Blake Shelton wants to take his love for Gwen Stefani to the next level. After going from platonic pals on The Voice to parading their PDA, Blake and his true love have been spending as much time together as possible, from visiting his hometown to attending football games to making their red carpet debut. And now Shelton has decided the time has come to propose, according to Us Weekly.
An insider revealed to Us that Blake feels the 46-year-old mom of three is his dream match.
“Blake could propose to Gwen very soon. Gwen is everything he wants.”
As for Stefani, she feels equally in love with Shelton. Describing her feelings, the singer described herself as “for sure” in love with Blake, 39.
In addition, Shelton is already thinking about more than wedding bells. Blake wants to have a family with his sweetheart.
After ending his marriage with Miranda Lambert in July, Shelton is attracted to the family ambiance that Stefani brings with her, including three little boys. Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2, have Gavin Rossdale as their daddy, but Blake and his girlfriend’s sons are bonded already. The insider also revealed that Shelton had wanted to have children with Miranda, and when that failed and his marriage ended, Gwen provided him with everything he had desired.
“With Gwen, Blake has the family life he’d hoped to have with Miranda,” pointed out the insider. “Her kids love him as much as she does.”
Although they’ve only been together for five months, Shelton is eager to have children with Stefani.
“Blake wants kids of his own,” added the source. “And Gwen is willing to try!”
Both currently have busy schedules, however, making it difficult to plan even a date together let alone a wedding. Shelton is focused on the final phase of preparing what will mark album number 12, If I’m Honest, which will be released May 20. Stefani is busy with her own record promotion, This Is What the Truth Feels Like.
One solution to their enforced separation because of their musical careers: texting. Gwen constantly texts Blake, revealed another insider to Us.
“Gwen texts Blake a million times a day. But he doesn’t mind at all,” said that source, while another added, “Blake hasn’t been this happy in years!”
Another aspect of his life making Shelton happy is the success of his new Christian gospel song, which he says came to him in a dream, reported Taste of Country.
Entitled “Savior’s Shadow,” the song is like a hymn revealing the story of a country singer who seeks God. From If I’m Honest, the song was Blake’s concept, and he wrote it with Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall.
“He started an incredible song, a gospel song, and asked me and JR to help him finish,” recalled Alexander. “It’s beautiful and moving and I can’t wait for him to tell the story. It’s almost his ‘Why Me Lord’ — it’s very deep to him and to us. It came deep from Blake’s soul and we were just glad we got to kind of help him birth it.”
The gospel song marks the second from Shelton’s upcoming album. Blake tweeted the origins of the tune and expressed his appreciation to his fans.
“I dreamed the song last summer,” Blake revealed. “I woke up and wrote down everything I could remember.”
When fans poured out their praise, Shelton expressed his gratitude.
“I’m literally overwhelmed,” added Blake. “Thank y’all so much. I’m so proud of this song.”
As for Shelton’s ex Miranda Lambert, she’s decided to join the race to the altar, according to Hollywood Life’s source.
Lambert has two reasons for desiring to marry her boyfriend Anderson East, 27. While she is in love with him, Blake’s 32-year-old ex-wife also wants to get married before Shelton weds Stefani.
“She and Anderson have a crazy-strong connection,” explained the source. “They are planning to get married before the end of the year. Miranda has even talked about a date in early fall, right after she finishes her extensive concert tour.”
And the source confirmed that Lambert is determined to beat Shelton and Stefani to that wedding ceremony.
“[Miranda] will absolutely get some satisfaction from beating Blake and Gwen to the altar.”
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