Adam Levine: Leaving The Voice For Family Reasons?

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Just a couple of days ago, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed the birth of their second child, a daughter with a very unique name.

Many have wondered if the demands of being a father of two young girls will finally tear him away from his swiveling chair on The Voice.

But apparently NBC is pulling out all of the stops -- and by stops we mean cash -- to entice him to stay. Will it work?

Adam Levine, Favorite Glasses Selfie

Fans rejoiced at the news that Blake Shelton and Behati Prinsloo were expecting baby #2.

Their first young daughter, Dusty, is still a very little girl, so these two sweet girls will be very close in age. Dusty Rose is, for the record, 16 months old.

And this second baby is named Geo Grace Levine.

But ... how much of their childhoods is Adam prepared to miss with his work on The Voice?

Though obviously he and Behati have the means to provide childcare for their children no matter what their schedules might be, that can mean missing valuable bonding time.

Is being on a talent competition show really worth missing your daughter's first word?

Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on The Voice

It's worth noting that a number of factors aside from fatherhood might draw Adam away from the show, and that he's not the only one.

For example, new judge Kelly Clarkson has been accused of "diva" behavior behind the scenes on The Voice. That doesn't really match her brand, but one could imagine how fame and success can go to just about anyone's head.

Then, of course, there are rumors that Blake Shelton might quit The Voice ... and reports that the Country crooner has gained an inflated sense of self-importance since going on the show, and may now believe that he's too good for it.

There have also been rumors for a while now that Blake and Adam dislike each other on a personal level, one well beyond playful rivalry for cameras.

Overall, The Voice isn't the same as it was when Levine joined it -- so why would he stay when he could be at home with his stunning wife and two beautiful daughters?

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Oscars

As it turns out, the answer to that might be simple: money.

RadarOnline reports that Adam Levine has been offered a lot of money by NBC in an effort to get him to remain on The Voice.

Specifically, a massive bonus of $500,000.

That might seem like pocket change to a guy whose net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range of $60 million.

But remember that he's believed to make somewhere from $10 million to $12 million per cycle of the show. So this is a bonus, like sprinkles on ice cream.

(We won't say icing on the cake, as cake without icing is just pointless bread)

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Pic

Why are execs at NBC so desperate to keep Adam Levine that they're paying him so much?

Apparently, when word first reached fans that Adam might consider leaving the show, fans protested. In a very vocal manner.

Many longtime fans of The Voice, which has always had a rotating cast, that the show just wouldn't be the same without Adam Levine.

For what it's worth, many of them said the same about Blake Shelton. Probably a different group of fans.

The Voice's fandom sure is passionate.

Adam Levine Naked with Child, Dusty Rose Levine

Of course, not everyone has a lot of confidence in Adam Levine's fathering skills.

Recently, he was slammed for "naked time" with his young daughter.

While plenty of folks might love to be in the room with a naked Adam Levine, they point out that Dusty Rose is too old to see her father naked.

That's bordering on a taboo that exists for a very good reason, but many parents bathe with their children who are babies. It is unlikely, though possible, that Dusty will grow up remembering what her dad looks like naked.

Hopefully.

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