The model, 31, appeared on the “Today Show” on Wednesday morning and when asked about the Maroon 5 frontman’s decision to end his working relationship with the talent show after 16 seasons she opened up fully, saying he will get to spend more time with his family.
She said: “Good news for me, good news for the kids. He is on tour at the moment. He is excited to get home and for the first time have nothing to do.”
She also joked: “I’m like, what am I going to do with him?”
View this post on Instagram
About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam
Adam Levine originally broke the news to his fans through a lengthy Instagram post thanking all his fans, his manager, the creators of the show and his colleagues and co-judges on May 24th.
He described his journey on “The Voice” as an “amazing ride” and “a life-shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever”. The singer had been part of the talent show family since 2011 and was one of the original coaches of the show.
He has mentored three winners to date. Rumor has it Gwen Stefani is all set to replace him for the 17th season of the show.
After the news broke out of Adam Levine’s exit, fans started speculating whether the decision to quit was because of the recent backlash received for a comment he made on fellow coach Blake Shelton.
The two, known for having a love-hate relationship, had a fight back in April during which the Maroon 5 frontman said: “Sorry, I just hate him. That’s all”.
However, they seem to have made up later on as Shelton tweeted his sadness over the news of his colleague leaving the show.
He said: “Having a hard time wrapping my head around Adam not being at The Voice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.”
Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 24, 2019