Adam Levine: who is wife Behati Prinsloo, Sumner Stroh affair claims explained - what did he say on Instagram?
The Maroon 5 singer took to Instagram to respond to claims made by model Sumner Stroh that they had a ‘year long’ affair
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Shortly after Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s wife, Behati Prinsloo, confirmed that the couple were expecting their third baby together, the married couple were hit by cheating rumours after Instagram model Sumner Stroh uploaded a video to TikTok.
Stroh claimed that she had had an affair with Levine for “about a year”, but did not specify when the alleged cheating had actually occurred.
Levine responded to Stroh on his Instagram story, stating that he had ‘poor judgement in speaking with anyone other than my wife in any kind of flirtatious manner’, but maintained that he never had an affair.
This is everything you need to know.
Who is Behati Prinsloo?
Prinsloo is an Namibian model who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. Since then, she has walked in 10 Victoria’s Secret Fashion shows, from 2007 to 2015 and in 2018.
She was born on 16 May 1988 in Grootfontein which is situated in central Namibia. Prinsloo grew up speaking Afrikaans as her first language, although she was educated in English.
Talking about her hometown, she told Fashion Interviews in 2006: “I’m from a really small place in Namibia. There is no cinema, no club, there is only one school and everyone knows everyone’s business.
“They have a couple of supermarkets and a few clothing stores. It’s a really big country and everything is so far apart; between the different towns there is nothing.”
Prinsloo began her modelling career after she was scouted whilst on holiday in Cape Town with her grandparents.
She said: “I was 15 and on holiday in Cape Town. A photographer gave me [Storm Models] number, but at first I didn’t want to go because I didn’t really know what was going on.
“I thought it was a scam because he just wrote the number on some paper but my mum’s brother said “No, no, Storm is huge. You have to go.” I went there and they took me on.
“Then a couple of weeks later [Noelle Doukas, daughter of Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas] from Storm in London saw me and they decided I should go to London.”
Since embarking on her modelling career, Prinsloo has appeared in campaigns for brands like Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Lacoste and Juicy Couture, walked in fashion shows for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Versace, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent, and appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, i-D Magazine and The Edit.
How long has she been with Adam Levine?
Prinsloo is currently married to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, after the two first met via a mutual friend over email in 2012.
She told Net-a-Porter that Levine “was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, “You should meet Behati because she’s a total tomboy and down for anything””.
She added: “I ended up not doing it, but we kept emailing each other. It was such a natural correspondence that we kind of fell in love over email.”
A month after they first started talking online, Prinsloo and Levine met in person for the first time in Los Angeles.
They made their first public appearance at the GQ Gentleman’s Ball in 2012, however in May 2013 Prinsloo and Levine called things off for a bit.
“We broke up for two months, realised that it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and got married. It was a wild ride,” Prinsloo said.
They officially tied the knot in 2014 at a star studded wedding in Mexico.
In April 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together, with Prinsloo giving birth to their daughter, Dusty Rose, on 21 September 2016.
Prinsloo and Levine had another daughter, Gio Grace, in February 2018, and earlier in September this year, they announced that they were expecting their third baby.
Has Adam Levine been accused of having an affair?
Instagram model Sumner Stroh has claimed that she had had an affair with Levine in a TikTok video.
Stroh said that she had “an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model” and that, when the affair began, she “was young, I was naive”.
Stroh said: “I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now. So I was definitely very easily manipulated.”
The 23 year old influencer continued: “So, I’m sure you know who Adam Levine is. Adam and I were seeing each other for about a year, after I stopped talking to him over a period of months, this is how he came back into my life.”
Sharing screenshots of texts between herself and Levine, allegedly, on her phone in the video, Stroh also claimed that Levine had messaged her on Instagram with a very strange request.
In the message allegedly from Levine, it says: “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.”
The account then followed up with a shrugging emoji.
Has Adam Levine responded?
Following the cheating allegations, Levine has taken to Instagram to post a statement.
On his story, Levine wrote: “A lot if being said about me right now and I want to clear the air.
“I used poor judgement in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. 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.
“My wife and 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 wil take full responsibility.
“We will get through it. And we will get through it together.”
Prinsloo has not yet responded to either Stroh’s claims or Levine’s statement.