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Here Is Why Blake Shelton Decided To Quit The Voice After 12-yrs

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Here Is Why Blake Shelton Decided To Quit The Voice After 12-yrs

American country music singer and television personality; Blake Shelton has stated that he did not “want any regrets” and that he decided to leave The Voice US after 12 years as a coach in order to spend more time with his new wife Gwen Stefani and her three children.

The 46-year-old country music legend, who was a part of the original coach lineup and made appearances in all 23 seasons of the NBC show, announced his shocking departure from the US edition of the TV talent show earlier this year.

Shelton and Stefani met more than six years ago while they were both coaches on The Voice. They wed on July 3rd of that year.

Speaking of his departure from the popular TV show, he told People magazine: “The holdup over the years has been that it’s a hard thing for me to let go of. I’ve been here literally since the first minute.

“When I started on The Voice, that was 10 years into my career as a country artist. I never really made it to the A-level of country artists until I became a coach. The show did a hell of a lot more for me than I brought to the table at the time.

“I’ve far exceeded anything I thought I could ever accomplish in the entertainment world.”

Shelton revealed he was prioritizing spending time with Stefani and her sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 14, and eight-year-old Apollo – whom she shares with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

He said: “If I walked away from my career at this time, the only thing that I run the risk of is having regrets that I’m missing out on some more important things in life. For now, that’s our kids. This isn’t about me anymore and never will be again.

“Even though I’m a step-parent, I take that job very seriously. The kids see me as a very important person in their life. (When they ask) ‘Why isn’t Blake here?’ I take that stuff to heart. I’ve made plenty of money, but you can’t buy time back. I don’t want any regrets.

“I’ve had people say, ‘Man, come on. You’re not quitting The Voice (to do) nothing!’ But I am… It’s time to push some of this (work) stuff out and let more family and personal life in.”

He added that he is feeling “settled” since tying the knot with No Doubt singer Stefani and feels happiest when in Oklahoma with his family.

Blake Shelton said: “We get away from everything (in Los Angeles), and we’re just us. It truly does feel different. That’s where I feel the most comfortable, happy, and safe. Gwen and I have done so much traveling and touring and work the first half of our lives that now we’re like, ‘Hey, I’m good to put my sweatpants on at 6 pm and watch Ozark eight times.

“That’s our life now, and we love it”.

Speaking of his marriage, Shelton added: “The relationship that we have is so natural and so normal. This feels like the easiest thing I’ve ever been a part of. To me, she’s my best friend and everything that I need and lean on.”

Since then, the country singer and his pal Carson Daly have launched the TV game show Barmageddon, in which several of their famous friends—including Elle King and Sheryl Crow—participate in outrageous bar games.

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