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When Adam Levine’s departure from hit show The Voice was announced in May 2019, the news shocked longtime viewers. The Maroon5 singer had been a coach on the TV talent contest since the start, and fans had grown to love the relationship between him and co-judge, Blake Shelton. But after much speculation, he’s finally revealed why it was time to move on.

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Adam Levine first found fame in 2002 as frontman to rock group Maroon5. To date the band have released six albums, all of which are certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with combined sales of about 120 million albums worldwide. They are known for tracks such as She Will Be Loved and Moves Like Jagger, among others.

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In 2011 Levine joined the judging panel of TV talent contest The Voice. The Maroon5 vocalist was the only other coach to serve on all 16 seasons of the show alongside mainstay judge Blake Shelton. Indeed, the relationship which the two had developed over the course of its eight-year run was entertaining for many viewers. But in May 2019 Levine dropped a bombshell.

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Indeed, judging on The Voice wasn’t always easy for Levine. Fans were highly critical of some coaching decisions, while Levine publicly decried a change in format that resulted in his entire team being voted off. Nevertheless, fans were shocked when an Instagram post announced he was leaving the show, despite having earlier confirmed his return for two more seasons.

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However, in October 2019 Levine finally revealed his reasons for leaving on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – his young family. Levine married Namibian model Behati Prinsloo in 2014 and they have two daughters, three-year-old Dust Rose and one-year-old Gio Grace. He explained, “I’m obsessed with them. I genuinely just adore them in a way I never knew I could adore any person.”

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