Gwen Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo are said to be helping Blake Shelton prepare for his upcoming appearance as the host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
“Blake has been trying out material and jokes to [Gwen Stefani]’s kids, he feels that if he can make them laugh then he will be able to make the audience laugh and have a great time during the Kids’ Choice Awards. He keeps telling jokes to Kingston, because he gets the best reaction from him. It makes Blake happy that he can bond with [Gwen Stefani]’s kids this way, its a blessing in disguise,” a source revealed to Hollywood Life on March 9.
— People Magazine (@people) March 7, 2016
According to a separate report, Blake Shelton is a complete natural with Stefani’s three boys, and the children have nicknamed him “Bwake,” because that is how Stefani’s youngest son, Apollo, 2, pronounces his name.
“Blake is amazing with the kids. He’s such a big kid himself and loves doing all the same things as they do,” a second insider told Hollywood Life. “One of his favorite things to do with them is go on hikes — they love Malibu Creek. They get out there in the mud, hunting for frogs or playing hide-and-seek. Blake loves any excuse to get outside and get dirty, so he’s a big hit with [Gwen Stefani]’s kids. It drives Gavin nuts that his kids have bonded with Blake. He hates that they’re spending so much time with him. He doesn’t have any say in it … and it’s killing him.”
— idolator (@idolator) March 9, 2016
Earlier this month, a source spoke to People Magazine, revealing Gwen Stefani and Shelton likely have a long-term future ahead of them. According to the source, Gwen Stefani was concerned that she would never find someone who would accept and love her and her sons after splitting from Gavin Rossdale in 2015, but once Shelton came into her life, she deemed him a “blessing.”
Shelton “had no hesitation” when it came to getting to know Stefani’s three young sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2, and actually “loved it,” the magazine’s source explained.
Gwen Stefani began dating Shelton in November, 2015, and in the months since, they’ve been getting to know one another better in Los Angeles and in Shelton’s hometown in Oklahoma. They’ve also been spotted many times with Gwen Stefani’s sons. Meanwhile, the boys have also been photographed with Gwen Stefani’s former partner, Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani and Rossdale were married for 13 years prior to their split, and Shelton was married to Miranda Lambert for four years before the pair parted ways in July, 2015. However, Shelton does not yet have any of his own children, and it is hard to say whether or not he wants children of his own. Either way, he and Gwen Stefani continue to openly flaunt their love for one another on social media and at L.A. events, and will soon reunite on-screen, when Gwen Stefani takes on her new role as mentor to Shelton’s team.
As for what else could possibly be coming in the future for Gwen Stefani and her boyfriend, there have been tons of rumors claiming the 46-year-old could be pregnant or engaged, but so far, despite wearing an impressive diamond ring to a recent event, neither of those things appear to be true.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will reunite on The Voice later this season. Currently, the show is being aired on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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