Wedding bells might ring sooner than expected for Gwen Stefani and her country beau, Blake Shelton.
Stefani finally addressed the rumors of her coming nuptials during On Air With Ryan Seacrest. Will she tie the knot with Shelton before the year is out?
Us Magazine revealed that Seacrest caught the No Doubt alum off guard when he asked if she was going to marry the country star.
“Everything is going so quickly. …I’m in the moment and, um, look at me, you’ve got me tongue-tied,” Stefani told Seacrest.
Stefani might have been hesitant to answer the question directly because she hasn’t told anyone about her plans, including family members.
“They want to get married before the end of the year,” an inside source revealed.
Until an official announcement is released, fans will get plenty of opportunities to see Stefani and Shelton together on stage.
Shelton is kicking off his fall tour and opened with a concert in Oklahoma City.
Stefani appeared alongside Shelton during the event as the two sang their duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
They also shared a few backstage photos on Instagram, including one where Shelton displayed a t-shirt that read “I heart Gwen.”
“They are both very, very happy,” a source close to Shelton added. “Blake is having the time of his life with Gwen and feels so comfortable around her.”
Shelton and Stefani both went through emotional divorces last year.
Stefani parted ways with Gavin Rossdale after she caught him cheating with their children’s nanny.
Despite the recent heartache, Stefani couldn’t be happier with how things have played out.
“I look at this year and I think, I just feel so awake,” Stefani shared. “I feel so alive and so grateful … this year has been so full of so much joy.”
For his part, Blake Shelton split with Miranda Lambert last year. The reason behind their divorce has never been made public.
Stefani first started seeing Shelton on the set of The Voice. They went public with their romance in November of last year.
Clearly, the couple’s relationship is still going strong. But are they planning on exchanging vows in the near future?
“Gwen has said they both want something more low-key than their first weddings,” a source stated. “It would likely be at Blake’s ranch [in Oklahoma] or in the backyard. Gwen doesn’t really care, she is just in love with Blake and their life together.”
This isn’t the first time wedding rumors have plagued Shelton and Stefani’s red-hot relationship.
According to Hall of Fame Magazine, the latest reports are nothing more than conjecture.
Instead, Stefani is looking forward to celebrating her one-year anniversary with Shelton, who has yet to even propose.
At the same time, Chatt Sports Net is reporting that Stefani did not confirm the reports of a wedding during her interview with Seacrest.
Stefani was clearly surprised by the wedding question, but that doesn’t mean she is secretly planning the ceremony behind everyone’s back.
Indeed, with Shelton just starting his tour and Stefani coming off a tour of her own, their busy schedules might get in the way of a wedding.
Of course, Shelton could still propose to Stefani in the coming months, especially considering how close they are working together.
Given how their relationship is stronger than ever, it only seems like a matter of time before Shelton pops the big question.
In the meantime, WWGP radio is reporting that Shelton just donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“They don’t turn any kids away. You come in there, you have a problem. They don’t turn anybody away, so I thought, ‘That’s a place that needs some money,'” Shelton explained.
Shelton announced the monetary gift right before his duet with Stefani at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Tell us! Do you think Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will wed before the end of the year? Let us know in the comments and check out their latest performance in the clip below.
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