Senate Republican candidate Herschel Walker’s son, Christian Walker, has never shied away from discussing his family’s affairs online, and Walker has this time weighed in on the Adam Levine cheating controversy.
On Monday, a model named Sumner Stroh posted a TikTok claiming that she had been involved in an affair with the Maroon 5 lead singer for a year, which has significantly shaken the internet. In her video, she stated she was “easily manipulated” by Levine, who is married to Behati Prinsloo, with whom he has two kids with and another on the way. The video has gotten significant backlash online as many argued that Stroh needed to take responsibility for her actions, including Walker.
In a TikTok, which he also posted on Twitter, Walker commented on Stroh’s claim that she was manipulated by the Maroon 5 frontman.
“As someone who comes from a broken home, you’re not a victim when you sleep with a married man,” Walker said. “The only victims in affairs are the loyal partner and children if there’s any children involved.”
Walker’s personal claim most likely stems from his own familial drama involving his father, who has several other children with another woman which was revealed earlier this year.
“We’ve become this weird generation of yelling ‘poor me’ on the internet and expecting to garner all of this support while simultaneously taking absolutely no accountability for our actions,” Walker continued in the video. “To sleep with a married individual, let alone a celebrity of whom you can check if they’re married or not is a choice.
“A married person who sleeps with someone outside of their marriage is not a good person, however, that is no excuse for you to partake in their bad behavior,” he said. “Everybody makes mistakes, everybody can change, but don’t you dare make a victim out of yourself when you willingly chose to sleep with a married man who has a family, who has a wife at home, and who has children.
“And shoutout to every person who comes from a broken home, every child who has a parent who had an affair, or every person whose spouse had an affair. It’s the worst pain in the world and you don’t need to feel bad for people who willingly chose to put themselves in that position,” Walker concluded.
While Levine on Tuesday denied that he had an affair with Stroh, he admitted that he “used poor judgment” and “crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life.” Stroh has otherwise stuck by her claim, and on Monday, posted another TikTok in which she acknowledged that she was not a victim in the situation.
“In retrospect, I wish I would have questioned things more, I wish I wasn’t so naive, but you know, being naive is not an excuse for what I did and the role I played in this,” Stroh said in the second video. “Again, in no way was I trying to gain sympathy, and I fully realize I’m not the victim in this. I’m not the one who’s really getting hurt here, it’s Behati and her children, and for that, I’m so, so sorry.”
Newsweek reached out to Christian Walker for additional comment.