“They’ve taught me something about myself that I never knew: I’m more than just a country singer or a goofy guy. I’m someone they actually lean on, and that’s not a responsibility that I ever had and not something that I ever considered even being into,” Shelton tells PEOPLE exclusively of helping raise Kingston, 16, Zuma, 14, and Apollo, 8, in its latest cover story.
“It’s a different kind of self-worth. Maybe it’s the opposite of self-worth because you put yourself way down on the rung, and they move up ahead of you,” continues the singer, whose new game show, Barmageddon, premiered Monday night on USA Network.
Depois 23 temporadas, Shelton, 46, will be leaving A voz next year — a decision he says largely stemmed from a desire to spend more time with his stepsons (their dad is Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale) as they grow up.
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“You don’t know what your regrets are going to be until you look back one day. I feel like my regrets would be, if I stayed on this path, that I am missing out on some more important things in life — and for now, that’s our kids,” ele diz.
After seven years together, Shelton says tying the knot with Stefani, 53, hasn’t changed their relationship, but marriage has helped him feel more “settled.”
“It got to a point quickly with Gwen and I’s relationship that there was never a time where I thought, 'Nós vamos, I wonder if this doesn’t work out.’ That never crossed my mind, and I don’t think it did with her either,” ele diz. “Having kids, it truly does make you go, ‘Oh whoa. Wait a minute.’ This isn’t about me anymore and never will be again.’ If you don’t say that to yourself, I think you’re only hurting yourself because you’re going to miss out.”
“I’ve accomplished more than anything I would ever imagine and made plenty of money, but you can’t buy time back,” ele diz. “[Família] is what I want to invest in now.”
While he’s slowing down for the time being, Shelton assures fans he isn’t going anywhere.
He still has one more season of A voz in the spring, a tour early next year and is open to passion projects like Barmageddon, which he co-created with close friend Carson Daly.
“It’s such a fun show to make, I can make it with people that I care about, have fun and do a whole season in a couple weeks,” Shelton says of Barmageddon. “I wasn’t looking for A voz when I found it, and it’s exciting to know what else may be out there.”
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