Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Headed For Valentine’s Day Engagement?

How serious are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton? Well, judging by recent photos of the pair laughing together, holding hands, and spending time with Gwen Stefani’s three sons, it’s pretty safe to say they are past the “just dating” phase of their romance.

In October, Gwen Stefani and Shelton were first linked to one another as they filmed the ninth season of The Voice, which aired last year on NBC. Then, after being caught in photographs at a Halloween party together, the couple officially went public with their romance at a November 4 Country Music Awards after-party in Nashville, Tennessee, (Ironically, the awards show marked the first event that both Shelton and his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, attended post-split).

Like Gwen Stefani, who split from husband Gavin Rossdale in August 2015, Shelton was newly single when the couple began dating, having parted ways with Lambert just weeks prior to Gwen Stefani’s divorce announcement.

Following their Nashville outing, Gwen Stefani began to face numerous rumors claiming they were pregnant, engaged, planning a wedding, and all sorts of things, but so far, they don’t appear to be anything listed. They are, however, steaming up.

“[Gwen Stefani] and Blake are steaming up,” a source told E! News weeks ago. “They have been having some great times with each other the past few months and are on the same page of life now. Blake is extremely supportive of [Gwen Stefani] and her kids’ transition. Blake is really great with kids and loves being around children. He has a lot of patience.”

While there has been tons of photos and information about Gwen Stefani and her boyfriend, the mother of three has been extremely secretive about her romance in interviews. During one particular interview months ago on San Diego’s Frankie and Geena Morning Show, Gwen Stefani shot down the idea of speaking of Shelton.

“Wow, that’s really personal,” Gwen Stefani said at the time when asked about her then-new relationship with Shelton. “This is what I’ll say about that: I never said nothin’ about being in a new relationship. I don’t know who said that but somebody did, and then my kid came in last night to tell me about it. That’s how crazy my life is. People can just say whatever they want and then they can just believe it. My truth is ‘Used to Love You,’ that’s the song. That’s what I said and I feel really fine about sharing that, and I feel honored to share it. But, I mean, all the other stuff is just craziness. I mean, literally craziness. Hilarious. Hilarious!”

Although Gwen Stefani doesn’t like to talk about her relationship, rumors are swirling of a possible engagement on Valentine’s Day. According to the Hollywood Gossip, Gwen Stefani has recently been spotted wearing a diamond ring, hinting that she may be already engaged, or possibly received a stunning gift from her boyfriend. However, Hollywood Life recently revealed that it would be on Valentine’s Day that Gwen Stefani could expect a “huge” surprise from Shelton. Either way, Gwen Stefani and Shelton appear to be extremely happy together, and Stefani’s children appear to like him as well.

Gwen Stefani will return to The Voice later this month in a mentor role for Team Blake, while Christina Aguilera will take on her coaching spot, as she’s done every other season for the past couple of years.

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