Adam Levine Flirts With Other Women Because He Reportedly ‘Likes the Attention’

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The week of September 19, 2022, will go down in history as the one during which not one hour could go without an update on the Adam Levine cheating scandal.  

A source that claims to be close to Levine explained the Maroon 5 crooner's flirty direct messages to Instagram model Sumner Stroh and two more women in a statement to People: “He was messaging her, being flirtatious with three women. One of them—she specifically said they have a physical relationship but he is completely denying that to friends,” the source added. “Why would he do this? He liked the attention, he likes it more than most.” The source also tells People that Levine is insistent to friends that he did not get physical with anyone. “Nothing physical happened. He swears it,” they said. 

Levine has been the subject of a lot of chatter online (and off) this week after Instagram model Sumner Stroh posted a TikTok video on Monday, September 19, claiming that she had a yearlong affair with Levine, who has been married to former Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014. Stroh's video included screenshots of direct messages between herself and Levine. She also claimed that Levine planned to name his unborn child after her. He and Prinsloo have two children together, with a third on the way. 

On Tuesday, September 20, Levine shared a statement in which he admitted to sending the messages but denied anything physical: “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 of my life.”

“In certain instances it became inappropriate,” Adam Levine continued. “I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family. My wife and my 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 take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.”

Originally Appeared on Glamour