Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have transformed heartbreak into hope for a future together. The pop singer was devastated when allegations surfaced that her then-husband, Gavin Rossdale, had cheated on her. And the mom of three suffered when a divorce seemed the inevitable end of 13 years together. Almost at the same time, the country crooner suffered his own emotional pain over the end of his marriage to country singing queen Miranda Lambert. But then they found each other, and friends are thrilled with how happy the lovebirds have become, reported People.
When it comes to the facts about celebrity relationships, photos often provide much more truth than the stars themselves. And with the relationship of Gwen and Blake, those pictures reveal just how inseparable they have become, with the photos from their red carpet debut instantly going viral.
Moreover, the devoted mom of three was worried about how the breakup of her marriage would impact not just her but the three sons that she and Rossdale share, an insider told People.
“She was heartbroken for her children that the marriage wasn’t going to work. She tried so hard for the kids to keep the marriage together. Then here came this ray of sunshine who did make her smile, and now he’s one of the most positive people in her life.”
The lovebirds have enjoyed their time together ever since they hooked up in November. They’ve visited his hometown, gone to a friend’s wedding, and paraded their PDA on social media and Oscar parties.
“They’re both very happy, fun people,” added the insider. “They have turned lemons into lemonade and have turned a bad situation for both of them into something great. They’re both much happier.”
Some initially thought that it was just a flirty fling. But the celebrity couple truly is in love, reported Us Weekly.
It’s been five months since Gwen, 46, and Blake, 39, began their relationship.
“She’s head over heels,” said one of Us’ sources.
The red carpet debut for the celebrity lovebirds took place in Los Angeles at Vanity Fair’s glittery, glamorous post-Oscars party. After holding hands on the red carpet, they canoodled within the bash, following it up with some very intense PDA at another party, revealed observers.
“They made out. They were dancing together and kissing against a wall. They’re completely infatuated.”
As for whether Stefani truly is healed from her heartbreak over the alleged cheating that occurred during her marriage between her now-ex-husband and the family nanny, the answer is yes, another source told Us.
“She’s in a good place,” shared that insider.
While “showmances” often happen in the entertainment industry, this one is for real, a different source shared with Us.
“It’s definitely serious,” confirmed that source.
Gwen takes her responsibility as the mother of Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2, seriously as well, however. And that means having her children approve her new beau is essential, a source told Hollywood Life.
No worries there, because they adore him so much that the youngsters even have a nickname for Shelton, revealed the source. Although he was introduced to them as “Blake,” little Apollo pronounces it as “Bwake,” and now that’s what all three boys call the country star.
“Apollo can’t pronounce the L properly so he started calling him Bwake and now the other two boys call him that too,” shared the insider. “He’s a big hit with Gwen’s kids.”
Another insider emphasized to People that after her breakup from Rossdale, it was important to Stefani that whoever she dated accept her sons.
“She was questioning if she would ever meet someone that would accept her boys,” shared the insider.
With that approval of Blake given, will Gwen be flaunting an engagement ring and planning a wedding followed by another try at marriage?
“They seem too perfect for each other for it to just be a fluke. For now, they seem happy with their relationship, but Blake is old-fashioned and a future engagement seems very possible.”
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