Behati Prinsloo returned to social media on Friday, perhaps conveying a message to detractors following the adultery scandal involving her husband, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Prinsloo raises her middle finger to the camera in an Instagram story photo.
The photo, which also has Prinsloo sticking out her tongue, is from Victoria’s Secret fashion presentation. She is dressed in a black top with jean shorts and black tights.
Last month, blogger and model Sumner Stroh made a TikTok video accusing Levine of sending her amorous messages on Instagram as well as indulging in a physical affair with her for a year. He allegedly told her that his marriage to Prinsloo was finished and that they had parted ways.
Stroh went on to state that she ended the romance when she discovered he and Prinsloo were still married. However, Levine is said to have continued to message her. She even said he contacted her after learning his wife was expecting their third child, indicating he wanted to name the child after her.
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Following the success of Stroh’s TikTok, other women began to accuse Levine of sending them flirtatious messages.
While Levine denied ever having an affair physically, he did acknowledge having “stepped the line.” He apologized to his wife for his mistakes in the same message.
“There’s a lot being said about me right now, and I’d like to clarify the air. I exercised bad judgment in flirty conversations with anyone other than my wife. I did not have an affair, but I did cross the line during a difficult point in my life “Levine stated.
“In some cases, it became inappropriate; I addressed that and took proactive steps to fix this with my family,” he added. “In this world, all I care about is my wife and my family. To be so foolish and stupid as to put the only thing that truly means to me in jeopardy was the biggest mistake I could ever make… we’ll get through it. And we’ll make it through together.”
Many celebrities criticized his apology, saying it seemed more like Levine was sorry he was caught. Chrishell Stause, star of “Selling Sunset,” was not pleased with his use of the word “we” in his apologies.
“When a man publicly apologizes for cheating, I despise the – we will get through it together part,” Stause tweeted. “Don’t speak on her behalf. You’ve accomplished enough.”
However, the couple has maintained a unified front and has been photographed together many times since the affair.
Prinsloo and Levine are expecting their third child together after having daughters Dusty Rose, 6, and Gio Grace, 4.