Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have taken their romance to the next level by expanding their love circle to include her three sons. After becoming friends as coaches on The Voice last year, the singers segued from pals to passion. Both Gwen and Blake confirmed that they were dating, and their PDA photos paraded across social media and websites. Now Stefani feels secure enough to let the three sons she shares with her former husband, Gavin Rossdale, learn to love Shelton as well.
As a result of that confidence and mutual affection, Gwen, Blake, and the three boys are enjoying spring break near his ranch in Oklahoma, reported Extra.
Sharing her joy in the vacation with fans, Stefani has turned to Snapchat and posted some of their fun.
And after protecting her sons from the lurid details behind her split from Gavin (he was accused of cheating on her with the family nanny), Gwen has used social media to show how her sons are blossoming and bonding since she met Blake, as the Inquisitr reported.
As a result, Shelton has poured on the praise with a happy grin for his girlfriend every time they appear together on camera, noted ET.
During one mentor session, Blake described her as the “great Gwen Stefani.”
“Blake wanted to bring in an expert to help you guys, so called me,” she responded.
As for not being exactly qualified to be considered a country music expert, Gwen had a quick retort.
“I’m getting there though! I loved working outside of my lane,” she pointed out.
And just in case someone wanted another credential for his girlfriend, Shelton had it.
“Also, she’s hot,” he boasted.
While Blake is showing his love on the reality TV singing competition with some Shelton-style humor, Stefani got serious in talking about how she feels he saved her after she experienced her darkest time amid her divorce, noted Hollywood Life.
“In all of this craziness that happened, like unexpected horribleness, I found a friend (Blake) going through literally the exact same thing as me, and that is a miracle. And it just saved me, so much, and I feel so grateful for that.”
After hitting what Stefani proclaimed “rock bottom,” her appreciation and affection for Shelton is evident. As for dishing up the details of that romance? The singer suggests that listening to “Make Me Like You,” which Shelton inspired, is the answer.
“You can have me say [my feelings about Shelton] out loud, or [you can] listen to the song,” Gwen teased.
Some viewers were disappointed that Stefani didn’t return to her coaches chair on The Voice this season, but there’s a good reason, pointed out the Bustle.
Gwen explained that she wants the time to be creative with her music.
“I’m gonna put out my record and do some shows,” clarified the singer.
And having Stefani serve as the mentor for Team Blake will ease some of that disappointment both for viewers and for Shelton. Blake had hinted long before the news broke that she would be a mentor that he was going to find a way to get her back on the show.
“I don’t want Gwen to not be on the show. Why can’t we have a fifth coach?” Shelton demanded after learning Stefani would not return as a coach.
For now, having his “hot” girlfriend to help him coach his team will have to suffice.
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