The coaches love ribbing on each other, according to a recent interview with E!’s Daily Pop. At one point, Shelton shared how Grande attended his wife Gwen Stefani’s last concert for her Las Vegas residency. The country star got up on stage with his wife at the end of the show to sing their duet “Happy Anywhere.” And Grande took the opportunity to absolutely troll her fellow ‘The Voice” coach.
“I got up and performed during the show, and afterwards, Ari was showing me on her phone that she was filming it and she was shouting, ‘Look, everybody, my grandpa!’” Shelton shared with Daily Pop. “And she was even doing the thing where you squish their head. If that give you any indication of what happens when the camera is not on.”
He and Grande both demonstrated by holding up their thumb and index fingers to show something small. Grande quickly followed up by declaring that “It’s loving.”
But Shelton sees the “grandpa” move for what it is from Grande — the ultimate rib. “It’s brutal around here,” Shelton quickly said. “Especially for an old grandpa like me.” Touche, Blake Shelton!
According to CinemaBlend, several “The Voice” coaches like to troll Shelton. Kelly Clarkson poked fun at him in August after attending a George Strait concert. She called Strait the “True King of Country Music,” then tagged Shelton to show he’s much lower in the hierarchy. Ouch.
But Clarkson also told Daily Pop how all of the teasing from the coaches comes from a place of love.
‘The Voice’ Coaches Talk Teasing Relationships With Each Other
While Grande and Shelton interviewed with Daily Pop together, Clarkson and “The Voice” coach John Legend also talked to the outlet together. Primarily about the teasing on and off set.
“We all genuinely love each other, like we’re very supportive of each other,” Clarkson said. “So that’s why it’s so fun to work with people like that. Because then you can go at each other! And you know at the end of the day it’s just for TV and we’re being playful. But its fun!”
Legend added, “It really is fun. It’s fun to pick on each other, it’s fun to be competitive with each other. We also really respect and love each other.”
That love and respect is easy to see on screen. Even when all four coaches poke and pick on one another. At the end of the day, they’re all four very successful and respected musical artists, and all good people to boot. We can’t wait to see them on our screens again next Monday, at 8 p.m. EST, on NBC.