Cheating accusations are never good for celebrities, especially in this age of social media, where a rumor will spread like wildfire before the accused can get out in front of it. But sometimes such allegations go beyond making fans feel cringey to causing straight-up repulsed reactions, and it’s that latter scenario that the F-bomb-dropping Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine finds himself faced with. Influencer Sumner Stroh has taken to social media with not just claims that she had an affair with the married musician, but also the notion that he wanted to give his and his wife’s new child the same name as her.
Yes, Adam Levine’s wife Behati Prinsloo is pregnant with the couple’s third child, and the cheating rumors aren’t going to bring a lot of positive energy to that situation, whether they’re 100% true or otherwise. See what Sumner Stroh had to say about the former Voice coach on TikTok:
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The Maroon 5 singer has been married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014, and they share two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, with a third child on the horizon.
In her TikTok video, Sumner Stroh showed what appeared to be a DM from Adam Levine on her Instagram account, more or less asking for her permission to use the name “Sumner” should he and Prinsloo have a boy. The supposed message read:
If we want to get technical, and assuming this was a true screenshot from Adam Levine, the singer didn’t specifically ask to name the baby after his alleged mistress. He simply asked if she was OK with him and his wife using the name. Maybe he just liked the name Sumner?
The fact that he only seemed interested in the name should the child be a boy might actually strengthen the argument that he didn’t want to name the baby after her. One could argue that it would make more sense for Adam Levine — a musician — to want to name his male child after Sting — a fellow musician — whose real name is Gordon Sumner.
That’s still giving a whole lot of grace to the singer in what looks like a very messy situation, but since we only have one side of the story, we have to allow for the possibility that there’s more than one “Sumner” who could have given Adam Levine the idea. If she wasn’t the inspiration, however, you’d think he would want to clarify that to her, right? And maybe he did. There’s certainly a lot we don’t know, either way.
Sumner Stroh explained in her video that she and Adam Levine were involved with each other for about a year. Months after things ended between them, he apparently sent her the above message asking about his impending child’s name. The Instagram model said she never planned to go public with the affair, but she had sent screenshots to some friends, one of whom tried to sell the images. Stroh indicated that this forced her hand in coming forward with the TikTok.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine generally keep their relationship pretty private (although they did post some fun pics of fake face tattoos when launching their tequila brand in November), so it’s no surprise that neither one has yet addressed this on their respective social media accounts. We’ll have to see if anything else comes out publicly regarding these wild allegations.