Sell sunset star Chrishell Stause has criticized Adam Levine for the wording of his statement in light of allegations that he cheated on his wife, Behati Prinsloo.
Maroon 5 frontman Levin, 43, became a trending topic on social media on Monday after Instagram model Sumner Stroh claimed in a viral TikTok video that she was having an affair with the musician for a year.
The model and influencer, 23, also shared screenshots of messages she claimed were from Levine, including one asking if he could name his expected third child after her.
Earlier The voice Coach Levine broke his silence on Tuesday and released a statement on an Instagram story denying an affair, although he admitted in his communication that he had “crossed the line”.
“A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air,” the singer wrote. “I used poor judgment to talk to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirty way.
“I haven’t had an affair, yet I crossed the line at a regrettable time in my life. In some cases it became inappropriate; I addressed that and took proactive steps to resolve it with my family.”
“My wife and my family is all I care about in this world,” he said. “To be so naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it . And we’ll get through it together.”
Dancing with the stars alum Stause, 41, was one of numerous social media users who responded to Levine’s statement, as she objected to his use of a particular word.
“When I apologize in public for cheating, I hate the part of a man that we get through it together,” she wrote on Twitter. “Don’t speak for her. You’ve done enough.’
With the tweet garnering over 19,000 likes within hours, a Levine Twitter user responded: “I want to hear, ‘Obviously I’m a bad guy. I’m rude and incredibly disrespectful. terribly.’
“No notes,” TV personality Stause wrote back, along with two applause emojis.
Stroh also seemed unimpressed with Levine’s statement, writing in an Instagram post on Tuesday, “Somebody give this man a dictionary.”
In a screenshot shared by Stroh in her TikTok video, a text message from Levine in June 2022 read, “It’s just unreal how damn hot you are, like it amazes me.”
Another post Stroh shared said, “Okay serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really want to call it Sumner. Is that okay? DEAD serious.”
The social media post was shared days after Victoria’s Secret model Prinsloo, 34, who has been married to Levine for eight years, shared photos on Instagram confirming that she and her musician husband are expecting their third child together.
In the video, Stroh went on to say she was “completely manipulated” by Levine, adding in a follow-up video that she was under the impression that Levine and Prinsloo’s marriage had ended.
“In retrospect, I wish I had questioned things more. I wish I wasn’t so naive, but you know, being naive doesn’t excuse what I did and the part I played in it,” Stroh said in the second video.
“Again, I wasn’t trying to gain sympathy in any way, and I fully realize that I’m not the victim of this. I’m not the one really getting hurt here, it’s Behati and her kids, and therefore, I’m I’m so sorry,” she added.
News week has contacted representatives for Levine, Prinsloo and Stroh for comment.