Blake Shelton hilariously demanded that the coaches on “The Voice” give him retirement gifts.
Shelton surprised fans and “The Voice” viewers when he announced last month that he would step down as a coach at the end of the current season. Instead of being upset, he asked the show’s family to give him retirement and parting gifts as soon as possible.
Gwen Stefani’s husband told Entertainment Tonight that first-time coach Camila Cabello should buy him an ATV. The “Don’t Go Yet” singer, 25, responded by saying Santa’s budget is “tight” this year.
Meanwhile, he requested a pallet from John Legend, to which the “All of Me” singer agreed.
He said when asked about Stefani:
“We split everything anyway, so whatever she buys herself.”
His wife, on the other hand, asked if she could redecorate their home in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, Shelton desired the spotlight for himself for the time being because he is retiring.
Shelton announced his retirement from “The Voice” after 22 seasons, saying he had been thinking about it for a while. In October, he announced the news via Instagram.
According to the musician, “The Voice” changed him in so many ways that it had already become his home. However, he must now take a step back.
He went on:
“It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at ‘The Voice’ from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best. It takes a lot of hard work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week.”
After joining the coaches’ panel on “The Voice” in 2014, he met his now-wife, Gwen Stefani. Carson Daly, the show’s host, officiated their wedding ceremony as well.
Shelton began his coaching career in 2011. He worked with Season 1 coaches CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera at the time.
While he did not explain why he was leaving, he later told Hoda Kotb on the “TODAY” show that he needed to focus on his family, especially after his wedding to Stefani.
He expressed a desire to be able to “live some life.” As a result, he decided to leave “The Voice.”