Why did Adam Levine leave The Voice?

But just why did Adam Levine leave The Voice? Rumours swirled after Levine, one of the original singing coaches on The Voice (along with CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton) announced his decision to leave the show after a stellar 16 seasons.

Was it his relationship with co-host Blake Shelton that left him wanting out? Or, was this a decision that was a long while coming after he had gradually grown tired of the gig? Or, was it because viewers were threatening to boycott voting for Levine’s team after Levine was accused of throwing contestant DeAndre Nico under the bus for Reagan Strange? Or, was it Levine’s disdain for the Cross Battles round which was a new addition in season 16 and that saw his entire team get eliminated well before the last episode?

While these were undoubtedly relevant factors, according to Levine, it came down to just wanting to spend more time with his family. Levine told The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he left so he could spend more time with his daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace and wife, Behati Prinsloo. Levine said, “I’m obsessed with them. I mean, I know that’s a good thing because they’re my children, but that’s why I don’t do much.”

As coach, Levine led three competitors to the big win, including in season 1. His replacement, Gwen Stefani, certainly has big shoes to fill.  

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