Christina Aguilera's on Maternity Leave, Gwen Stefani Will be Judging The Voice!" Once Pharell Williams was announced as a new judge on The Voice, everyone was wondering whether mama-to-be Christina Aguilera would be back for the seventh season along with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Well, the answer is no! But don't worry, as she takes maternity leave to prepare for baby number two (a girl!), Christina's leaving her revolving chair in good hands with a fellow musical mama: Gwen Stefani!
Maybe it was a case of pregnancy brain—or just excitement—but Christina didn't even wait for NBC to make the big announcement; she leaked the replacement news herself by tweeting, "So excited to have you join #TheVoice squad @GwenStefani! Welcome to our crazy fam! Kisses xoxo #blondesdoitbetter."
Soon after, Gwen confirmed the news for fans, writing, "It's true! gx @nbcthevoice," as an Instagram caption to a photo of herself doing the show's signature peace sign while holding a microphone.
As a brunette, I'm not sure I agree with Christina that blondes do it better, but the show definitely has a type when it comes to their female judges: fair-haired moms! Shakira—who is on the show now—is mother to an adorable 15-month-old son, Milan; Christina has son Max, 6, and a daughter on the way; and Gwen has three boys: Kingston, 7, Zuma, 5, and newborn, Apollo, 2 months. So she should fit right in!
Plus, she's used to being the front woman to a bunch of guys in No Doubt, so she's not going to put up with any garbage from the male judges. If anyone can hold her own in Christina's maternity leave absence, Gwen can!
And, Christina fans, you can take a sigh of relief, the soon-to-be Mrs. Rutler is set to come back for the eighth season, likely airing in spring 2015.
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Image of Gwen Stefani via Instagram.