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Watching Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton become a couple is like watching a romantic comedy trope. The optimistic, upbeat, manic pixie dream girl warms the heart of the average Joe. It is amazing to see how complete opposites can make such a great pair. But there is more to this couple than meets the eye. Both Gwen and Blake go through a divorce around the same time (around the summer of 2015) and they bond by helping with each other through the tough time. If you believe in the concept of soulmates, they just might be the dictionary definition of the term.
When they first became official in November 2015, many critics felt like they would not last. After all, they have both just come out of a divorce. Even Blake Shelton states that both of them thought that their relationship would have been a 'rebound' instead of a full-blown relationship. Now Blake and Gwen are together for over three years and their relationship continues to become stronger and cuter than ever. In fact, we are waiting for a marriage proposal! Read more to find out about the course of their relationship and how Gwen and Blake beat the odds.
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Gwen Stefani joined this popular reality TV show in its seventh season along with Pharrell Williams. She replaced Christina Aguilera and joined Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. To announce her new journey, Gwen posted a picture doing the peace sign with a microphone in her hand. She captioned the photo “It's true” and tagged The Voice's Instagram page. This post got over 33 thousand likes on Instagram. At the time, the pop-rock singer's whirlwind romance with country singer, Blake Shelton was completely unexpected. In fact, in July 2014, Gwen Stefani hired her now ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale to serve as a mentor for her team on The Voice.
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You may know about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's famous “Hotline Bling” performance on “The Jimmy Fallon Show” right before they made things official. But before that performance, they did a lip sync battle on the show for the first time to promote The Voice. They performed light-hearted songs with Jimmy Fallon, such as “Call Me Maybe”, “Burn”, and “Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now”. Gwen and Blake performed a duet together at the end of the lip sync battle. Once again, there wasn't a sign of anything otherwise than friendly competition. Blake even flashed his wedding ring during one of his performances.
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It isn't a surprise that Gwen Stefani got along well with her fellow cast members from The Voice. She worked with Pharell Williams previously when he produced her song “Hollaback Girl”. And Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine performed Maroon 5's song “My Heart is Open” together at the Grammys in February 2015. When Gwen posted a picture of her with her co-star captioned “Heart Him” that tagged Blake Shelton's and The Voice's Instagram page, it accumulated over 59 thousand likes on Instagram. Even as friends, Gwen and Blake's body language showed that they were happy in each others company. They were both of them smiling ear to ear and Gwen was even leaning on Blake's shoulder.
If the selfie that they posted together wasn't enough, just a month later, Gwen posts a photo of her sitting on Blake's lap on Instagram. This photo accumulated over 59 thousand likes. This was around the same amount as their first selfie together. Gwen is doing the peace sign with one hand and holding a Starbucks drink in her other hand. This photo got fans talking on Instagram. Fans of Blake and Miranda's marriage stated that Blake had a straight face and his hands in his lap out of respect for his wife. Fans of Gwen Stefani defended her actions. They pointing out that she is a jokester by nature and that her action was not romantic in any way. She sat on Adam Levine and Pharrell's laps as a joke as well.
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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert shocked the country community by announcing their divorce after 10 years together and 4 years of marriage. Blake and Miranda met each other at CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005. They got married in 2011 in Texas after he received her father's blessing for her hand in marriage. They released a statement "This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter." Their divorce was finalized on the same day that they announced their divorce to the public.
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Just a month after Blake and Miranda's divorce was finalized, Gwen Stefani files for divorce from her husband of thirteen years. Gwen Stefani met the Bush lead singer in 1995. Bush headlined a No Doubt concert that was hosted by the radio station, KROQ. They were together for 20 years. Gwen and Gavin got married in 2002 in London and had another ceremony in Los Angeles. They had three kids together, who are 12, 10, and 4 years old, who they have joint custody of. Gwen and Gavin divorced due to irreconcilable differences and their divorce was finalized in April 2016. They released a joint statement "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment."
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Gwen Stefani is famous for singing popular rock in No Doubt and a solo career that mixes pop, electronic, ska, and R&B. Blake Shelton is known for crooning country music. But one of their most well-known performance together incorporated a completely new genre, hip hop. The entire cast of The Voice went on The Jimmy Fallon Show to play a game called Spin the Microphone. When the microphone lands on Pharrell, he chooses Gwen and Blake to sing “Hotline Bling” together. While Gwen sings the chorus to Hotline Bling, Blake only sings “bling” occasionally. Their performance got people questioning whether they are in a relationship together. It turned out that their performance was exactly what we thought. Blake refers to the song as an “elegant, classy booty call” and seems proud that Gwen sang the song to him on Jimmy Fallon's show.
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After their “Hotline Bling” performance, tabloids were excited to figure out whether or not Blake and Gwen were actually together. On Halloween 2015, Gwen and Blake attended Adam Levine's Halloween party. They are cuddling together and Blake is holding Gwen in the photos. They also attended George Clooney's party together and later reunited at Jared Leto's birthday party. Gwen and Blake are spotted holding hands together at Jared Leto's party. Gwen Stefani denies being in a relationship with Blake Shelton when she appears a guest for “On the Air with Ryan Seacrest”. However, Blake Shelton's rep confirms that the rumors are true: the two of them are in fact in a relationship.
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After Gwen and Blake confirmed their relationship, they started to spend more time together in the public eye. First of all, they attended a Cardinals football game together in Arizona. They were sitting next to each other wearing hats and hoodies with the Cardinals logo on it. They were also holding hands at the game. Second of all, they went to RaeLynn Woodward, a contestant of The Voice's engagement party. RaeLynn posted a picture on Twitter of her and her fiance, Gwen and Blake, and another couple dressed up in holiday hats and sweaters. Their relationship was definitely off to a great start.
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Just when you thought that Gwen and Blake's relationship couldn't get any better, Blake gets Gwen a horse. She posted two pictures of her new horse, Halo, on her Instagram in January who she called “her new bunny”. She is thankful for the best present ever and says that she cannot believe her life. Blake confirmed on Entertainment Television that he bought the horse for Gwen in March. Since they both love riding horses, he got Gwen and himself each a horse at the same time. Now Gwen and Blake have one more thing that they can do together- ride horses together.
Within four months of their relationship, it was clear that Gwen and Blake were serious about each other. They attended the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party together in 2016. Typically, they were dressed like complete opposites. Gwen was dolled up in a red see-through dress designed by Yanina Couture. Blake stuck to his country roots and dressed down a black blazer with jeans and cowboy boots. But that did not mean that they were a mismatched pair. Reports stated that the pair had great chemistry together. They were holding hands throughout the night and Blake did not take his eyes off his lady.
It is always great when your friends are fully supportive of your relationships. That's why we were so excited when Pharrell describes Gwen and Blake's relationship as a “miracle” on The Today Show. He was excited to see them together because they both went through a lot prior to their relationship. Both Blake and Gwen went through a divorce around the same time in the summer of 2015. Pharrell was oblivious until Blake sent him a text message regarding their relationship. “Whoa,” is all he had to say about the shocking but exciting news. The Today Show's video accumulated a quarter of a million views on YouTube.
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Since Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are both musically inclined people, there is no surprise that they would create music together. But since Gwen is a pop-rock performer and Blake is a country singer, how would their styles sound together? Pretty great, it turned out. Gwen and Blake performed “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” together, which was featured on Blake's album, “If I'm Honest”. Their performance of the song on The Voice in May was a hit. They also performed the hit on an iHeart Radio Concert, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the Country Jam, and Gwen Stefani's This Is What The Truth Feels Like 2016 tour. This song also ranked 70 on the Billboard Top 100 during its debut.
One of the most important relationship milestones is when you celebrate your birthday and your partner's birthday as a couple. Gwen Stefani celebrated Blake Shelton's 40th birthday by performing “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” with Blake Shelton at Country Jam towards the end of Blake's two- hour performance. She also posted kid pictures of Blake Shelton on Twitter and Instagram captioned “Happy birthday to the favorite person I ever met”. She later posted a photo of herself blowing kisses to Blake Shelton. Blake wore a pair of sunglasses that says Happy birthday on it with an animated candle. The photo received over 118 thousand likes on Instagram.
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In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Blake thanks Gwen for saving his life. When Blake was going through his divorce with fellow country crooner, Miranda Lambert, he did not know Gwen Stefani very well. She gave birth to her third son not long ago and she was not in season eight of The Voice. But when Gwen heard the news, she confided in Blake that she is going through a divorce herself and they served as confidants for each other on how their divorces were going. They started sending each other weekly e-mails and ended up texting each other every day! Gwen saved his life because she was the only one who truly understood exactly what Blake was going through because she was going through the same exact thing.
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Adam Levine also had a strong relationship with both Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. After all, Blake stayed with the Maroon 5 singer during his difficult divorce with the singer, Miranda Lambert. When Adam Levine appeared on “The Howard Stern Show”, he definitely had a lot to say about his two friends being in a relationship. He described Gwen and Blake as “so in love, it's disgusting” because of how much they are holding hands and gazing into each other eyes. Adam also confirms to critics of their relationship that it is the real deal. He joked to his friend, Blake that he “can't believe he gets to be with Gwen Stefani.”
In November 2017, People Magazine crowned Blake Shelton “2017's Sexiest Man Alive”. Blake Shelton differs from the heartthrobs who joined the list in previous years since he takes pride in eating pickles and tortilla chips with cheese dip and is most self-conscious of his moobs. He also jokes on Twitter that he is eating a sexy pickle and has sexy hiccups now that he was crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive. Despite some backlash, Gwen Stefani convinced him to embrace his new title. She told him that he will “regret it for the rest of his life” if he does not “take this gift and live in the moment.” Once again, we love how much Gwen and Blake support each other.
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Since Gwen and Blake's musical debut was so successful, they decide to work on another song together. This time, they give their new single a holiday twist. Gwen released a holiday album titled “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and works on a song with Blake Shelton with the same title. This single was on the Bubbling Under 100 chart and stayed there for four weeks. She performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Voice, and her 2017 holiday special You Make It Feel Like Christmas. The music video to this song got over four million views on YouTube. This proves that a cute couple will always make a successful holiday single.
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Gwen and Blake are so cute as a couple that fans want them to get married as soon as possible. When Gwen goes on the Ellen Show to announce her Las Vegas residency, Ellen immediately asks about her beau, Blake. Gwen confirms that the rumors are false, but they are definitely thinking about marriage. It is understandable that they are taking it slower since they both recently came out of a divorce. Gwen also gushed about Blake on the show by stating that everyone loves him, including her three sons. This video racked up over a million views on YouTube, which shows that you're not the only one who wants to know when these two lovebirds tie the knot.
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Gwen Stefani announced her Las Vegas residency, Just a Girl, in April. It is scheduled to run from June 2018 to November 2019. Blake has been Gwen's biggest supporter during the residency. He promotes her on Twitter by telling his followers to see Gwen “if they can get tickets” to listen to “Gwen's giant hits”. She thanks him by calling him her “favorite person” and the “best boyfriend ever.” Gwen also posted a picture of her youngest son on Blake's lap during the residency. It is no surprise that Gwen made over 5 million for Leg 1 and over 2 million for Leg 2 of her residency.
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are so cute together that they even make Halloween cheesy! Last Halloween, the couple attended a Halloween party with Gwen's children to celebrate her niece's birthday. Gwen went the edgy route as usual and dressed up as a gothic character, Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas. Blake went for something more all-American, a sailor. Her kids also dressed up as a pirate, SpongeBob SquarePants, and a werewolf. As usual, they were heads over heels about each other. Gwen and Blake were spotted kissing and holding hands at the Halloween party. Blake took pictures with Gwen's children and they embraced him as part of the family.
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We knew that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were going to set the bar high on Valentine's Day. First, she posted a couple of goofy selfies and a cake that reads “Gwen Loves Blake” on Instagram that racked up over 260 thousand likes on Instagram. Blake responded by saying that he hopes his fans have a “Gwen Stefani” in their life. She responds to him by telling him that she loves him and wishing him a happy Valentine's Day. Earlier on, Gwen Stefani also said she hoped to be with Blake forever on the Today Show. Their cuteness makes us continue to believe in true love.
In an interview with Parade, Gwen Stefani continues to gush over Blake. She explains how she celebrates Blake every day. She starts off her show with the single “Make Me Like You”, a song that she wrote about her relationship with Blake. The song is about “triumph over heartache”. She is also open about returning to the reality TV show, The Voice. She tells Parade that she loved being on the show and that it was a lot of fun. We would love to see Gwen on The Voice again as well. Along with being super talented, her chemistry with Blake Shelton on the show makes The Voice even better.