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Adam Levine Addresses Cheating Allegations

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It's the celebrity scandal that has got everyone talking. Maroon 5's lead singer, Adam Levine, was publicly accused of cheating on his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, with upcoming model Sumner Stroh. The couple, who recently announced the forthcoming arrival of their third child, remained silent in the immediate aftermath of the revelation. Now, Levine has finally announced his side of the story, apologizing to his wife and vowing to make right his wrongs. If somehow you've missed the drama, here's what has gone down so far.

It all kicked off last Tuesday when TikTok influencer and model, Sumner Stroh uploaded a video to her account, spilling the beans on her affair with "a man married to a Victoria's Secret model." "Embarrassed I was involved with a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect," she wrote in the caption. In the video itself, she detailed how the affair came to be. "At the time, I was young; I was naïve and, quite frankly, I feel exploited," she told her followers in the now-viral video. Along with screenshots of messages sent by Adam Levine's official account, she revealed that the pair had been seeing each other for about a year.

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Why did this all resurface now, you ask? Well, Sumner explained that after a while of not talking, Levine reached out over Instagram, asking the model if she would be okay with him naming his baby after her. "He said, 'Ok, serious question. I'm having another baby and if it's [a] boy I really wanna name it Sumner," he is alleged to have written. "You ok with that? DEAD serious." Met with a mixed response of comments, in which many accused the model of playing the victim, Sumner later uploaded a second video to explain herself further and clarified she only went public with the affair to avoid her friend selling the story.

In response, Levine took his Instagram stories to address the accusation. "A lot is being said about me right now, and I want to clear the air," he wrote. "I used poor judgment 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." Stay tuned as the story continues to develop.