Adam Levine’s lack of “physical” cheating would not protect him in potential divorce court, attorneys have said.
The Maroon 5 frontman has certainly committed no crime, but his behavior is being scrutinized this week amid allegations that the married musician had an affair with an Instagram model.
Five women have now claimed the 43-year-old entertainer sent them inappropriate messages in the days after 23-year-old model Sumner Stroh claimed she had a year-long affair with Levine, who is married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. , 34.
Levine has since responded to the allegations and said he “crossed the line.”
Prinsloo – who shares two children with Levine and has another baby on the way – has yet to comment publicly, but divorce lawyers have already weighed her options and speculated whether she will pursue a separation in light of her husband’s behavior .
“Judges see emotional cases exactly the same way they see physical cases,” said Evan D. Schein, partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein. Pleasemynews.
“It’s through a judicial lens that gives no weight to either. Believing that a judge is going to punish a spouse or make a decision based on an emotional or physical matter is one of the biggest misconceptions that exist.”
Jacqueline Newman, a divorce attorney at the same firm, added that in many cases “emotional matters can sometimes be even more devastating to a couple than physical matters.”
She added: “That said, a marriage can survive, but it takes a lot of work to rebuild trust.”
Carole Lieberman, MD, psychiatrist and author of “Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them,” said Pleasemynews“Although Adam denies cheating in a ‘physical’ way, more and more women are coming forward, and at least one says it was a real (physical) affair. As Ricky Ricardo said, Adam has ‘lots of’ Spanish to do.'”
Meanwhile, celebrity attorney Frank Salzano said that while Levine had to address the rumors given his celebrity status, “his relationship would be best served — and repaired — by keeping the scenes private.”
Addressing the situation on Instagram this week, Levine admitted that he “crossed the line” but didn’t have an affair.
“I have shown poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife about ANY kind of flirting.
“I didn’t have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during an unfortunate time in my life. In some cases, it became inappropriate; I addressed this and took proactive steps to address it with my family,” he wrote.
“My wife and my family are all I care about in this world. Being naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that really matters to me was the biggest mistake I could have made. I will never do it again. I take full responsibility. We’ll get through this. And we’ll get through this together,” Levine said.
Nancy Chemtob, a famous matrimonial and family lawyer, has urged Prinsloo not to let ‘judgment’ ruin her marriage, telling Pleasemynews: “Behati Prinsloo has many options, none of which are great since she was publicly embarrassed by Adam Levine’s indiscretions.”
Pleasemynews has reached out to reps for Prinsloo and Levine for comment.