All hell broke loose this week after model Sumner Stroh revealed on TikTok that she was having a yearlong affair with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine.
“I had an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model,” Sumner said. “At the time I was young, naive, and, frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in ‘the scene’ like I am now, so I was definitely very easy to manipulate.”
She then green-screened the alleged DMs between the two:
In another now infamous alleged DM, Sumner said after not speaking to Adam for months, he randomly asked if she’d be okay with him naming his future child after her:
“My morale was unconsciously compromised. I was completely manipulated,” Sumner said. “I wanted to handle this privately. I never wanted to come forward because of course I know the implications of doing what I do – making money the way I do, being an Instagram model… I know the stereotypes.”
The whole situation – especially the thing about the baby name – turned into a huge scandal and meme online. There were a lot of viral tweets:
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 my judgment to talk to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirty way,” he wrote.
“I haven’t had an affair, yet I crossed the line at a deplorable period of my life. In some cases it became inappropriate. I addressed that and took proactive steps to resolve it with my family,” Adam said.
“My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. Being so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make.”
“I will never make it again. I take full responsibility,” he said. ‘We’ll get through it. And together we will get through it.’
You can read Adam’s full statement here or below on his page: