American musician, actor, and television personality who first gained fame as the lead singer and chief songwriter of Maroon 5 and later broadened his audience as a coach on the television singing competition The Voice Adam Levine hit the stage for his first show since responding to an Instagram model’s allegations that she’d had an affair with the Maroon 5 frontman. The 43-year-old performed with his band on Oct. 1 at The Event, an annual fundraising gala, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Spotted backstage: His wife, Behati Prinsloo, who appeared to be in great spirits.
Adam Levine’s show comes just weeks after he first made headlines when Instagram model Sumner Stroh said in a pair of TikToks that she had a yearlong affair with the “Sugar” singer. In his statement addressing the claim, Levine—who shares two children, Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4 with Prinsloo—denied the affair but admitted to exercising “poor judgment.” The cheating allegations also came just days after the model announced she was pregnant with the couple’s third child, according to E! News,
Behati Prinsloo was spotted backstage at Adam Levine’s show with Maroon 5 in Las Vegas Saturday night, Page Six has learned.
The performance marked Levine’s first public appearance since he was accused of cheating on his pregnant wife and sending flirty messages to various women via Instagram DMs.
Adam took the stage at the MGM Grand Hotel over the weekend as part of Shaquille O’Neal’s charity gala, The Event, which was attended by stars like Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek, Logan Paul and Flavor Flav.
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At the Las Vegas gala, hosted by the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, host Shaquille O’Neal expressed his support for Levine following the public backlash over the scandal.
“Adam is a friend of mine from [a long] time ago. I always say to myself, you know, I cannot be a hypocrite,” explained the NBA legend, who was previously married to Shaunie Henderson from 2002 to 2011.
“Now, I wasn’t the greatest husband in the world, so just because I have a large platform right now doesn’t give me the right to bash other people. He’s great, he’s doing something for the children, he’s always been like that. I’m happy for him. And I wish him luck.”
The former Los Angeles Lakers player was referencing recent claims made by model Sumner Stroh, who – along with several other women — accused Levine of sending inappropriate and flirty DMs over Instagram.
Levine had addressed the cheating allegations in a Sept. 19 Instagram post. “”A lot is being said about me and I want to clear the air,” he wrote. “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,” he added. “I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”
Stroh alleged in a video shared to TIkTok that she had a year-long affair with the married musician, who shares daughters Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4, with Prinsloo, 34. The supermodel is currently pregnant with their third baby.
Levine later admitted to sending inappropriate messages that “crossed the line” in a statement shared via his Instagram Story. However, he denied ever having an affair.
“A lot is being said about me and want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner,” Levine wrote in part earlier this month. “I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life.”
He added, “In certain instances, it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”
The singer continued, “My wife and my family are all I care about in this world. 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.”
The source noted that while there are “no excuses for his inappropriate behavior,” the Voice star said that “it was nothing physical.”
“He’s disappointed in himself and upset that he has hurt his family like this,” the insider added. “It’s a wake-up call and has made him realize that he has a lot to work on.”
Despite the international backlash, Levine and Prinsloo have been putting on a united front in public.
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Sources: E! News, Page Six
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