Skip To Content
  • Viral badge

Adam Levine Denied Having An Affair But Said He "Crossed" The Line With Model Sumner Stroh, After She Leaked Their Alleged DMs

"In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family."

This week, all hell broke loose after model Sumner Stroh revealed on TikTok that she had a yearlong affair with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine.

"I was having an affair with a man who's married to a Victoria's Secret model," Sumner said. "At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in ‘the scene’ like I am now, so I was definitely very easily manipulated."

She then green-screened the alleged DMs between the two:

Sumner's TikTok shows a DM conversation with Adam Levine in which he tells Sumner "It's truly unreal how fucking hot you are" and that she's 50 times hotter in person

In another now-infamous alleged DM, Sumner said after she stopped talking to Adam for months, he randomly asked if she'd be OK with him naming his future child after her:

Adam's DM reads "OK, serious question, I'm having another baby and if it's a boy I really want to name it Sumner" and asks if she's OK with it

"My morals were unknowingly compromised. I was completely manipulated," Sumner said. "I wanted to handle this privately. I never wanted to come forward because obviously, I know the implications of doing what I do — making the money the way I do, being an Instagram model...I know the stereotypes."

The entire situation — especially the baby name thing — became a huge scandal and meme online. There were a bunch of viral tweets:

Adam Levine said SHE will be loved. Didn’t specify WHO. Pay attention people!

Twitter: @MajorPhilebrity

after Adam Levine cheating on his wife let’s remember & normalize the fact that cheating was never about a woman’s lack of beauty, worth or anything for that matter but instead a man’s abundance of insecurities, unworthiness & desperation. don’t let men manipulate that reality

Twitter: @shenna_brook

today I learned that Adam Levine is married to a VS model then I learned that he cheated on her after 8 yrs of marriage while she’s pregnant w/ their 3rd child and 3 secs after THAT I learned he wanted to name the child he’s expecting after his mistress hold on I need a minute

Twitter: @liljulsie

Now, Adam has issued a statement on his Instagram story. "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," he wrote.

"I did not have an affair; nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," Adam said.

"My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve 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," he said. "We will get through it. And we will get through it together."

You can read Adam's full statement on his page here or below: