Blake Shelton didn’t wait long to join Gwen Stefani onstage during her “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour.” On Saturday night, the country star surprised the audience at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia, by performing his duet with Gwen, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
Before taking the stage with his girlfriend, Blake Shelton shared a Twitter tease that he was with Gwen Stefani in Virginia Beach. However, his presence there didn’t necessarily mean that he would perform with Gwen. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Blake also attended the first concert of Gwen’s “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” in Mansfield, Massachusetts. However, he remained backstage and simply watched the show.
Hello Virginia Beach!!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 16, 2016
Gwen adorably responded to Blake’s tweet by telling him “Hi.”
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) July 16, 2016
Blake Shelton’s Twitter followers were excited to learn that he was joining Gwen Stefani at another tour location, and they responded to his tweet by joking that he’s becoming a Gwen “groupie” or “roadie.”
@blakeshelton???????????????????????? world’s best groupie
— OklahomaWeather (@forthegwen) July 16, 2016
— Blond ❤ Rebel (Abby) (@ireallylovegwen) July 16, 2016
However, Blake Shelton didn’t just stand on the sidelines this time. As you can see, the Virginia Beach crowd went absolutely wild when he took the stage to perform “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” with Gwen. The couple couldn’t stop smiling during their duet.
“Go Ahead and Break My Heart” is featured on Blake Shelton’s latest album, If I’m Honest. The country singer told Extra that he penned the tune because he wanted to impress Gwen with his songwriting skills. He sent it to his girlfriend half-finished, and she proved that she’s also a talented lyricist by completing the song.
“Originally, when I started the song, I was just, I was only trying to impress her, you know, just trying to write her a song to get her excited about me,” Blake said.
During an interview on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, Gwen Stefani revealed that she was actually feeling “really insecure about writing” when Blake Shelton sent her his half of “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” However, she obliged when her boyfriend asked her to “write the rest of it.” As Entertainment Tonight reports, Blake thinks that the duet might be the best song he’s even written in his life.
However, Gwen was originally afraid to listen to Blake’s lyrics about their relationship because she thought she might have to break her boyfriend’s heart by telling him that the country tune wasn’t her cup of tea.
“What happened was, the story is, that he had written the song and sent it to me on my phone. I was scared to listen to it. I was like,’What if I don’t like it?’ And I listened to it and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I love this.'”
According to Blake Shelton, he and Gwen Stefani wrote “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” at a point in time when they weren’t certain that their relationship would last. As E! News reports, they were both dealing with the fallout from their devastating divorces, and Blake says that they were both struggling with “trust issues” because of how their marriages ended. During an AMP Radio interview with Carson Daly, Blake got honest about how he and Gwen were feeling with they penned the song.
“I think it was last fall, sometime at the beginning of the fall, I sat down one day and I started writing this song [‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’] because she and I were—even though we were, you know, beginning this relationship, we’re having some trust issues with each other because of what we had been through, and you kinda get to a point where you’re like, ‘Man, am I really gonna do this again already,’ you know what I mean? But it is happening.”
Perhaps one of the reasons why Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are still together almost eight months later is because they were so honest with one another about their feelings from the start. “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” might be about two lovers who are convinced that their relationship won’t last, but Gwen and Blake certainly look like they’ve put all those fears behind them in their latest performance of the song.
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