American singer, Gwen Stefani, said yes to her long-time partner, Blake Shelton, in October 2020. The occasion marked a significant milestone in the couple’s lives as they plan the start of their “forever” together.
For five years, “The Voice” coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been the ultimate Hollywood sweethearts. From their first meeting on “The Voice,” where they served as coaches, to their engagement in October 2020, every moment of the couple’s love story has been magical.
HOW THEY MET
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani met in 2014, following the songstress’ appointment as a judge on the NBC competition show, “The Voice.” She came in as a replacement for Christina Aguilera, who took time off to welcome a new baby.
Stefani had her stint on the show alongside fellow judges Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Adam Levine. At the time, the singer was married to music star Garvin Rossdale, while Shelton was Miranda Lambert’s husband.
RAISING DATING SPECULATIONS
In July 2015, News outlets reported that Shelton’s four-year marriage to Lambert had ended in a divorce filing. A month later, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale after thirteen years of marriage and three sons together.
By October that year, Shelton and Stefani, both newly divorced, appeared together on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” During their appearance, they performed a duet to Shelton’s song, “Hotline Bling,” with so much passion and intimacy. Their joint performance led to the speculations that the duo shared more intimacy than they let off.
DATING RUMORS CONFIRMED
News outlets confirmed Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s budding romance in October 2015 following several sightings of them in public. Photos of the couple caught up in PDA moments at the Maroon 5’s Halloween party in California flooded the internet as further confirmation of their affair.
A month later, Stefani appeared on the show, “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” where she refused to confirm their relationship. Instead, she avoided the question, only stating she thought Shelton was hot.
However, Blake Shelton’s representative confirmed their relationship that same month, making it official. Four months later, the pair made their red carpet debut, hitting the March 2016 Oscars after-party as a couple.
STEFANI CALLS SHELTON HER “FOREVER”
During a sit-down with “Today’s” Natalie Morales in 2018, Gwen Stefani opened up about her relationship with Shelton and their plans for marriage. She recounted how they bonded over their past failed relationships and divorce, making them best friends.
About their plans for marriage, she divulged that there was “zero pressure” as they were content trusting each other and knowing they could go through life together. Going further, she confirmed they were simply trying to “be in the moment” as much as they could.
When Morales asked if she thought Shelton was forever, the 51-year-old singer replied in the affirmative.
After months of waiting for the sweethearts to move their relationship a step further, television personality Ellen DeGeneres did an intervention. During Shelton’s appearance on “Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May 2019, the show host gifted the country singer a unique clock. Ellen implied that the device, which sported Shelton and Stefani’s faces, had a way of hastening a proposal from the recipient’s partner.
STEFANI AND SHELTON’S ENGAGEMENT
Ellen DeGeneres’ magical clock eventually worked its magic on the couple, but in reverse. Rather than Stefani proposing as suggested, Shelton made the move himself, popping the big question to his soulmate.
The 44-year-old country star became Gwen Stefani’s fiancé in October 2020 following the epic proposal in his ranch. The couple shared the news of their engagement on social media on October 27, each posting a similar pic of them kissing, with the songstress’ ring on display.
Shelton’s caption on the post was an outpouring of gratitude to his other half for saving his 2020 and the rest of his life. He concluded with a confirmation that Stefani said a “yes.”
Stefani captioned her post with a resounding “yes please” to the love of her life. A source later disclosed the couple’s intentions to have a wedding soonest as Gwen Stefani, and Blake Shelton had no plan of making their engagement a long one.
Cheers to an eternity together!