Adam Levine è stato preso di mira dopo che la modella di Instagram Sumner Stroh ha affermato di aver avuto una relazione con la cantante. Stroh ha caricato un video virale su TikTok il 19 settembre in cui ha discusso del suo presunto appuntamento con l’artista dei Maroon 5. “Essenzialmente, ho avuto una relazione con un uomo che era sposato con una modella di Victoria’s Secret”, ha detto nella clip – Levine è notoriamente sposata con la modella Behati Prinsloo. Sebbene abbia ottenuto un notevole seguito online prima di rendere pubbliche le accuse, Stroh ha detto di essere relativamente sconosciuta quando ha trascorso del tempo con la cantante di “She Will Be Love”. “Non ero nella ‘scena’ come lo sono ora, quindi ero decisamente molto facilmente manipolabile”, ha detto la popolare influencer nel suo video.
The next day, on September 20, Levine confessed to sending texts of a "flirtatious manner" to Stroh, but vehemently denied ever letting it get past the texting stage. "I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life," he wrote on his Instagram stories. This prompted a quick response from Stroh.
Sumner Stroh explains why she went public about Adam Levine
Shortly after Adam Levine issued a statement on his Instagram story denying that he ever cheated on his wife, Sumner Stroh took to her own account to seemingly fire back. "Someone get this man a dictionary," the Texas alum wrote in her Instagram story. Prior to that cryptic message, Stroh reposted a friend's Instagram story that helped explain why the model went public with her alleged fling with Levine. "One of her friends tried to sell the screenshots she's sent to tabloids, so she was kinda forced to come out with it," the post from Stroh's friend read.
Hours after Stroh posted her original TikTok that levied cheating accusations against the Maroon 5 frontman, she posted a follow-up TikTok video explaining her actions. According to Stroh, she posted the screenshots after learning that a friend was trying to sell them. "I was completely frantic," she said in the clip.
Stroh also used the follow-up TikTok to address the negative reactions from commenters. "The only victim here is his wife and children," one person had responded to the initial video. Stroh said she was "embarrassed and disgusted" by her own behavior. "I'm not the one getting hurt in this. It's Behati and her children," she said in the clip. Although many replies still questioned Stroh's motives. "Why not just tell his wife instead of the public?" one person wrote. "She really think ppl will take her side," another TikTok user replied.