Two “Dancing With the Stars” cast members discuss a headline-grabbing cheating scandal involving a big star.
On September 19, 2022, Instagram model Sumner Stroh posted a TikTok video in which she claimed to have had a year-long affair with singer Adam Levine. The Maroon 4 frontman, who has been married to model Behati Prinsloo since 2014, per Brides. Stroh claimed that after she stopped speaking to Levine, he returned into her life months later with a bizarre Instagram DM, asking her if she was okay with naming his next child “Sumner.”
In September 2022, Levine and his wife confirmed that they are expecting their third child. The two are already parents to daughters Gio Grace, 4, and Dusty Rose, 5, according to People.
Stroh later posted an updated video to apologize to Prinsloo, saying: “I’m not the one getting hurt here. It’s Behati and her children.”
Stroh told Page Six that she had a “physical” relationship with Levine in 2021, just as she was graduating from college. “I haven’t spoken to him in months,” she added.
In a statement on his Instagram story, Levine denied having had a physical affair with the young influencer — or ever meeting her in person — but admitted he had exchanged flirtatious messages with her.
“I exercised poor judgment in engaging in ANY form of flirtation with anyone other than my wife,” Levine wrote, per E! News. “I didn’t have an affair, but I crossed a line at an unfortunate time in my life,” he revealed. “In certain cases it became inappropriate.”
“I have addressed this and taken proactive steps to resolve this with my family,” he added. “My wife and my family are all I care about in this world. Being naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make. I’ll never make it again I take full responsibility. We’ll get through it. And we will get through this together.”
Prinsloo has yet to comment on her husband’s indiscretions, but other women have come to her defence. in one Twitter postformer DWTS contestant Chrishell Stause slammed Levine.
“When I apologize for public cheating, I hate the ‘we’ll get through this together’ part of a man. Don’t speak for her. You’ve done enough,” wrote the Selling Sunset star.
Some of Stause’s supporters agreed with her.
“Exactly!!!! Who the hell is ‘we’? ‘We’ weren’t cheating, he fucking liked it,” said one fan answered.
“Not to mention the fact that he silenced her with HIS testimony. She can’t say how she really feels without going against him. #Disgusting,” another I Agree.
In a separate Tik Tok post, DWTS Season 24 alum Nick Viall also responded to the scandal. While Viall condemned Stroh’s character for posting about their affair “all over the internet,” he ultimately blamed Levine.
“Okay, a few quick thoughts,” Viall said. “One, and the most important, is that the only victim here is Behati, Adam’s wife. She didn’t deserve this.”
“Second, the only people responsible for protecting a relationship are the people in the relationship,” he added. “If there was an affair here, it’s because Adam chose to have an affair, not because this girl was a willing participant. If it hadn’t been her, it would have been someone else.”
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