A lot has happened since Monday as the world discovered that a very famous musician can also (gasp!) be a womanizer.
OK, it’s not exactly shocking. And there’s no real evidence that Adam Levine, frontman of sugary pop band Maroon 5, has ever had a physical affair. But the breakneck speed at which five different women have come forward this week, claiming everything from a year-long relationship to innocent flirting with the crooner, has gossip mobs salivating.
A number of awkward Instagram DMs show that persons‘Sexiest Man Alive 2013 could send the honor to his head. There are moments of unflinching egos, like when he appears to be telling a woman that she’s “personally 50 times hotter” before adding, “and so am I,” or when he later asks the same woman if he’s his child can name her after her, leading her to conclude, “I’m in hell.” Some of the messages are just pathetically awesome – in one thread, he seems to be complimenting a woman’s butt and begging her, “I’d do anything for it.” do,” and capping his request with a rolling-eyed emoji that almost makes you feel bad for him until you remember he’s married with kids.
Some of the allegations take a more sinister turn. A woman claims her boyfriend physically assaulted her after finding suggestive text messages from the singer on her phone.
Levine has mostly remained silent while weathering the storm of revelations and subsequent media coverage. After the initial allegation, Levine denied ever having an affair, but managed to use “poor judgment when speaking to anyone other than my wife in ANY sort of flirtatious manner,” according to a statement provided to TMZ became. Since then, four other women have come forward with their own stories and receipts, raising questions about the future of his marriage.
Meanwhile, paparazzi have spotted the singer and his wife of eight years, former Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, several times since the scandal broke. The couple, who have two children together and are currently expecting their third, all smiles as they strolled through Montecito, California, where they own a home, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Below is a summary of the five women who have come forward against Levine so far.
Stroh single-handedly exposed this scandal in a turning point on TikTok on Monday.
The 23-year-old OnlyFans model, who now has nearly a million followers on TikTok and Instagram combined, says she was involved in an affair with Levine for around a year, although it’s not clear when the alleged rendezvous began.
Her first video includes screenshots of Instagram DMs claiming to be from Levine.
“It’s really unreal how freaking hot you are,” he appears to be saying from his verified account. “Like it blows my mind.” He later adds, “You’re 50 times hotter in person. And so am I, haha.”
All along, says Stroh, she felt Levine and Prinsloo were apart. She admits to feeling “exploited” and “manipulated” by the alleged affair, which she says began shortly after she moved to Los Angeles.
The weirdest part comes when Levine, after what Stroh calls “months” of not talking last summer, seems to slip back into her inbox to ask if he can name his third child after her.
“Okay serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really want to name him Sumner. Do you agree? DEAD seriously,” reads the screenshot of the message.
In another TikTok posted Tuesday, Stroh claims she only came forward because she wanted to kill any possible news in the works after finding out one of her friends had tried to sell the screenshots to a tabloid.
“I thought they held [their separation] quiet to avoid the negative press. I was new to LA, so with celebrities of this caliber I assumed that was the case,” she says in Tuesday’s video. “Because of my vulnerable position, I believed everything he said.”
Levine has denied ever dating or having an affair, but his alleged messages to Stroh, if legitimate, directly contradict it.
On Tuesday, Rose – who has 69,000 followers on Instagram and appears to have dabbled in a cosmetics line last year, although not much is known about her beyond that – posted a since-deleted TikTok showing more flirtatious messages from the Grammy-winning musician.
“I shouldn’t be talking to you,” Levine seems to be telling her on the news.
TikTok users were quick to toast Rose for some of her own replies, in which she tried to set her taste in music apart from other women.
“I’m weird like that too and only listen to metal lol,” she said, to which Levine replied, “Said there ain’t no hot chicks but you.”
Despite her dubious attempts to stand out, Rose seems to have been inspired by Stroh’s honesty.
“If any other girl has experiences with him, which I’m sure they should, I think they should post because I really feel sorry for his wife,” she said at the end of her video.
Perhaps the most mysterious character in this saga, Maryka is a heavily tattooed young woman with around 46,000 followers on Instagram. Though her account once labeled her a comedian, that label appears to have since been dropped from her profile.
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that she posted a series of Instagram DM screenshots between herself and Levine’s official account.
Content creator Dana Omari quickly took the helm of this part of the drama, sharing more screenshots between Maryka and Levine on her own Instagram account.
In one exchange, Maryka appears to say she’s taking her time off Instagram, to which Levine replies, “Distract yourself by fucking with me!” Then he sends her a short video message, saying, “I’m stupid.”
In another exchange, he admits, “I’m obsessed with you now,” to which Maryka asks, “Dude, aren’t you like married lol.” Levine replies, “Yeah, but it’s a bit complicated. Stuff gets hard and the vid thing didn’t help. I could escape.”
Zabel, the owner of AZ I AM Yoga in Santa Monica, California, posted an Instagram story on Tuesday detailing the dark ending of Levine’s daring communication with her.
Zabel, 49, says her exchange with the singer happened when she was his yoga teacher between 2007 and 2010. (This claim does not appear to overlap with Levine’s relationship with Prinsloo, whom he reportedly met in 2012.)
“One day he texted me, ‘I want to spend the day naked with you.’ I was in the bath but my jealous ex saw it and got angry,” she wrote in her post this week.
Zabel tried to convince her boyfriend that Levine’s messages were for his then-girlfriend, Rebecca Ginos. She says she then texted Levine to ask if that was the case, but when he didn’t respond, her boyfriend allegedly turned violent and broke her wrist.
“A massive, life-changing, destructive moment,” said Zabel. “And when I told Adam he ignored it, never apologized, removed me from the upcoming tour, and chilled me at one of the most devastating times of my life.”
In a follow-up post later Tuesday, she clarified that Levine was not responsible for her boyfriend’s actions.
“What disappointed me, and still disappoints, about Adam is how Adam reacted after that incident,” she said.
In a comment below her post, she added, “I hope Adam can be honest and real. I hope he can be an example to men on how to treat women because babes are hot! But that doesn’t mean women are objects and should be treated as such. I know Adam has a good heart and hopefully even in this situation he can find deep healing and peace with his past while preparing his young daughters to one day be confident, intelligent and respected young women.”
The youngest woman to make allegations against Levine is 21-year-old Auburn University sophomore Ashley Russell, who said so Daily mail that Levine first started seeing her Instagram Stories in March after allegedly finding her on his “Explore” page.
“I wonder what his is [feed] looks like… all young women? Very strange to me,” Russell told the British tabloid.
Levine then graduated to liking her posts and sending her messages asking if she’s in college and applauding her for her progress at the gym.
“[He would message] my time almost every day at night around 10 p.m. I checked every time I published a story, what was happening every day, and it was always viewed by him,” she said. “He mostly liked butt stories and would always reply with something to do with leg or butt day at the gym.”
Their exchange ended after she advised him against flirting with random women online.
“When I told him he was going to get caught DMing girls like me, he stopped texting me,” she said.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/adam-levine-cheating-scandal-a-breakdown-of-all-the-allegations-so-far?source=articles&via=rss A breakdown of all previous allegations