One of the best parts of watching NBC's The Voice is watching Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's relationship. While pairing might have seemed odd at fire, we love watching their love story and we're totally rooting for the musical couple.
The two met for the first time on the set of The Voice. Stefani had just embarked on a solo career from her band, No Doubt, and joined fellow Voice coaches Shelton, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams on Season 7. She had also just had a baby with her husband Gavin Rossdale, so she wasn't really able to bond with her costars. Any downtime was spent on baby duty.
Everything changed during Season 8 in the summer of 2015 when both Shelton and Stefani went through divorces. Shelton ended his four-year marriage with Miranda Lambert. Stefani ended her 13-year marriage with Rossdale that resulted in three sons.
The pair leaned on each other during that time and found a real connection. Big fans of Stefani probably never would have dreamed she'd end up with a country singer, but the pair seems pretty perfect. By November of 2015, Shelton and Stefani were officially a couple.
The following year, the couple made their big red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Shelton told Billboard that Gwen saved him.
"Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can't even imagine the similarities in our divorces."
A couple of years later, the couple is still going strong when Shelton lands the coveted title of People's Sexiest Man Alive. The country star credited Stefani for convincing him to accept the honor.
"She goes, 'Listen to me, you're going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don't take this gift and just live in the moment."
The Oklahoma native has also really hit it off with Stefani's sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. He's stepped into the unofficial "stepdad" role seamlessly. The couple currently splits time between Shelton's Oklahoma ranch and California where the boys are based and of course...where The Voice is filmed.
Stefani really shocked fans during their relationship because she started to get into country music! The couple has collaborated multiple times over the years and as much as it doesn't make sense...her pop voice really works opposite Shelton's country twang. While it's hard to imagine her singing anything outside of her classics like "Hollaback Girl" it's hard to argue with the adorable Christmas music video Gwen and Blake released in 2019.
The two musical superstars announced their engagement in October of 2020.
"Thanks for saving my 2020...And the rest of my life," Shelton wrote to his bride-to-be in a sweet social media post where Stefani showed off her new engagement ring in a sweet PDA-filled photo.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 27, 2020
It seems like their nuptials are right around the corner as Shelton announced that the goal was to tie the knot in the Summer of 2021. Stefani recently shared photos of an intimate bridal shower held on June 10. Her mom Patti Flynn and sister Jill Stefani attended the celebration for her upcoming wedding in addition to various other friends and family members.
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"I got kidnapped by my family to celebrate that I'm getting married!" the No Doubt frontwoman said on her Instagram Stories.
This article was originally published in November of 2019. It was updated on June 14, 2021.