A change of priorities. Since I married Gwen Stefanic, Blake Shelton has reformulated his goals for his career – which is just the way he likes it.
“Look, I like music and I like The Voice. I love all the cool stuff I can do with my job, but those things are all taking a back seat for Gwen and the kids now and it’s just a new phase in my life,” Shelton, 46, said. Entertainment tonight on Friday, August 19, referring to his wife’s sons, Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 8, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
The country singer noted that by not rushing his artistic vision, he was able to explore his creativity more.
“I enjoy putting out songs whenever I feel like it and luckily the record label allows me to,” he said. “They always support it when I do it and my stupid ideas of making a 90s country video — they’re always on board and that’s why we have a ‘God’s Country’ or a ‘Happy Anywhere’ every now and then.”
Shelton also thought about what his younger self would say about his romance with Stefani, 52. “I probably would have said, ‘Are you talking about that girl holding up the orange in her video?’ I never understood until now that she is from Orange County,” he added. “All my life where I knew who Gwen Stefani was, ‘Is that the girl holding the orange in the video?’ Oh my god, she’s so hot, but why is she obsessed with this damn orange, you know?’”
The couple started dating in November 2015 after working together on the set of The voice. At that point, Shelton and Stefani were both coming out of their respective splits. (The Oklahoma native has said goodbye to Miranda Lambert in July 2015. Stefani, for her part, filed for divorce from Rossdale, 56, a month later.)
“I think if Gwen and I were honest about this now, I think in the back of our minds we both thought this was a rebound deal, because we’re both coming out of a pretty low point in our lives. And we kind of cling to it. together to get through this,” Shelton explained Sunday Today With Willie Geist in June 2018. “But now we’re here, three years later, and every day that goes by just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us, and it constantly feels like it’s going to a higher level. That’s probably how one of us would describe it if she sat here.’
After five years of dating, the musicians got engaged in October 2020 and exchanged vows in July.
The “No Doubt” artist later gushed about the big milestone. “I love my husband and I love being married to him. It’s just the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said Jimmy Kimmel Live! in March.