional affair and she just neglected to tell us? It would still be bad, but at least it would line up with what Adam is saying now! Yet, we can’t help but wonder about the DMs (above) referencing them apparently meeting in person…
What do YOU think, Perezcious readers? Is it time for Behati’s side of the story?? Sound OFF (below)!