Adam Levine is breaking his silence after Behati Prinsloo, pregnant wife of eight years, was publicly accused of cheating.
The 43-year-old Maroon 5 frontman posted on Instagram Tuesday morning: “There’s a lot being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I didn’t speak in any flirtatious manner with anyone other than my wife. I used poor judgment. I didn’t have an affair, yet, I crossed the border during a regrettable period in my life.”
Levine continued: “In some instances it has become inappropriate; I have addressed it and have taken proactive steps to address it with my family. My wife and my family are all I care about in this world. It’s naive.” And being stupid enough to take the risk the only thing that really mattered to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make. I’ll never make it again. I take full responsibility. We do it And we’ll 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 be in a year-long relationship with Levine. Stroh didn’t reveal the dates of when the alleged affair took place, but shared screenshots of the musician’s candid Instagram DM, including a note from April, when she claimed they had stopped speaking.
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Stroh claimed she wanted to “handle it privately” but felt compelled 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.
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“We’re best friends and we have common interests,” the Victoria’s Secret model told The Zoe Report in April. “We try and put each other first. So we get our own alone time — but the kids are crazy!”
The couple first met after a mutual friend introduced them via email, and over a series of messages escalated their initial bond.
“Adam was looking for a girl for a music video who 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 said. told Net-a-Porter Edit Porter in 2019. “We kept emailing each other. It was such a natural correspondence that we fell in love over email.”
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Although the Namibian-born model didn’t end up taking the gig, she kept talking to Levine, and they met in person for the first time a month later in Los Angeles.
“It was love at first sight, it was madness,” she said.
Although they briefly broke up, the couple got engaged in July 2013 and married in July 2014.
“We broke up for two months, realized it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and married,” she told the outlet. “It was a wild ride!”
Back in 2016, the singer gave fans a brief glimpse of his life as a father with a tribute to his family on Instagram. “Everything I need is right here. (Beach Alternate),” Levine captioned a photo of herself with her arm around Prinsloo, who carried her daughter in the front-facing baby carrier.
Together, the two launched their own tequila brand, Calirosa, in 2021.