Gwen Stefani has revealed why Blake Shelton decided to leave the hit show "The Voice"

"It wasn't my decision," she said after Blake Shelton announced that the upcoming Season 23 of The Voice will be his last. During the Live Shows red carpet on November 14, Gwen Stefani shared her insights into why he is leaving.

"Blake just needs time. I don't know, people don't realize that he does two seasons a year, so in between those seasons he tours. At a certain point he has two teams because they overlap."

According to her, he just wanted time in his ranch with his family and other things that he enjoys doing. She said, "I think that's what it boiled down to."

"I'm totally speaking for you, Blake," said Stefani. "Sorry! But it's just that I'm so excited for him because he has a life outside of work and it's a lot of fun!"

We live in Oklahoma, which is something I never knew I needed and wanted. We planted a garden, and do all kinds of other fun stuff. We're looking forward to doing some family stuff together because it's going to be great!

The pop icon said, “I feel sorry for [the Artists on The Voice] because they’re so talented and funny, and he’s great on the show. Really, I’m sorry that it wasn't my decision."

"It's totally him and I'm excited to see what's 'gonna come next." I bethca that there's something out there that we don't even know about.