A lot has happened since Monday, when the world discovered that a very famous musician might as well be (gasp!) a woman.
Okay, that’s not too surprising. And there’s no real evidence that Adam Levine, lead singer of pop band Maroon 5, ever actually had a physical affair. But the breakneck speed at which five different women have appeared this week, accusing everything from a year-long relationship to innocent flirting with the singer, has the InfoUsaPro dogs salivating.
A series of awkward Instagram DMs show that PeopleThe Sexiest Man of 2013 probably let that honor go to his head. There are moments of pure ego, like when he shows up to tell a woman he’s “50 times sexier personally” before adding, “and so am I,” or when he later asks the same woman if she can name her child after his name, leading him to conclude, “I’m in hell.” Some of his messages are particularly horny—in one thread, he appears to be complimenting a woman’s backside and pleading with her, “I’d do anything for it,” closing her pleas with a rolling eye emoji that almost makes you feel bad. for her, until you remember she is married with children.
Some of the accusations turned out to be more sinister. A woman claims her boyfriend physically assaulted her after finding suggestive text messages from the singer on her phone.
Levine remained largely silent as he faced the ensuing storm of revelations and media coverage. After the first allegations, Levine denied ever having had an affair, but was forced to use “poor judgment in talking to anyone other than my wife in ANY flirtatious manner,” according to a statement provided to InfoUsaPro. Four more women have emerged with their own stories and receipts, raising questions about the future of her marriage.
Meanwhile, the paparazzi have seen the singer and his wife of eight years, former Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, several times since the scandal broke. The couple — who share two children together and are currently expecting their third child — were all smiles as they strolled around Montecito, California, where they have a home, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Below is a rundown of the five women who have come forward against Levine so far.
Stroh single-handedly solved the scandal in a TikTok post on Monday.
The 23-year-old OnlyFans model, who now has nearly a million followers on TikTok and Instagram combined, said she was involved in an affair with Levine for about a year, though it’s unclear when the alleged dating began.
His first video included a screenshot of an Instagram DM purportedly from Levine.
“It’s absolutely unreal how sexy you are,” she said of her verified account. “Like it blew my mind.” He then added, “You are 50 times sexier in person. And me too haha.”
Meanwhile, Stroh said he was under the impression that Levine and Prinsloo were separated. He admitted to feeling “exploited” and “manipulated” by the alleged affair, which he said began shortly after he moved to Los Angeles.
The weirdest part came when, after what Stroh described as a “moon” of silence, Levine reappeared in his inbox last summer to ask if he could name his third child after him.
“Okay serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really want to name him Sumner. are you okay with that? OFF seriously,” reads a screenshot of the message.
In another TikTok posted on Tuesday, Stroh claimed he only appeared because he wanted to kill all possible news stories in the works, after learning that one of his friends was trying to sell screenshots to the tabloids.
“I believe they take care of [their separation] calm down to avoid negative press. I’m new to LA, so I’m assuming with a celebrity of that caliber,” he said in Tuesday’s video. “I believe everything he says because of my vulnerable position.”
Levine has denied ever meeting anyone or having had an affair, but the message he alleges Stroh, if valid, directly contradicts that.
On Tuesday, Rose—who has 69,000 followers on Instagram and appears to have tried her hand at the cosmetics line last year, although not much is known about her beyond that—posted a deleted TikTok showing more flirtatious messages from the Grammy winner. musician.
“I shouldn’t have spoken to you,” Levine appeared to tell him in the message.
The TikTok user was quick to grill Rose for some of her own replies, in which she tried to differentiate herself from other women with her musical taste.
“I’m also really weird and only listen to metal lol,” he said, to which Levine replied, “There’s no hotter girl than you.”
Despite her dubious attempts to stand out, Rose seems inspired by Stroh’s honesty.
“If any other girl has had an experience with him, which I’m sure they have, I think they should post it, because I feel really bad for his wife,” he says at the end of the video.
Maryka, perhaps the most mysterious figure in the story, is a heavily tattooed young woman with around 46,000 followers on Instagram. Although his account once described him as a comedian, the label appears to have been removed from his profile.
On Tuesday, InfoUsaPro reported that he posted a series of screenshots of Instagram DMs between him and Levine’s official account.
Content creator Dana Omari quickly took over this part of the drama, sharing further screenshots between Maryka and Levine on her own Instagram account.
In one exchange, Maryka apparently said she was taking time off Instagram, to which Levine replied, “Disturb yourself by making love to me!” He then sent her a short video message saying, “I’m stupid.”
In another exchange, he confessed, “I’m now obsessed with you,” to which Maryka asked, “Dude, don’t you look like married lol.” Levine replied: “Yes, but it’s a bit complicated. Things got tough and the vid thing didn’t help. I might get away with it.”
Zabel, owner of AZ I AM yoga in Santa Monica, California, posted an Instagram Story on Tuesday detailing the dark ending of Levine’s lewd communications with her.
Zabel, 49, said his exchange with the singer took place while he was her yoga teacher between 2007 and 2010. (These allegations do not appear to overlap with Levine’s relationship with Prinsloo, whom he reportedly met in 2012.)
“One day he texted me saying: ‘I want to spend the day with you naked.’ I was in the shower but my jealous ex saw it and got mad,” she wrote in her post this week.
Zabel tries to convince his girlfriend that Levine’s text is for his then girlfriend, Rebecca Ginos. She said she later texted Levine to ask if that was the case, but when she didn’t answer, her boyfriend allegedly assaulted her and broke her wrist.
“A huge, life-changing and destructive moment,” said Zabel. “And when I told Adam he ignored him, never apologized, kicked me off an upcoming tour and left me cold during one of the most devastating times of my life.”
In a follow-up post on Tuesday, he clarified that Levine was not responsible for his girlfriend’s actions.
“What disappointed and continues to disappoint me about Adam, is how Adam responded after this incident,” he said.
In a comment below his post, he added: “I wish Adam could be honest and real. I hope she can be an example for men how to treat women, because babes get hot! But that does not mean women are objects and should be treated as such. I know Adam had a good heart there, and hopefully he can find deep healing in this situation too, coming to terms with his past, while preparing his daughters to become empowered, intelligent, and respected young women one day.”
The most recent woman to file charges against Levine is 21-year-old Auburn University student Ashley Russell, who told Daily mail that Levine first started watching his Instagram Stories in March after allegedly finding them on his “Explore” page.
“I wonder what hers is [feed] it seems… all young women? It’s very strange to me,” Russell told the British tabloid.
Levine later graduated liking his post and texting him asking if he was in college and praising him for his progress in the gym.
“[He would message] most days at night around 10pm my time. I would check every time I post a story, which is every day, and it’s always seen by him,” he said. “He especially loves loot stories and will always hit back with something to do with legs or loot days at the gym.”
Their exchange ended after he advised her not to flirt with random women online.
“When I told him he would be caught DMing girls like me, he stopped texting me,” she said.