Adam Levine, the lead singer of the band Maroon 5, denied a claimed affair with 23-year-old Instagram model Summer Stroh in a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 20), prompting the social media influencer to post a provocative message on her Instagram Story.
Without mentioning Levine by name, she joked in the now-deleted post that included a swimsuit clip, “Someone get this man a dictionary,” perhaps alluding to what she claimed to be a nearly 12-month relationship with the married singer.
In an Instagram Story, Levine, 43, wrote, “A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I reject the claims that I left my wife. “I made a bad decision by flirtatiously conversing with anyone other than my wife,” the author said.
Levine would not elaborate on his relationship with Stroh, despite vehemently denying sharing anything beyond dubious flirtatious texts. Levine is married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, with whom he shares two young girls and is expecting a third child.
“Although I didn’t have an affair, I did cross the line at a bad time in my life. In other cases, it turned out to be inappropriate; I addressed that and took immediate action to make things right with my family.
A spokesperson for Levine and Prinsloo has not yet returned requests for comment.
On Monday, Stroh claimed that she became involved with a man “who is married to Victoria’s Secret model” at an unspecified time when she was younger. “At the time, I was young, I was naïve and quite frankly I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now, so I was definitely easily manipulated,” she said before explicitly naming Levine in a TikTok that featured what appeared to be flirtatious texts between them as the background.
She claimed they saw each other for a year and that in June, Levine asked if it would be OK to name his baby “Sumner” if it’s a boy, adding that Levine gave her the impression that his marriage to Prinsloo “was over.”
In a second video, Stroh apologized to Prinsloo and the couple’s kids, who she said was “truly getting affected” by the claims, and claimed she stepped forward this week in an effort to disprove the alleged tabloid story. Levine allegedly told her that his marriage “was ended,” according to her.
To yet, Prinsloo has not responded to the accusations in the media.
Having been wed since 2014, Levine and Prinsloo have two daughters together, Gio Grace, 4, and Dusty Rose, 5. Levine stated, “My wife and my family are everything to me in this world.
“The biggest mistake I could have ever made was to be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that actually mattered to me. I’ll never succeed again.