Sumner Stroh, an Instagram model, opened out on Tiktok about her alleged liaison with the Maroon 5 frontman and his bizarre request.
What a day it must have been for Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, to have to explain what TikTok is to the 43-year-old on social media!
On Monday morning, Instagram model Sumner Stroh released a shocking TikTok in which Stroh claimed Levine “manipulated” her into having an affair. This comes just three days after Levine’s model wife Behati Prinsloo revealed their third pregnancy with a snapshot of her swelling tummy. Stroh claimed that in June, after months of silence, he and his wife DMed her on Instagram to ask whether she was “fine with” them naming their unborn child after her. Messy!
“Ok, serious question,” the entire DM read. If I have another child, I really want to name him Sumner if it’s a boy. Do you agree to that? VERY serious He followed the post with an oddly placed shrugging emoji:
Stroh recalled “having an affair with a man who is married to Victoria’s Secret model” on her TikTok. She said that she was “young and naive” when the relationship started. And to be perfectly honest, I feel taken advantage of. I wasn’t present like I am today at the moment. I was thus undoubtedly highly susceptible to manipulation.
At this point, Maroon 5 is virtually elevator music, said Stroh. (Elevator music, please!) So, I’m sure you’re familiar with Adam Levine. I had been dating Adam for nearly a year, and this is how he returned to my life after I had neglected to communicate with him for several months. Stroh says at the conclusion of the film why she chose this particular time to tell her story: “I emailed some screenshots carelessly to a few friends I thought I trusted, and one of them had tried to sell to a tabloid—so here I am.”
According to Stroh, she felt “like I have to be in hell at this moment” after reading the DMs. Knowing “the connotations that come with doing what I do, making money the way I do, and being an Instagram model,” as well as the “stereotypes” connected to being an influencer, she claimed she “never wanted to come out.”
After sharing the TikTok, she added a note to it on Instagram with the caption, “Aware many people will try to fill in the blanks with various erroneous conclusions. “Considering how this has to be done, I don’t feel like I’m doing anyone any favors. It’s a lot to take in, but perhaps the facts coming out will at least be helpful.
The utterly insane information that Levine apparently wants to name his and his wife’s third child after his lover is likely to be the most common takeaway from Stroh’s TikTok. But I also wonder about Stroh’s assertions that Levine “exploited” and “manipulated” her, which sound just as troubling as his bizarre baby-naming routine. (A practice that begs the question of how his two little daughters’ names, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, came to be!)
Levine and Prinsloo started dating in 2012, and they subsequently got married in 2014. After welcoming their daughters in 2016 and 2018, the couple recently revealed that they were expecting their third child. They have not yet responded to Stroh’s TikTok accusations.
Levine’s odd emoji selections are one of the many unanswered things I keep returning to in relation to this whole situation. Levine is an “elevator music” composer who hasn’t written a passable song in years and is obnoxiously using the shrugging emoji in 2022, while Prinsloo is a literal Victoria’s Secret model who looks like this. I detest what society permits average males to do!