Gwen Stefani performed at the White House Tuesday night, October 18, at Barack Obama’s final state dinner, and she was kind enough to take her boyfriend Blake Shelton along with her so they can perform a romantic duet onstage, as reported by Us Weekly.
After being introduced by President Obama, the 47-year-old singer hit the stage at the South Lawn section of the White House to perform her 2006 hit “The Sweet Escape” in front of an A-lister audience, which included First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Giorgio Armani, Rachael Ray, Frank Ocean and Mario Batali. The dinner was held to honor visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.
After receiving a warm applause from the audience for her stunning performance, Stefani was joined onstage by Blake Shelton to perform a romantic duet of “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” from the 40-year-old country singer’s recent album If I’m Honest. Shelton looked sharp rocking a black tuxedo and an American flag accessory while Stefani stunned wearing a sheer black and white dress paired with a golden cross necklace, diamond earrings, and a long blond ponytail. Photos and videos posted on social media sites show Blake and Gwen performing on stage as if they only have eyes for each other.
The couple continues to perform “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” in every opportunity that they get to share the stage together.
“The song’s important to us,” Shelton said, “and the fact that we wrote it together is so important to both of us.”
The pair were seated on the same table but positioned at opposite ends. They were spotted having conversations with Sandra Lee and her boyfriend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Other performers who performed on stage besides Gwen and Blake include Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, and James Taylor.
Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to gush over Stefani after her performance.
Earlier in the day, Stefani visited the White House with his three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2. On top of getting to meet Obama, the No Doubt frontwoman and her kids took the opportunity to have a photo-op with luminaries such as the First Lady Michelle Obama, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.
Meanwhile, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani wedding rumors continue to go about their rounds on the internet. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the couple has recently gotten engaged. Better yet, the kids have given them their blessing and have even said that they are “ready for mom to marry Blake Shelton.” Even more interesting is the report that Stefani’s ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, will have huge roles in the wedding ceremony.
NBC also announced Tuesday that Gwen is set to return for the twelfth season of The Voice in the coming spring. As always, she will be joining Blake as co-hosts in the singing competition.
“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12,” Paul Telegdy, President of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.
“With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons,” he added.
Gwen and Blake have been dating for nearly a year after working together as co-hosts on the reality singing talent show.
Stefani has recently split with former husband Rossdale after 13 years of marriage. Just last week the former lovers put up their 15,500 sq ft Beverly Hills home for sale.
The split was embroiled in much controversy, as sources claimed that Stefani called it quits after she caught Gavin cheating on her with their children’s 24-year-old nanny, Mindy Mann.
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