An Instagram model claims to have was involved in an affair with Maroon Five’s Adam Levine and that after they stopped talking and he wrote him to request whether he could name his child after her.
Sumner Stroh, who has less than 350,000 Instagram followers has made the claims in an TikTok video she posted on Monday. She claimed she was with the married singer for approximately an entire year, but didn’t say what time. The wife of Levine has been Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo.
“I was involved in one-on-one affairs with an individual who is married to a Victoria’s secret model. When I was in that moment I was young and I was young I’m saying that I feel like I’m being abused,” Stroh said in the video.
Levine was engaged to Prinsloo since the year 2014. The couple announced earlier this month that they were expecting their third child. They have two daughters who are 5 and 4.
On the TikTok footage, Stroh shared a screenshot of an Instagram DM that Levine had claimed to have posted to the woman “after I stopped talking to him over a period of months.” The message is: “Ok serious question. I’m expecting another baby and if it’s a boy, I’d like to call the baby Sumner. Are you okay with that? DEAD real.”
She also shared photos of flirty Instagram DM exchanges with what seemed to be her account.
Stroh stated that she’d never intended to publish the story with the world, but she came forward after she’d sent the photo to some of her acquaintances who tried to sell the story an online tabloid.
She claimed she was not guilty of participating in the saga by stating “my morals were unknowingly compromised” and “I was completely manipulated.”
“Embarrassed I was involved w a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect,” she wrote in the caption of her video.
A representative of Levine did not respond immediately to a request to comment.
The video was viewed 7.5 million times within the 10 hours following the time she uploaded the video. Then she posted a new video responding to criticisms and claiming that she wasn’t trying to play victim.
“In no way was I trying to gain sympathy,” she added. “And I’m fully aware that I’m not the sole victim of this. I’m not the person who’s hurt in this incident. It’s Behati’s children and her and, to them, I’m sorry.”
Stroh has also explained what meant by claiming she was being manipulated.
“The most significant thing that I didn’t really pay attention to is that at the time, I had the assumption they were married and in the process of ending. I was of the opinion that they were keeping their mouths shut to keep their name out of the news because, as I stated, I was unfamiliar with LA so I assumed that when you have celebrities with this kind of status, would be the case,” she said.
“And that’s why I feel exploited, because he knew I believed everything that he said because of my vulnerable position of being new to LA,” she explained. “Also the man was DMing me directly through his confirmed Instagram account. I had no reason to question it further. Now I realize it was probably a manipulation strategy of his it was just hidden out of sight.”