As judges on "The Voice," Adam Levine and Blake Shelton seemed inseparable and their budding bromance was highlighted in magazines, TV shows and everywhere else. According to a source, though, the men weren't necessarily as close as it appeared.
"It wasn't all an act, but the relationship was exaggerated for TV. When Adam left the show the two of them didn't have to pretend anymore," our insider told RadarOnline.com.
Fans first suspected their might be cracks in the relationship when Adam wasn't invited to Blake and Gwen Stefani's intimate 2021 wedding in Oklahoma. Prior to the wedding, Adam joked that he planned to cause a scene at the nuptials.
"They haven't spoken in a while. There was no big dramatic falling out, but they both just moved on. It happens all the time with work relationships," a second source said.
The report comes after social media model Sumner Stroh alleged that she and the Maroon 5 singer had a year-long affair. Sumner backed her claim by sharing several risqué messages that she and Adam exchanged. Afterward, multiple other women have come forward claiming they, too, were sent flirty messages from the singer, who has been married to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014. The pair is expecting a third child together.
"As we are all finding out, Adam isn't the guy he pretends to be," a third source told Radar. "He has secrets and was difficult backstage at The Voice. When he left the show there wasn't a single person, including Blake, who missed Adam and his drama."
For Adam, the week has been filled with drama due to the cheating allegations. While Sumner said that two had a "physical" relationship, Adam released a statement disputing her claims that he had an affair.
"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. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," he said. "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together."