The Maroon 5 frontman tells Ellen DeGeneres he doesn't "miss how much I had to work."
The Maroon 5 frontman and former coach on NBC's singing competition series could not stop smiling while discussing his time away from the small screen during Monday's appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," gushing that life as a "stay-at-home dad" is truly everything it's cracked up to be.
"This is the first time in 10 years that you're here not talking about being on 'The Voice,'" Ellen noted. "Is it something you miss? How do you feel?"
"I really do miss it," Adam confessed. "I love the people that I met and worked with and, obviously, we all know how I feel about Blake [Shelton]. I do miss it, but I also don't miss how much I had to work. I was just constantly working for so many years. Very lucky, very fortunate, very blessed and all that, but just to be able to kind of stop in this moment and spend time with my new, young family and just have the greatest time ever..."
"Now, I'm just like a stay-at-home dad," he added with a grin. "I just stay home and do very little."
When Ellen pulled up a precious photo of Adam and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, carrying their two daughters, Dusty Rose, 3, and Gio Grace, 1-and-a-half, the proud papa blurted out, "I'm obsessed with them!"
"I mean, I know that's a good thing because they're my children," he quipped. "But like, that's why I don't do much, because I love hanging out [with them]. Like, I genuinely just adore them in a way that I never knew I could adore any little person."
Levine's exit from "The Voice" was announced in May on the "Today" show by the series' host, Carson Daly, who said the "beloved coach and friend" would be missed.
"About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage," Adam captioned a lengthy, heartfelt Instagram post at the time. "First thank you must go to Mark. We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself, 'There's some magic here. Something is definitely happening.' It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever."
After going on to thank NBC, Carson Daly, "every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with," the band, the fans and the "amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show," Adam turned his sights to "BLAKE F--KING SHELTON."
"I couldn't hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can't do it," he wrote. "Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, I'm just happy I got to experience it with you. You're my brother for life. Kelly [Clarkson] and John [Legend], take care of the cowboy and I'm sure I'll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both."
Over the course of his time on the show, Levine won three times: first in Season 1 with Javier Colon, then again in Season 5 with Tessanne Chin, and a third time in Season 9 with Jordan Smith. He was replaced by Shelton's girlfriend and former No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stefani.
Levine left Shelton as the only remaining original coach. Taylor Swift is serving as the contestants' mega mentor.
"The Voice" Season 17 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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