Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are getting close, and apparently, the 46-year-old’s family is on board!
In early November, months after her divorce, Gwen Stefani confirmed she and her co-star on The Voice were a couple with a public outing in Nashville, during which she and Shelton held hands and drank wine. Gwen Stefani’s appearance with Shelton came just hours after he and his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, attended the same awards show, the Country Music Awards. Although Gwen Stefani wasn’t present during the show, she and her boyfriend joined forces afterwards at an afterparty.
Since their relationship debut, Gwen Stefani has been caught in a number of PDA moments both on The Voice, which wrapped season 9 earlier this month, and around the country in states, including California, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
In the last week, Gwen Stefani and Shelton appeared in his hometown in Oklahoma before traveling to Arizona, where they were spotted on the sidelines during an NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. They’ve also been seen on two different occasions in California, the first being a winery and the latest being a pizza parlor.
While in Anaheim, California, as a new report revealed, Gwen Stefani’s boyfriend met her family, and they like him a lot.
“[Gwen Stefani]’s parents think Blake is great,” the insider told Hollywood Life on December 30. “Everyone thinks that Blake is the coolest and a very fun, loving guy. They like him a lot.”
Along for their Anaheim, California, outings, as revealed by E! News, were Gwen Stefani’s three children, Kingston, 9; Zuma, 7; and Apollo, 1.
Also this week, Gwen Stefani once again faced rumors of a possible pregnancy, and while the report is believed to be false due to Stefani’s winery visit, Hollywood Life claimed Shelton may be heading for parenthood eventually.
“[Gwen Stefani] hasn’t made any announcements, but she and Blake are crazy in love,” a insider close to the couple told the site. “Things are moving at warp speed with them, it wouldn’t be a huge shock. Blake wants kids and Gwen doesn’t have time to waste if she is going to have another baby, the sooner the better.”
“This is something [Gwen Stefani] and Blake both want so it’s possible that she’s already pregnant. Their friends all thought it was a fling at first — but it’s developed into much more than that. They’re the real deal.”
Prior to her relationship with Shelton, Gwen Stefani was married to rocker Gavin Rossdale for 13 years. Shortly after Gwen Stefani’s debut with Shelton, Us Weekly published a report, claiming Rossdale and Stefani’s marriage ended due to a three-year affair he was accused of having with their former nanny, Mindy Mann. According to the report, Gwen Stefani learned of the alleged infidelity in February from a fellow staff member of Mann, and immediately confronted Rossdale after coming across messages between him and their nanny on the family’s iPad.
Although Rossdale initially denied having slept with Mann, keeping him and Gwen Stefani together for a brief while, he is said to have come clean months later, leading to their August divorce announcement.
As for what the new couple will be doing for New Year’s Eve, Hollywood Life claims Shelton can’t wait to kiss his lady love when the ball drops, but won’t yet be proposing to Gwen Stefani, despite the many reports.
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