Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, has found himself in some hot water.
A story broke in the last day or so that he had allegedly cheated on his wife, former Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, with Instagram and OnlyFans model Sumner Stroh.
According to her Instagram bio, Stroh is a Texas alum, and confirmed to Page Six that the affair took place “last year” when she “graduated college in 2021.”
Levine and Prinsloo have been married since July 19th, 2014, and recently announced on September 6th that they are expecting their third child together.
Stroh took to TikTok to share details on the affair, adding that Levine had recently tried to reconnect with her, asking via Instagram DM if he could name his child Sumner “if it’s a boy”:
“I was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At them time, you know, I was young, I was naive, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now, so I got to be very easily manipulated.
Maroon 5 is practically elevator music at this point, so I’m sure you know who Adam Levine is. But Adam and I were seeing each other for about a year. After I stopped talking to him over a period of months, this is how he came back into my life.
He said, ‘Okay, 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.’ I was like, I’m in Hell… like I have to be in Hell at this point.
My morals were unknowingly compromised, I was completely manipulated. I wanted to handle this privately, I never wanted to come forward, because obviously I know the implications that come with doing what I do, making money the way I do being an Instagram model. So being tied to a story like this, it’s like, I know the stereotypes.”
She added that she had “recklessly” sent screenshots of her DM’s with Adam to a few friends she trusted, but that one close friend tried to sell them to a tabloid.
A TikTok user left this comment on the first video, saying:
“It’s no secret he’s been married for over a decade. The only victim here is his wife and children.”
To which Sumner followed it up with what she says is an “obviously necessary” response, saying in part:
“Hindsight is 20/20. I initially wanted to go in and talk about how remorseful I feel and how embarrassed and disgusted I am with myself, but I didn’t want people to look at it and think ‘Oh, she’s playing the victim.’
But in reality, it had the opposite effect.”
She doubled down on the claim that she had a friend trying to sell the story to tabloids, adding that she thought Adam’s marriage was over at the time of their affair.
She claims she cut things off as soon as she realized that was not the case, and that he was, in fact, still married:
“In retrospect, I wish I would’ve questioned things more, I wish I wasn’t so naive. But, you know, being naive is not an excuse for what I did and the role I played in this…
I’m not the one who’s really getting hurt here, it’s Behati and her children. And for that I’m so, so sorry.”