Adam Levine is breaking his silence after he was publicly accused of cheating on Behati Prinsloo, his pregnant wife of eight years.
The Maroon 5 frontman, 43, posted to Instagram on Tuesday morning: “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.”
Levine continued: “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 are 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.”
The statement comes in response to a viral TikTok video shared by Instagram model Sumner Stroh in which she claimed to have had a year-long affair with Levine. Stroh did not provide dates as to when the alleged relationship took place, but shared screenshots of apparent Instagram DMs from the musician, including a note from April after she claimed they’d stopped speaking.
Stroh claimed she had wanted to “handle this privately,” but felt forced to share the story on TikTok after a friend allegedly tried to sell the screenshots to a tabloid.
Levine and Prinsloo, 34, are parents to daughters Dusty Rose, 6 this month, and Gio Grace, 4, and are expecting a third child.
“We’re best friends and we have such similar interests,” the Victoria’s Secret model told The Zoe Report in April. “We try to put each other first. So we get our alone time in — but kids are crazy!”The couple first met after a mutual friend introduced them via email, and grew their initial bond over a series of messages.
“Adam was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, ‘You should meet Behati because she’s a total tomboy and down for anything,'” Prinsloo told Net-A-Porter’s PORTER Edit in 2019.
“We kept emailing each other. It was such a natural correspondence that we kind of fell in love over email.” (People)