No, Maroon 5 hasn’t put out any new music, but frontman Adam Levine is definitely trending.
The musician has landed himself in an off-key controversy after his DMs started to leak this week. In the messages, Levine, who has been married to model Behati Prinsloo since 2014, gets more-than-flirty with other women.
Instagram model Sumner Stroh kicked off the accusations by saying she’d had an affair with Levine when she was “young” and “naïve.” In a TikTok video, Stroh shared snippets of their conversations, which began when Levine reached out to ask her if he could name his new baby “Sumner”:
Levine responded with a statement on Instagram denying the affair took place, but admitting that he “crossed a line.”
“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.
“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.”
One Twitter user offered this revision to the text:
I fixed Adam Levine’s apology. pic.twitter.com/5bXFfGJvSt
— Aylin ? (@Aizawaninesi) September 20, 2022
But the damage control couldn’t stop the story, and soon two other woman — comedian Maryka and Instagram model Alyson Rose — shared messages they also claim they had with Levine.
In an Instagram story that’s since gone viral, Maryka alleges Levine messaged her, “Holy f*ck. Holy f*cking f*ck. That body of yours is absurd.”
The clip was reshared:
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Then the memes started flooding in:
The funniest thing I’ve ever made and I’d course it has to be about Adam Levine pic.twitter.com/IFKSMm0jMa
— Steven Neaves (@neaves_steven) September 22, 2022
never asking adam levine to review my essays again pic.twitter.com/ImU13Er2Pp
— Hurt CoPain (@SaeedDiCaprio) September 21, 2022
I had no idea that Adam Levine was so into HTML. pic.twitter.com/eTX3qmrYtP
— Jack Forge (@TheJackForge) September 22, 2022
Pennsylvania lieutenant governor John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for the US Senate against Republican Dr. Oz, even got in on the action:
But of course, the gays delivered for the win:
RuPaul during Season 14 of Drag Race pic.twitter.com/z2xB5Nly28
— JushForFans (@jush_for_fun) September 22, 2022
Adam Levine actually was cheating with him pic.twitter.com/W7fpQ5dyvp
— Kate | Reylo is the waylo | (@FERAL__REY) September 21, 2022
Adam Levine and I even went fossil hunting together ? pic.twitter.com/i5l2SHacO5
— Fossil Daddy (@Fossildaddy) September 23, 2022
adam levine confirmed he’s a frank stan pic.twitter.com/ZVaY0UONos
— comfort for frank stans (@comfortpunisher) September 23, 2022
maybe Adam Levine does have taste pic.twitter.com/sOSYtQ1urc
— bider-man (@bispideyyy) September 23, 2022