‘The Voice’: Did Blake Shelton Secretly Plot to Get Rid Of Adam Levine So Girlfriend Gwen Stefani Could Join?
Fans of The Voice were surprised to hear Adam Levine was leaving the show. As one of the only coaches who has appeared on every single episode since Season 1 (the other being Blake Shelton), it seemed strange to think about the show without him there.
But Levine is really leaving for Season 17 and his replacement will be none other than Blake Shelton’s long-term girlfriend, Gwen Stefani. This weirdly convenient replacement has fans wondering if Shelton secretly masterminded the swap himself.
Is it all one big conspiracy? Some people think so.
Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are friendly rivals
Though Shelton and Levine embark on plenty of debates on screen, they’re actually close friends who have nothing but love and respect for each other.
In his farewell Instagram post, Levine laid his feelings bare for the 42-year-old country star: “And, BLAKE F*CKIN’ 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,” he said.
With all these deep feelings of brotherly love, it seems strange to think that Shelton would hurt his friend in favor of his girlfriend.
Supposedly, Shelton and Levine don’t agree on Gwen Stefani
The rumor came from the gossip publication Globe, which asserted that Blake and Shelton had frequent arguments behind the scenes. Especially about Gwen Stefani.
The article said Shelton thought it was “unprofessional to have one’s girlfriend on the judges’ panel, but Blake chalked it up to jealousy.” They also claimed that Shelton and Levine were having petty fights all the time, including, “bickering constantly over lighting, camera angles, who has the best album, you name it.”
The gossip was deemed ‘total nonsense’
Is there a chance that Blake Shelton masterminded Adam Levine’s departure on purpose? Of course, it’s possible, but it seems unlikely.
The fact-checkers at Gossip Cop deemed the Globe story “ridiculous and untrue.” A source who works with both coaches promised it was all “total nonsense.”
It’s true that Blake Shelton and Adam Levine had disagreements, but they saw them as growth opportunities, not real fights.
“We are constantly at each other’s throats, and sometimes we really do get mad at each other,” Shelton said in an interview. “We’re those two guys you knew in high school where we have this bond that is unexplainable. It brings out the best and worst in both of us.”
Levine was already leaving and there’s no ‘bad blood’
Some more proof that Shelton didn’t plan the coup? Reports say Levine has been planning to go for a while now.
“[Leaving the show] is something he’s been talking to [host] Carson [Daly] and the other coaches about for some time,” a source told People. “It’s just time for him to leave.”
The source explained that there’s no “bad blood” between Levine and any of the other coaches—including Gwen Stefani. “It’s bittersweet for everyone, but Adam is so excited that Gwen is going to take his chair,” the source explained.
It sounds like next season will be highly interesting. We can’t wait to see what happens next!