An Instagram mannequin claims she had an affair with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and that after that they had stopped talking, he wrote to ask if he might identify his child after her.
Sumner Stroh, who has just below 350,000 Instagram followers, made the allegations in a TikTok video posted Monday. She claims she noticed the married singer for a few yr however didn’t make clear when. Levine’s spouse is Victoria’s Secret mannequin Behati Prinsloo.
“I was having an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited,” Stroh stated within the video.
Levine has been married to Prinsloo since 2014. The couple introduced this month that they’re anticipating their third baby. They’ve two daughters, who’re 4 and 5.
In her TikTok video, Stroh shared a screenshot of an Instagram DM that Levine had allegedly despatched her “after I stopped talking to him over a period of months.” The message reads: “Ok serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s [a] boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You ok with that? DEAD serious.”
She additionally confirmed screenshots of flirty Instagram DM exchanges with what gave the impression to be Levine’s account.
Stroh claimed she had by no means deliberate to share the story publicly however got here ahead as a result of she’d despatched the screenshot to some mates and considered one of them was trying to promote the story to a tabloid.
She defended herself for taking part within the affair by claiming “my morals were unknowingly compromised” and “I was completely manipulated.”
“Embarrassed I was involved w a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect,” she captioned her video.
A consultant for Levine didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Stroh’s video was considered 7.5 million occasions within the 10 hours after she posted it. She later posted a second video responding to critics and saying that she wasn’t attempting to play the sufferer.
“In no way was I trying to gain sympathy,” she stated. “And I fully realize I’m not the victim of this. I’m not the one who’s really getting hurt here. It’s Behati and her children, and for that, I’m so so sorry.”
Stroh additionally clarified what she meant when she claimed she was manipulated.
“The most important part that I did definitely gloss over is the fact that I was under the impression that their marriage was over. I believed that they were keeping it quiet to avoid the negative press because, as I had said, I was new to LA, so I just assumed that with celebrities of that caliber, that that’s just how it was,” she stated.
“And that’s why I feel exploited, because he knew I believed everything that he said because of my vulnerable position of being new to LA,” she stated. “Also, he was DMing me straight from his verified Instagram account. I didn’t have any reason to further question it. But I now realize that that was likely a manipulation tactic of his, you know, just hiding in plain sight.”