Adam Levine Makes Bold Confession About His Behavior Amid Cheating Accusations

Boy, did things get messy for Adam Levine's personal life this September. In a September 19 TikTok, Instagram influencer and model Sumner Stroh dropped the bombshell allegation that she and Levine partook in a yearlong affair sometime during his eight-year marriage to model Behati Prinsloo. "At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited," Stroh said in her video, claiming to have been "manipulated" into the relationship. 

Stroh's accusations didn't stop simply at a supposed affair. According to the model, who boasts almost 400,000 followers on Instagram, Levine messaged her on Instagram after the two hadn't talked for "a period of months," asking if he can name his unborn child after her. "If it's boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You ok with that?" Levine allegedly wrote in one of Stroh's screenshots. Levine and Prinsloo had just announced they are expecting their third child in early September, per People, who will be joining older sisters, Gio Grace and Dusty Rose Levine.

As her comments section filled up with criticism toward both her and Levine, Stroh also made the claim that she never intended to share this publicly. It was only after a friend allegedly attempted to sell screenshots of conversations between her and Levine that she felt forced to get ahead of the story. As for Levine, he was forced to do damage control after the fact, having just addressed Stroh's claims with some shocking revelations along the way.

Adam Levine says he's working through affair claims with Behati Prinsloo

In a September 20 statement to TMZ, Adam Levine admitted to flirtatious exchanges online with Instagram model Sumner Stroh, but denied any affair. "I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner," Levine confessed, calling it "a regrettable period of my life." The "Moves Like Jagger" crooner further shared that he has "taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," vowing that they "will get through it together."

As for Stroh, she clarified in a follow-up TikTok exactly how she felt "manipulated" by Levine, as she claimed in her previous video. Claiming that Levine led her to believe that he and wife Behati Prinsloo were broken up at the time, Stroh told followers, "I believed that they were keeping it quiet to avoid the negative press... I was new to LA, so I just assumed that with celebrities of that caliber." 

Stroh also issued an apology to Prinsloo in her second TikTok after omitting it the first time, stating, "I fully realize I'm not the victim of this... It's Behati and her children, and for that, I'm so, so sorry."