The 31-year-old model stopped by “Today With Hoda and Jenna” on Wednesday and revealed why she’s content with her 40-year-old husband’s decision to depart the NBC competition series after 16 seasons. The pair share two daughters, Gio, 1, and Dusty, 2.
“Good news for me,” she said of Levine’s exit. “He’s on tour at the moment and he’s excited to get home and, for the first time, have nothing to do.”
“I’m, like, what am I going to do with him?” Prinsloo quipped.
Carson Daly, the host of “The Voice”, announced Levine’s departure from the series late last month. Following the news, a source told ET that Levine hadn’t been having fun at “The Voice” for some time. According to the source, the Maroon 5 frontman had been thinking of leaving the show for years and didn’t want to come back next season. The source said that Levine and NBC came to a mutual agreement for him to leave and that there are no hard feelings. The source added that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Levine appear in the new season of “The Voice” in some capacity.
A second source told ET that Levine was “burned out” by the show. “He’s outgrown the show,” the source said. “He was over it.”
“BLAKE F**KIN’ 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, I’m just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life,” Levine wrote in part. “… 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.”
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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
Meanwhile, Shelton admitted that he was “having a hard time wrapping my head around” Levine’s exit.
“Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives,” Shelton tweeted. “I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.”
Gwen Stefani, who’s set to fill Levine’s role on the show, recently called the Maroon 5 frontman’s departure “bittersweet.”
“Adam was actually the first person to reach out to me when they were trying to pitch me the show,” Stefani, who previously coached seasons seven, nine and 12 of the series, said during an appearance on The Talk. “He texted me out of nowhere, and I didn’t even really know him [back then]. And he was like, ‘You got to do it. It’s the greatest show. It’s so fun!'”
“So, to think that he’s not going to be there [is] bittersweet,” she continued. “And plus, being between him and Blake and the amount of laughter — I would have to stop and massage my face because it would hurt!”
“We are very sad, and he’s been a part of the show since the beginning, 16 seasons,” Legend said. “He’s been so important to the show even existing, so we’re all going to miss him.”
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