It’s only been four days since Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo officially revealed that she was pregnant with husband Adam Levine’s third child. Since then, Instagram model Sumner Stroh posted a tell-all TikTok video revealing that Levine had allegedly “manipulated” her into having an affair with him.
According to Stroh, she and the 43-year-old singer had been “seeing each other for about a year,” when Levine DMed her on Instagram to ask her permission to name his and Prinsloo’s son after her.
The full DM, which Stroh showed a screenshot of, 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.” He followed up the question with a shrug emoji.
In the model’s video, she claimed she was “having an affair with a man who’s married to Victoria’s Secret model” and added that at the start of their affair, “I was young, I was naive. And I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in the scene like I am now. So I was definitely very easily manipulated.”
“Maroon 5 is practically elevator music at this point,” Stroh went on. “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.”
Apparently, the reason Stroh made the decision to come forward now about the situation was that she “sent some screenshots recklessly to a few friends I thought I trusted, and one of them had attempted to sell to a tabloid—so here I am.”
She added that she “never wanted to come forward,” knowing “the implications that come with doing what I do, making money the way I do, and being an Instagram model.”
“Aware many people will try to fill in the gaps with many false assumptions,” the model followed up in an Instagram Story. “I don’t feel like I’m doing any favors, considering the manner this had to go about. It’s a lot to digest but hopefully, at the very least, the truth being out can do some good.”
Levine and Prinsloo have been together for ten years since they began dating in 2012 and married two years later. Their two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, were born in 2016 and 2018, with the announcement of Prinsloo’s third pregnancy only just coming out in the past few weeks.
Twitter latched onto the news, with folks sharing their thoughts on Levine’s alleged affair.