“I was blindsided, you know, working with a celebrity and not really realizing how it was affecting my other relationships,” Zabel completely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, September 22. “I was spending so much time … so I think anybody in my situation has had similar experiences.”
The AZ I AM founder beforehand opened up about an alleged textual content change with Levine, 43, whereas she was working with him between 2007 and 2010. She claimed in a Tuesday, September 20, Instagram Story that the Maroon 5 frontman as soon as advised his pals that she had the “best ass in town and it was cute.”
Zabel additionally alleged that the “Moves Like Jagger” crooner texted her, saying, “I want to spend the day with you naked.” She famous that his messages finally led to a bodily confrontation together with her then-boyfriend.
The health teacher, nevertheless, doesn’t blame Levine for her exes’ actions, saying in a separate Instagram post that the rocker “was not responsible for my abusive ex-boyfriend” and Levine’s “texts was not wrong IMO [in my opinion].”
She doubled down on her feedback, telling Us on Thursday, “In a way [Adam] did me a favor. I didn’t realize what a sociopathic asshole I was dating.”
While Zabel famous that she was relationship somebody when she received Levine’s sexy texts, she stated it wasn’t her “position to say” who the musician was linked to at the time. She did, nevertheless, inform Us that as “far as [she] knows” he was romancing somebody again then.
Zabel is one in every of 5 girls who’ve not too long ago come ahead with stories of steamy text messages they allegedly received from the California native. Sumner Stroh first raised eyebrows on Monday, September 19, when she claimed in a TikTok video that she had a year-long fling with Levine whereas he was married to his spouse, Behati Prinsloo.
Stroh additional alleged that after the “Sugar” crooner discovered that the Namibia native, 34, was anticipating their third baby he requested the influencer if he may identify the infant after her. (Prinsloo confirmed earlier this month that she is pregnant. The couple already share two daughters: Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4.)
Zabel, in the meantime, advised Us on Thursday that her story is “different” than that of the other women talking out towards Levine. She insisted that she had a “great relationship with Adam” till the alleged messages made her former boyfriend react so negatively.
“I’ve been holding it in for a long time, so for me … I’m in a different phase of life and it’s time to heal,” the wellness knowledgeable defined, noting that she was “naïve” and had a “bit of Stockholm syndrome” from the altercation. “And when you’re in that phase and you just want to share the truth and you just don’t care what people think anymore, it’s part of the healing process, that’s all.”
Zabel revealed that she does believe what the other women have said about Levine after receiving her personal set of messages prior to now. Once she learn Stroh’s alleged account, she recalled “finally” having the ability to “let myself believe the reality of who he is.”
Levine, for his half, has denied ever having an affair with married to Prinsloo, however he did take accountability on Tuesday for texting other ladies while married.
“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 of my life,” the previous Voice coach stated in a social media assertion. “In certain instances, it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”
Zabel advised Us that she noticed what the “Animals” singer wrote and “hopes” that he continues to use his platform for good and releases a second assertion. “I think he has an opportunity to be a really big adult and set an example,” she stated on Thursday.
Personally, Zabel confessed that she does “regret” posting her story however solely as a result of she had “no idea” that it will blow up. “It’s been really overwhelming and upsetting,” she defined, noting that not everybody has been receptive of her alleged account of what transpired.
When all is alleged and executed, the yogi stated she needs Prinsloo “the best” amid all of the drama and is completely happy that she could have helped another person face their demons.
“The most important thing is just to let people know that it’s OK to share their story,” Zabel added. “I hope everybody can come onto the brighter side of this.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper