Gwen Stefani is Leaving The Voice and Has a Logical Reason for Doing So

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Jan. 2 2024, Updated 1:46 p.m. ET

Gwen Stefani wearing a bright pink dress on 'The Voice'.
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The Gist:

  • Gwen Stefani is leaving The Voice and will not be returning to the show for Season 25.
  • The mother of three made her debut in Season 7 alongside Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and her now-husband, Blake.
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We can all agree that Blake Shelton and Camila Cabello’s back-and-forth was the best part about Season 22 of The Voice. That’s exactly why fans of the Emmy Award-winning singing competition were surprised to learn that Blake would be leaving after Season 23. As the only cast member to appear in every single season of the series, his presence will certainly be missed.

Since Blake announced his exit from the show, viewers are curious to know who else could be leaving. Recently, rumors have surfaced that Blake's wife and co-star Gwen Stefani is expecting baby number four, giving us every reason to believe that she’s on her way out, too.

So, is Gwen leaving The Voice? Here’s why fans think so…

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Gwen Stefani in a black tank on 'The Voice'
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Is Gwen Stefani leaving ‘The Voice’?

Although Gwen stuck around for Season 24 of The Voice, the former No Doubt member will not be returning to the show for Season 25. While Gwen didn't issue a public announcement regarding her presence on the show, she is not listed as a coach for the upcoming season. Instead, the lineup of coaches for Season 25 are as follows: Reba McEntire, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and Dan + Shay.

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The mother of three made her debut in Season 7 alongside Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and her now-husband, Blake. Later, she returned for Seasons 9, 12, 17, 19, and 24. She was also featured as a part-time advisor on Seasons 8 and 10.

Gwen Stefani at 'The Voice' premiere
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Why did Gwen Stefani leave 'The Voice'?

With Blake’s exit from the show, it wasn't surprising to see Gwen follow suit — especially if there’s any truth to the pregnancy rumors that surfaced online. According to Life & Style, the couple is preparing to welcome their first child together via IVF.

So, is that the real reason why Blake left The Voice? We'll get more into that down below. In regard to Gwen's departure, it isn't clear why she's leaving but based on her interview with Entertainment Tonight, it seems as though she's ready to make a musical comeback.

So, will Gwen ever return to The Voice? It's possible considering the coaches on the show tend to rotate. Perhaps with a little time away to focus on her own projects, Gwen might consider making a comeback in the near future (fingers crossed!).

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Why did Blake Shelton leave ‘The Voice’?

In October 2022, Blake announced that he was leaving The Voice after more than a decade on the air. While he didn’t explicitly state his reasons for exiting the show, he made it clear that he’s leaving on good terms.

A source told Hollywood Life that Blake is taking time away from the show to spend more time with family.

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani sit together in 'The Voice' chair.
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The source added that Gwen “couldn’t be prouder” of her husband's decision to leave the show.

“She knows it’s a huge decision and one that he hasn’t taken lightly,” the insider shared. “He has discussed leaving the show numerous times over the years with Gwen but feels like now is the right time to do it.”

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