A rivalry is reportedly brewing between The Voice’s Gwen Stefani and new coach Reba McEntire.
Gwen, 53, is reportedly not thrilled with the arrival of newcomer Reba, 68, who is replacing her husband Blake Shelton, 46, as full-time coach.
A source close to the No Doubt singer claimed so RadarOnline: “Gwen’s after Reba.”
The ‘Hollaback Girl’ star is reportedly expecting the Tremors actress to ‘join her’.
The insider claimed, “Blake has been the king of coaches since the show started and Gwen saw in his departure a chance to really shine and take the reins.”
Gwen returned to the singing competition show when Blake quit his longtime role.
Reba is representing Blake in season 24, joining recurring judges Gwen, John Legend and Niall Horan.
During the first season of The Voice, Reba served as a combat advisor for Team Blake.
“WEST WITH IT”
In October 2022, Blake announced his departure from the show, which he had planned for many years.
Gwen’s husband revealed, “I’ve been struggling with this for a while and have decided it’s time for me to retire after the next season of The Voice.”
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“This show has changed my life for the better in every way and will always feel like home to me.”
“It’s been an incredible ride in these 12 chair-changing years and I want to thank everyone at NBC’s The Voice, all the producers, the writers, the musicians, the crew and the catering guys, you’re the best.”
He continued, “It takes a lot of work, passion and adult drinks (Ha!) to put together a live show twice a week.”
“I formed a lifelong bond with Carson [Daly] and every single one of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani!”
‘CHANGED MY LIFE’
In February 2023, the 46-year-old hitmaker spoke to Today and confessed to 49-year-old Carson Daly why he hadn’t left in 2020.
Blake admitted: “I think I was on the verge of breaking up when Covid hit.
“And then because of Covid, I didn’t want to leave the show and leave everyone in a bind.”
He concluded, “I mean, this show changed my life. I’m staying here until the world gets back to some sort of normality.”
The Hillbilly Bone star ended his 12-year stint on The Voice with season 23.
Gwen shares her three children: Kingston, 16, Zuma, 14, and Apollo, 9, with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, 57, who she divorced in 2016.
In July 2021, Gwen and Blake tied the knot at a romantic ceremony in Oklahoma about eight months after their engagement.
In 2015, Blake and his ex Miranda Lambert, 39, divorced after being married for about four years.