Celebrity relationships often make headlines when things go sideways for them. This time, singer Adam Levine, 43, the front man for the band, Maroone5, is embroiled in Instagram cheating accusations. Levine has been married to his wife, Behati Prinsloo, 34, for 8 years now. The couple is currently awaiting the arrival of their third child together. So, how did Adam get himself in trouble? Instagram models are speaking out, sharing screenshots of inappropriate direct messages (DM) they shared together. Yes, Adam Levine “slipped into their DMs” as a married man. He has admitted to exchanging “inappropriate” messages with different women. He explained:

“A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner.”

The question on everyone’s mind seems to be, is this considered cheating? Different people will define cheating in unique ways. Some will define cheating as any romantic interest, physical or otherwise, expressed outside of a monogamous relationship. Others will say “slipping into someone’s DMs” is considered emotional cheating. And there are some that will say these messages mean nothing. Communication and expectations between partners will ultimately dictate how these types of interactions will impact a marriage a family unit. Is the marriage in question an open marriage? Is is a “traditional marriage”? These factors will change how different flirtatious interactions are viewed by the partners in questions.

Adam Levine has publicly apologize to Behati, sharing that he is fully committed to his wife and family. But, is this enough to save their marriage? These are discussions which can be explored with a licensed clinician, a mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist. Speaking to a professional can help you evaluate the thoughts and feelings you have on your marriage following circumstances such as the one Adam Levine and his wife are currently facing. What is your take on things? Do you think “slipping into someone’s DMs” is cheating?

Adam Levine Image Credit: “Adam Levine” by gashleygoh is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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