AceShowbiz - Adam Levine doesn't believe in monogamy. The 43-year-old singer/songwriter admitted to have cheated in the past before news broke that he allegedly had an affair with an Instagram model while being married to Behati Prinsloo.
In a 2009 interview with Cosmopolitan, the then-29-year-old musician/actor explained, "Instinctively, monogamy is not in our genetic makeup. People cheat. I have cheated." He seemingly felt a sense of guilt though, as he added, "And you know what? There is nothing worse than the feeling of doing it."
The old interview resurfaces in the wake of cheating allegations against Adam brought forward by Sumner Stroh. In a TikTok video, the 23-year-old said that she and Adam had a relationship for about a year, but they have not talked for months now.
She also shared a screenshot of an alleged message sent by Adam to her in which he asked, "Ok, serious question. I'm having another baby and if it's [a] boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You OK with that? DEAD serious."
Adam later issued a statement denying that he had "an affair." He, however, admitted to showing "poor judgement" and that he "crossed the line."
More women have since come forward with claims that Adam flirted with them. One of them was a comedian named Maryka, who posted on her Instagram Story a screenshot of an alleged conversation with the Maroon 5 frontman in which he told her, "Distract yourself by f**king with me!" Maryka also shared a video Adam sent to her in which he said, "I'm stupid," though the context in which he sent it is not clear.
Another woman named Alyson Rosef also posted a bunch of direct messages allegedly from Adam. "I shouldn't be talking to you you know (right)?" he allegedly asked in one of the messages. During another exchange, when Alyson stated she only likes metal music, the "This Love" hitmaker allegedly responded, "Said no hot chicks ever other than you."
Most recently, Adam's ex-yoga instructor accused him of sending a flirtatious text to her. Taking to her Instagram Story with the hashtag #ExposeAdamLevine, Alanna Zabel claimed the "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" crooner, whom she worked with between 2007 and 2010, sent her a single flirty text while he was still romantically involved with waitress Becky Ginos, whom he dated between 2006 and 2009.
"One day he texted me saying 'I want to spend the day with you naked.' I was in the bath but my jealous ex saw it and went into a rage," she wrote. Alanna said the text ruined her relationship with her boyfriend and changed her life. "Massive life changing, destructive moment, and when I told Adam he ignored it, never apologized (sic), removed me from the upcoming tour and iced me out during one of the most devastating times of my life, all from his one flirtatious text," so she claimed.
Seemingly unfazed by the cheating allegations, Adam and his wife Behati put on a united front during their first public outing since news of the alleged affair broke. They were all smiles as they picked up their two kids from school on Tuesday, September 20.