Palisadian, Maroon 5 frontman and longtime coach on NBC’s “The Voice” Adam Levine recently announced his decision to leave the show ahead of its 17th season. Levine had served as one of the original coaches on the program since its debut in 2011.
Levine and wife, model Behati Prinsloo, became Palisadians in January after purchasing the $32 million ranch house owned by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, formerly owned by Gregory Peck and later restored by Brian Grazer.
“For me, it was time to move on,” Levine posted to his Instagram in a heartfelt thank you and resignation May 24. “Your support has meant EVERYTHING … What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”
Levine called his time on the show a “life-changing experience.”
Prinsloo joked on the “Today Show” that Levine’s departure was “good news” for her and their two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.
Levine will be replaced as the fourth voice coach on the show by singer Gwen Stefani, who served as a coach on the program in seasons seven, nine and 12.
“It was such a shock,” Stefani said on CBS’ “The Talk” June 4. “I’m happy for Adam, because he’s been doing it 16 seasons … He has his baby. He’s going to be able to go on tour and do music in a different kind of way. It’s exciting for me though.”
Stefani will be joining boyfriend Blake Shelton on the show, who also serves as a voice coach, alongside coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
“I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet,” Shelton tweeted about Levine’s departure on May 24. “Gonna miss working with that idiot.”
The show’s host Carson Daly told E! News that Levine will “always be a cherished member of ‘The Voice’ family.”
Levine, who is also an executive producer on the new song writing competition show “Songland,” is finishing up a string of sold-out concerts in Europe and Dubai, with a final concert date at the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival on August 31.