While a number of celebrity couples prefer to shield their relationships from the spotlight, country singer Blake Shelton and his ultra chic pop star girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, seem all about putting their love for one another out there for all to see.
The duo began their very public romance late last year after Gwen filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale. While acting as co-judges on the hit show The Voice, Stefani and Blake became close and eventually confessed what many were suspecting -- that they were, in fact, an item.
Along with wedding rumors and baby tales, Shelton has actually been quite vocal about his adoration for Stefani and how his life has changed since she came into it.
Enstarz shares Shelton's words to Entertainment Tonight about the chart-topper and the fact that they are working on new music to express their adoration of each other.
"[The song] is very personal for us both because, you know, we obviously have this bond that is remarkable together. But the fact that we wrote a song together--I know that I don't co-write that much because I'm very insecure about it I guess and [Gwen's] kind of got her circle of people that she writes with. But for us to reach out to each other as writers, it may never happen again, who knows."
"The fact that we wrote it together is so important" @blakeshelton on duet w/ @gwenstefani https://t.co/6t9Uwvb6NI pic.twitter.com/VNTuzIyWJq
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) April 22, 2016
Although Gwen did not duet with Shelton on her latest album, the country star was a huge influence on a number of tracks off the record, including the song "Misery" and the single "Make Me Like You." The "Hollaback Girl" singer admitted to both songs being inspired by the country star, and the lyrics make this fact obvious when reading the words for "Misery."
"I got so used to being 'round you boy; I'm trying not to care, but where'd you go? I'm doing my best to be sensible; I'm trying not to care, but; You're like drugs, you're like drugs to me; I'm so into you totally"
Additionally, "Make Me Like You" brings out some of the raw emotion Stefani feels for Shelton.
"Something I could get used to ; I could get used to this; It's getting harder to leave it; Your lips on my lips; Oh, I can't believe it; How good it could be; Didn't wanna believe it, but now you are all I see."
As Idolator reminds, Gwen performed both Blake-inspired ditties while on Saturday Night Live. What an opportunity to be able to express her brewing feelings for Shelton for all to see.
"Gwen sang 'Make Me Like You' and 'Misery,' off her new chart-topper This Is What the Truth Feels Like. And she was happy to play up her swooning lyrics, pouting and making puppy dog eyes at the camera. (New beau Blake Shelton must have felt as if it were his own personal hollaback."
.@GwenStefani's performance on SNL this weekend was out of this world! Who else could rock #SpaceShorts? #UDxGwen pic.twitter.com/rSPcNlmsHj
— Urban Decay (@UrbanDecay) April 5, 2016
As for the most personal "juicy details," Shelton was keeping a little more tight-lipped. The stars are keen on professing their bond to the media and indicating how much they mean to one another in their music, yet they shy away from getting personal even further about their romance. Shelton does note, however, that as musicians, the personal aspects of their lives tend to be scattered throughout their music.
"The last year and a half of my life has literally blown up in my face. And that's okay because I'm a country singer, and I at least get to take all of that and put it into music. It's not like there's all these juicy details, but it definitely just lends itself to the emotions and things that you go through when you go through a divorce."
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