What exactly is going on with the Adam Levine cheating allegations?

TikTok is in a frenzy over these Adam Levine cheating allegations—here’s exactly what’s going down

Adam Levine attends Baby2Baby 10-Year Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at Pacific Design Center on November 13, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
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While TikTok is our go-to for all things beauty hacks and viral products—it’s also becoming THE place to find out all the tea. From breakdowns on all the Don’t Worry Darling drama to speculation around celebrity relationships. So, you’ll no doubt have spotted that a certain married singer and his alleged ‘affair’ is all anyone is talking about on the app—here’s exactly what’s gone down with those Adam Levine cheating allegations…

Every day we seem to see proof of the internet’s power—news and rumors sure do spread fast, which is certainly the case for this very messy situation between Maroon 5’s lead singer and Instagram model, Sumner Stroh.

So what’s going on, you ask, and how did it all begin? Let’s get into it…

What's going on with those Adam Levine cheating allegations?

This saga started after Sumner, who has 420k followers on Instagram, took to TikTok to expose her alleged ‘affair’ with Adam Levine—who is married to model Behati Prinsloo and set to welcome his third child with her.

In the video, Sumner said: "Essentially, I was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, I was young, I was naive. Quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now, so I was definitely very easily manipulated.”

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She then went on to name Adam Levine before showing screenshots of alleged messages he had sent her on Instagram, including one that read: “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 then added that she "never wanted to come forward publically" before explaining: “I had sent some screenshots recklessly to a few friends I thought I trusted and one of them had attempted to sell to a tabloid.”

Her video has now wracked up millions of views—with Adam now seemingly addressing the rumors in an Instagram story…

What has Adam Levine said about the allegations? 

Taking to Instagram, Adam shared a statement addressing the claims, which read: “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 matter."

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

Before adding, "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive 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. We will get through it. And we will get through it together.”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.