In this screengrab, (L-R) Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton perform during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on August 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The ACM Awards airs on September 16, 2020 with some live and some prerecorded segments.
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Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani: How 'The Voice' Led to Their Sweet Love Story

One of the best parts of watching NBC's The Voice is watching Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's relationship. While the pairing might have been surprising at fist, we love watching their love story and we're totally rooting for the musical couple.

Relationship Timeline

Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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The "God's Country" crooner and the "Hollaback Girl" hitmaker 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 to fit together perfectly. By November of 2015, Shelton and Stefani were officially a couple.

It's Official

Recording artists Gwen Stefani (L) and Blake Shelton arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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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.

Recording Together

Stefani shocked fans during their relationship because she started to get into country music. The couple has collaborated multiple times over the years and her voice really works opposite Shelton's country twang on duets such as "Nobody But You," "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" and "Happy Anywhere."

Singers Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.

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The couple officially married on July 3, 2021 at Shelton's Oklahoma ranch. Before the big day, TMZ reported that, according to the Johnston County Court Clerk, Shelton and Stefani applied for their marriage license on Tuesday, June 29 in Oklahoma.

First Wedding Anniversary

The celebrity couple has still found ways to show their fans a little peek into their love life, this time allowing us to celebrate their first engagement anniversary with them. Stefani took to Instagram to share a photo and several videos of her reaction to the country singer's proposal. She captioned the post, "One year ago today?! 🙏🏻October 17th 2020 we got engaged! @blakeshelton I love you!"

One of the special videos shows Shelton kissing the singer on the cheek as she shows off her engagement ring, saying, "Look! We just got engaged." As expected, Stefani's ring is gorgeous as ever as both celebrities are smiling from ear to ear!

(L-R) Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend the 48th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Julie Andrews at Dolby Theatre on June 09, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

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Stefani went on to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she revealed that she didn't have any idea that Shelton would propose despise dating for five years.

"I wasn't expecting it at the moment that it happened, at all," she said. "Didn't have any idea, nobody knew. I think he had told my dad on my birthday about two weeks earlier, and I gotta tell you, I was sorta like, 'What's happening with us?'"

Stefani's Return to The Voice Season 22

Stefani returned to The Voice for season 22, marking her first time back on the show since wedding Shelton. (Stefani joins the coaches roster alongside Shelton, John Legend and Camila Cabello.

I was a little bit nervous about it, actually, going back, just because I hadn't been there for a while. We're married now. It does change, you know what I'm saying?" Stefani told Hoda Kotb on TODAY.

But Stefani said she quickly felt back at home on the set of the singing competition.

"I don't know why I was nervous, but as soon as I walked off set, it felt very nostalgic, like when I met him and then it just was, like, easy," Stefani said. "She (Cabello) made it really easy, too. And John I know. We didn't even talk about it or plan anything. We just showed up and then that was who we were then. It was great. This season, for me, has probably been my most relaxed season."

The singer added that she and husband Blake Shelton really do have as much fun as they appear to onscreen.

"It's been amazing since I met Blake. Oh, my God. I'm like, 'Ahh! Stop asking me questions.' Yeah, we're having so much fun," Stefani said. "He's my bestie. We have so much fun together."


This article was originally published in November of 2019. It was updated on October 11, 2022. 

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