It looks like everyone from the coaches to the crew of the hit singing competition knew Adam Levine was ready to leave. At least, according to his former co-coach, Blake Shelton. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the country singer dished out new details on Levine’s departure.
“I think we all knew, on the inside of the show, that he was ready to make a move. For a guy like Adam, who is just-he’s the most ADD person I think I’ve met for him to have even done it as long as he did without wanting to move on to the next thing, is amazing. But I know he’s happy with his decision. Doesn’t mean I am, or any of us [are happy], but at least they were able to soften the blow a little bit and bring Gwen back.”
After Levine decided that he will not continue on as a coach for the show, The Voice brought back Gwen Stefani.
Stefani, Shelton’s girlfriend, returned to the show to as a coach for Season 17. He stint as a recurring coach from season 7, 9 and 12. The pop singer and Sheldong began their romance on the series.
Regarding Stefani’s comeback Shelton said:
“By the time I found out what was going on, which was only about 12 hours before the announcement, they had already reached out to Gwen’s camp and said, ‘Look, Adam’s decided he’s gonna move on, we’re ready for Gwen if she’s in,’” Shelton said.
“I’m like, trying to get in the middle of this, literally, I got on the phone with one of the NBC executives, and I was saying, ‘Hey man, if Adam’s gonna do this, we have got to-‘ and before I could even finish my sentence, she said, ‘Blake, it’s done. What are you doing?’ And I went, ‘Oh, okay. Perfect!’”