Type the name Behati Prinsloo into Twitter and, along with a beaming photo of the Namibian supermodel and the endorsement of 16,600 ‘favorites’, the first words you read are in disbelief after her husband Adam Levine’s alleged infidelity. “Proves that no matter how pretty, hot or skinny you are, men still cheat. Girls, love you.”
or for the benefit of anyone who hasn’t turned on their phone in the last 24 hours, this tweet is of course in reference to the barrage of allegations led by Los Angeles Instagram model Sumner Stroh, 23, that the frontman of Maroon 5, 43 , had multiple affairs and flirts while married to his 34-year-old Victoria’s Secret angel wife, who was eight years old (who also happens to be the mother of his two young daughters, with a third child on the way).
The social media reaction to the deepening scandal was predictable. Echoing the dismay sparked by Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard’s recent split (one tweet read, “I still can’t believe Em Rata got cheated. There’s no hope for the rest of us” ), the overarching attitude seems to be one of utter disbelief that aesthetically attractive women could fall prey to the scourge of infidelity. Because that’s certainly an ordeal reserved for mere mortals who haven’t been gifted with ripped stomachs and symmetrical cheekbones that come with winning the genetic lottery.
Except it isn’t. What the popular trope doing the rounds doesn’t realize is that infidelity has less to do with the beauty or success of the dumped party and much more to do with the insecurities, desire for validation, and lack of self-esteem of the cheater.
You only have to take a look at the most prolific relationship scandals of the last few months to spot a pattern. Take Prinsloo and Levine, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard and the eternal woes of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. The women – all three mothers – are extremely successful in their respective fields.
Prinsloo has had a glittering catwalk career, walking for AZ of the world’s most in-demand designers and campaigning for endangered rhinos in her native southern Africa. Ratajkowski is an actor, model, and New York Times best-selling author, and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights.
Kardashian has captured the world’s interest through 20 seasons of Keeping up with the Kardashians and several reality spin-offs, many of which carry her Good American clothing brand, which is now worth an estimated $7.65 million. They’re savvy, glamorous, and wealthier than most of us can dream of.
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And yet all three were plagued by whispers of infidelity. Rumor or real life (Tristan Thompson has admitted his propensity for serial cheating, but the jury is out on both Levine and Bear-McClard), the point is, who you are and what you look like means nothing if the person you are in a relationship with yourself is unhappy or unfulfilling.
Behavioral psychologists have spoken extensively about the mental effects of romantic betrayal, an act said to trigger trauma and issues such as anxiety, depression, and grief. Even this topline summation should be enough to deter someone from hurting someone they profess to love, but unfortunately human nature doesn’t always work that way.
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Adam Levine has already dismissed Stroh’s claims, admitting he “crossed a line” with his flirtatious messages while categorically denying any sort of physical affair. Since then, allegations have surfaced from other women, although at least one has been shown to have faked the texts she claimed he sent her.
The ending of this story remains to be seen, but even an unshakeable showbiz couple like Prinsloo and Levine couldn’t help but be rocked by such sensational allegations.
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