ADAM Levine has denied having a physical affair with Instagram model Sumner Stroh – but admitted he behaved "inappropriately".
The Maroon 5 rocker, 43, said he "crossed a line" with Sumner, 23, and has "risked everything" with his wife Behati Prinsloo.
Adam told TMZ on Tuesday: "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 of my life.
"In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family."
The Voice star – who has two children with Behati – went on: "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world.
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"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."
Adam married model Behati in 2014. They have two children together – daughters Dusty, five, and Gio, four.
The couple announced earlier this month that they are expecting their third child.
Sumner claimed in a TikTok video on Monday that she had an affair with Adam for about a year.
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“I was having an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model,” she said in the clip.
“At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited.
"I wasn't in the scene like I am now, so I was definitely easily manipulated.
Sumner shared screenshots of what appeared to be messages on Instagram from Adam.
One read: “It’s truly unreal how f***ing hot you are. Like it blows my mind. You are 50 times hotter in person."
Sumner claims they were "seeing each other for about a year", until the two lost contact "over a period of months".
But he allegedly got back in touch through Instagram to ask whether he could name his third child after her.
Adam is said to have 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."
SUMNER HITS OUT
Sumner said the messages made her feel like "I have to be in hell at this point".
She added: "I mean my morals were unknowingly compromised. I was completely manipulated."
The model said she was speaking out reluctantly to avoid the story emerging elsewhere.
She claimed she shared the screenshots privately with a friend who threatened to make them public.
Sumner, who also has a raunchy OnlyFans account, said: "I wanted to handle this privately.
"I never wanted to come forward because obviously, I know the implications that come with doing what I do, making money the way I do, and being an Instagram model."
Adam – who is a former judge on The Voice in the US – began dating Namibian beauty Behati in 2012, one month after Adam broke up with Victoria's Secret Angel Anne Vyalitsyna.
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They briefly split in 2013, but got engaged later that year and married in Mexico in 2014. The couple welcomed their first daughter three years later.
In May this year they sold their sprawling ten-bed LA mansion for $51million, around $6million under the asking price.
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