Blake shelton the voice

Blake Shelton: 'The
Voice' Judges Are "My
New Family"


The Voice returns for its fifth season this fall, and original judges Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green, who both took last season off, will be back to battle it out with fellow judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Country singer Blake has won four of the last five seasons, but that doesn't mean he's ready to hang up his boots and leave the show.

"I have a new family now," Oklahoma-born Blake tells In Touch about his colleagues. Even though the judges get competitive and sometimes try to steal contestants from each other, their rivalries don't extend beyond the show.

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"Every person sitting up here right now I truly absolutely adore, every one of them. I care about them, we’re friends, they are like family to me. All of them. It’s really been good for me, as just a human being, to have these new people that I care about and I love, introduced at this point in my life."

As for the other judges on the show? The feeling is mutual, especially with "Moves Like Jagger" singer Adam, whose "bromance" with Blake has been one of the fans' favorite aspects of the show. "I love you!" Adam responded.

Awww, let's hope that the guys' respective significant others - Blake's wife Miranda Lambert and Adam's fiancee Behati Prinsloo - don't get too jealous.