Written by on May 24, 2017

Blake Shelton reacted Monday to news girlfriend Gwen Stefani is leaving “The Voice.” The 40-year-old country star said in a Facebook Live interview with “Entertainment Tonight” that he thinks Stefani and fellow coach Alicia Keys will ultimately return to the show. “I’ve looked ahead. This is like those ‘Harry Potter ‘movies. Characters you think are gone, then they come back. I’ve looked ahead on the script and Alicia, they have her coming back,” Shelton said. “Gwen is coming back. We love Gwen,” Keys added before joking, “Hopefully Gwen can replace [Blake].” Stefani herself confirmed in the interview that she has no future plans with the NBC reality competition. “I don’t have any plans to come back, but I definitely let everybody know I love being here and I’d love to come back,” the singer said. “I’ll be here to hang out and hang out with Blake.” Keys had said in April that Season 12 will be her last as coach. Radar Online reported the same month that Stefani was planning to depart the show. Shelton and Stefani first met on “The Voice” in 2014, and started dating the next year following their splits from their respective spouses, Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale.

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