Reba McEntire responds to rumors she's leaving “The Voice: ”'This is not true'

She put rumors of her departure to rest just a day before the new season arrives.

Reba McEntire is dealing with rumors the same way she previously dealt with Graboids. She's shooting them down.

McEntire took to social media on Sunday — just a day before the season 25 premiere of The Voiceto dispel rumors that behind-the-scenes tensions are prompting her to leave the show.

“Please do not click on any articles that say I am leaving The Voice. This is not true,” McEntire wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “These are fake websites to lure people in with clickbait where they claim I have a company to sell weight loss gummy products. This is false. I do not sell or promote any type of gummy product.”

McEntire joined The Voice as a coach in May 2023, replacing the departing Blake Shelton. Prior to that, she'd appeared on the show as both a Mega Mentor and a Battle Advisor. 

Rumors about her dissatisfaction circulated in the fall with uncited claims and unnamed sources. McEntire addressed the rumor mill with Extra during a charity event in October. Asked if she was leaving the show, she replied, "Well, not right yet. We’re not through."

<p>Art Streiber/NBC</p> Reba McEntire

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Reba McEntire

McEntire went on to say she'd become "best friends" with fellow judge Gwen Stefani. “At first, she was so intimidating and I thought she was being mean to me, and then she said, ‘I just want you to like me,’ and I said, ‘Well, that’s all you had to say.'"

She also praised the show, the contestants, and the crew. However, the vague "yet" in her reply may have fueled the fire for some.

The new season of The Voice debuts on Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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