Adam Levine has been with NBC’s The Voice since the series began, but could the 11th season of the show be his last? Fortunately for fans, the answer to that question is “no.”
Although Adam Levine’s personal life recently saw a major change with the birth of his first child, the Maroon 5 singer and husband of model Behati Prinsloo has already been confirmed for a Season 12 return.
On December 12, Heavy confirmed that, despite the ongoing rumors regarding a behind-the-scenes feud with Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine would be seen as one of four coaches, including Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, during The Voice Season 12.
“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and [Adam Levine] will bring to Season 12,” Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, via The Wrap. “With Miley returning for Season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons.”
Adam Levine was joined by two female coaches for the first time during the show’s 11th season. While the series had previously welcomed just one female coach per season, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys along with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, formed the first two-female, two-male panel.
Although the idea was exciting for fans, rumors began swirling earlier this year which suggested Adam Levine was not happy with Cyrus’ addition to the show and found her to be annoying.
“[Adam Levine] and Miley were non-stop bickering during their last taping together,” an insider told Radar Online in April — just weeks into production on The Voice Season 11. “He nitpicks almost every single thing she says. Adam seems to find Miley to be extremely loud-mouthed and absolutely annoying!”
According to the report, Christina Aguilera was allegedly involved in a nasty feud with Adam Levine’s longtime co-star and friend, Blake Shelton, which had reportedly prompted her to enlist Cyrus as a permanent replacement for Shelton’s girlfriend, Stefani.
“Blake hates the fact that Gwen is no longer with him in the judges’ chairs this season,” an on-set source had previously told the outlet. “Everyone knows this and he is taking it out on Christina, and they are not getting a long at all.”
At the time, the source claimed Aguilera was reportedly hoping to ensure Stefani wouldn’t return to The Voice in an effort to get under Shelton’s skin, but instead Stefani has returned and Aguilera’s own comeback to the series has not yet been confirmed.
As for Adam Levine’s alleged dispute with the former Hannah Montana actress, the source claimed executives were reportedly “second-guessing their decision” to bring her to the show full-time. However, at this point, it seems safe to say that executives have had a change of heart as Cyrus has already been confirmed for Season 13.
In other Adam Levine news, the singer and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, appear to be adjusting well to their new lives as parents.
“I’ve been a parent for three weeks; what do I know?” Adam Levine joked to Ryan Seacrest on his morning show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, via a report by People magazine. “I don’t know anything, but it’s part of the beauty of it, honestly… There are a lot of instincts, a lot of things that kick in and switch on. It’s a beautiful experience.”
Before Dusty Rose Levine’s arrival on September 21, Adam Levine admitted that he and Prinsloo didn’t have an exact plan for parenting when it came to welcoming their first child. Instead, Adam Levine explained, he said they would be jumping and and simply trying to figure it out.
To see more of Adam Levine and his co-stars, including Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus, tune into tonight’s live finale of The Voice Season 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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