Trilby Beresford
Updated Feb 24, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

For so many reasons, The Voice holds a special place in our hearts. Aside from being one of the most entertaining and inspiring singing competitions on television, it’s where Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met and fell head over heels. AND, we just heard that The Voice coaches all have a tight bond! Welcome to Team BFF. Literally.

We’re talking about genuine friendship goals between Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys (and of course, the others, too!).

It’s crazy to realize this, but Levine and Shelton have done a whopping 12 seasons together. And although they rip on one another all day long and fight over talent, it comes from a place of mutual respect.

Talking to People, Levine recalls meeting Shelton for the first time.


via giphyKeys adds that she was surprised by how much she warmed to Shelton when they met, too. “I like him so much. I mean, I didn’t think I was gonna not like you, but I didn’t expect to like you. You’re a cool guy!” LOL. Way to be brutally honest, girl. But, we get it.

Shelton was equally taken with the Maroon 5 crooner.


via giphyLevine adds that he was surprised by the friendships he’s made, and pointed out how everyone gets along well. “It’s so cool that we are really close. Blake and Alicia and Shakira and Usher and Pharrell. It’s like holy s—, I was able to make all these new friends I never would’ve made in a million years. We were brought together by this crazy show. I feel so lucky to have at least at the end of the day, beyond the show itself, to have made really good friends.”

via giphyAs for Stefani, she kinda has to share her life partner with Levine. Because he joked that he’s had the longest love affair with Shelton out of everyone. And that right there is why we love all these guys.