Gwen Stefani struggled with heartbreak last year in the wake of discovering that her then-husband, Gavin Rossdale, allegedly had been cheating behind her back with the family nanny. With the affair allegations publicized in tabloids, Gwen went through the pain of a divorce and betrayal. In addition to that emotional experience, Stefani was faced with attempting to put on a brave face for the three little boys that she and Gavin share.
But then Gwen found love in a very unexpected place, as her friendship with Blake Shelton turned into a hot hook-up. And now, a source told Us Weekly, Stefani is truly in love.
With five months as a couple, Gwen is convinced that the country crooner is the man for her.
“[Stefani is] head over heels,” revealed the source.
And when you feel that way, why hide the love? Gwen hasn’t attempted to keep her romance undercover. From canoodling with Blake late last month while his pal and mentee RaeLynn got married to appearing as a couple for the first time on the red carpet at a posh after-the-Oscars bash, Stefani has proudly paraded her PDA.
Gwen chose an exceedingly revealing Yanina Couture gown for their red carpet premiere. But while the lovebirds settled for mild PDA outside as they held hands, once inside the party they let loose, an observer told Us.
“They made out,” summed up the eyewitness.
The canoodling continued at manager Guy Oseary’s bash, revealed another observer.
“They were dancing together and kissing against a wall. They’re completely infatuated,” revealed the onlooker.
A Stefani insider shared with Us that it’s not just a temporary flirty fling. Now that Gwen has gotten over the alleged cheating from Rossdale, Stefani is feeling upbeat.
“She’s in a good place,” added that insider.
As for how the three little boys (Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2) that Gwen and Gavin share are handling the situation? Blake has received the unofficial seal of approval from Stefani’s three sons, a source told Hollywood Life.
Shelton truly enjoys spending time with Gwen’s youngsters, revealed the insider.
“He’s such a big kid himself he loves doing all the same things as they do. One of his favorite things to do with the kids is go on hikes, they love Malibu Creek. They get out there in the mud hunting for frogs or playing hide and seek…he’s a big hit with Gwen’s kids.”
As for how friends of the couple feel? “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams is delighted that the lovebirds have found happiness after their hardships, reported Digital Spy.
Moreover, Williams revealed that he witnessed the emotional pain that each singer experienced after divorce. Miranda Lambert and Shelton had been married for four years, but Gwen and Gavin had been together throughout 13 years of married life. Breaking up was rough for both the country crooner and the pop star, and Pharrell noted that even as a close observer, it was painful.
“It’s poppin’ off!” Williams gushed about the romance. “It’s so beautiful, because being there, I watched both of them go through a lot, you know. You hate to see your friends go through something so heavy.”
But now that the lovebirds have heated up their hook-up, Pharrell is thrilled at their joy.
“It’s kind of like a miracle, man – just watching that,” added Williams.
With rumors swirling of an engagement followed by a wedding, a source told People that Gwen is not yet sporting bling on her ring finger. Could it happen soon?
“For now, they seem happy with their relationship, but Blake is old-fashioned and a future engagement seems very possible,” revealed the source.
As for whether he proposed and Stefani said “yes?” Not true, a rep for Gwen told Gossip Cop.
“[Gwen is] not engaged,” stated the spokesperson.
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