Inside Gwen Stefani's Relationship With Blake Shelton

Although the goofy country singer and iconic pop star may seem like an unlikely pairing, it feels like people can't help but be obsessed with Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's adorable relationship. From meeting on the set of "The Voice," to confiding in each other during painful divorces, to (finally) taking their relationship from friendship to romance, the couple has built a solid foundation that we hope will last for many years to come (via Us Weekly).

It seems like the two never have enough sweet things to say about each other, proving that they're still just as smitten with each other as they were when they first met. In an interview with Sirius XM's Andy Cohen, Stefani gushed, "I mean, he's just so magical. Blake is literally a unicorn. Like anywhere he goes people are just attracted to him and he's just such an incredible talent." We know you love this couple just as much as we do, so let's take a look inside Gwen and Blake's relationship.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on the set of The Voice

Gwen Stefani joined the cast of "The Voice" as a judge in 2014 (via People). Although both she and Blake Shelton were married to other people at the time, they built a steady friendship that later became the foundation for their relationship. While Shelton reflected on his time on "The Voice," he said the greatest thing that ever happened to him on the show was "a no-brainer." It was, of course, meeting Stefani.

Although some fans of "The Voice" may think differently, Stefani assured everyone in an interview with Cosmopolitan that she and Shelton actually started off as friends. Stefani said, "We were laughing our heads off when we saw the blind auditions. I love NBC, but they for sure edited stuff to look like we were flirting. They chose to run with that story before anything was even real. I hardly knew him." But, when the pair performed "Hotline Bling" together on "The Tonight Show" in October 2015, the chemistry was pretty impossible to deny (via Us Weekly). A month later, Us Weekly confirmed that the two were an item.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton confided in each other about their divorces

According to People, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were both going through very painful, very public divorces at the same time during the summer of 2015. Blake Shelton divorced his wife of five years, Miranda Lambert, and Gwen Stefani split up with her husband, Gavin Rossdale, after 13 years of marriage.

Shelton explained to Billboard that Stefani had approached him with tears in her eyes and asked to speak with him alone after he shared the news of his split with Lambert to the cast and crew of "The Voice." Stefani shared that she was going through something similar to Shelton, and the singers kept in contact through emails about once a week, then three times a week, then every day until they eventually exchanged phone numbers. Shelton opened up and said, "Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician?"

Gwen Stefani has recorded duets with Blake Shelton

It's no secret that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton love music and each other, so on several occasions they've decided to combine the two and record a few duets. "Happy Anywhere" was released in July 2020, the couple debuted "Nobody But You" in 2019, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" came out in 2016, and the duo released their holiday jam, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," in 2017, just to name a few. However, although Shelton and Stefani have recorded quite a few duets, the couple has only written three songs together, with the rest being written by other songwriters (via Taste of Country).

In an interview with Chelsea Handler, Stefani explained the process of writing one of those three songs, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas." Although the pop singer released an entire Christmas album, also called "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," she and Shelton only collaborated on the one song after Shelton came up with the chorus one day on his tour bus. Stefani said, "Like, it's crazy to me, like he's so talented and he doesn't really write that often," so she was excited to get to work with him on this project.

Blake Shelton is close with Gwen Stefani's children

It's not hard to tell that Blake Shelton is in love with Gwen Stefani, but he's also extremely committed to her three boys, Apollo, Zuma, and Kingston. A close source shared to People that Shelton even asked for the boys' permission before he proposed to Stefani. The boys were all present at Shelton and Stefani's wedding, and the bride didn't hesitate to share pictures on Instagram of her family on the happy day.

Although Shelton has been candid about how being a father is no easy job, his stepfather, Mike Shackleford, set a good example for him (via Talent Recap). In an interview with the KFROG 95.1 show, "The Ride with Kimo & Heather," Shelton explained, "I have a stepfather in my life who is one of my heroes. I love my stepfather and I look up to him and he's like a father to me." Later on in the interview, Shelton sweetly shared, "I can't imagine my life without these kids now."

Blake Shelton loves treating Gwen Stefani to special gifts

For Gwen Stefani's birthday in 2016, Blake Shelton bought her possibly the greatest gift ever: a horse! Stefani shared on her Instagram that she named the horse Halo and said that it was the "#bestpresentever." Shelton shared with "Entertainment Tonight," "Gwen, she loves riding and she loves horses. It's actually so funny that people are so shocked by that, but if you can name me one girl on the planet that doesn't love horses or just think that they are beautiful ..."

For Valentine's Day in 2017, Shelton showed off his romantic side yet again in a goofy clip for "The Voice" that was played on "Today." Holding a teddy bear, Shelton said, "Gwen, I got this to show you how much I care about you." Stefani laughed as she watched the clip and exclaimed, "He's a dork, it's so funny!"

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton quarantined together

While too much quality time during quarantine may have driven some couples apart, it seems like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani came out of that period more in love than ever before. According to ET Online, the duo quarantined in Oklahoma, and they did a lot of the same things the rest of us did to pass the time. In a video for "The Voice," Stefani revealed that she and Shelton learned how to make sourdough bread, planted flowers in their garden, and just did ordinary activities. Stefani said, "It was just like a lot of stuff that you kind of dream about doing, but you never have time to do."

Stefani even gave Shelton a quarantine haircut as shown on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon." The "Hollaback Girl" singer cut the country star's hair during his interview with Fallon, and Shelton even requested that Stefani shave Fallon's initials into his hair for the show.

Gwen Stefani says Blake Shelton is her 'best friend'

When Gwen Stefani announced her return to "The Voice" in 2019, she admitted to "The Talk" that she was excited to be a judge again and said, "I mean, Blake's my best friend, so I get to hang out with him at work which is weird." In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Stefani continued to gush about Shelton and said, "We tell each other everything. I don't want to do anything without him. He's my homie" (via Us Weekly). She added that she had never met anyone as "interesting" as her then-fiancé and current husband.

Stefani's sweet social media posts dedicated to the country singer regularly remind fans how happy she and Shelton are together. In a 2020 Instagram post for Shelton's birthday, Stefani shared a photo of her kissing his cheek and said, "Happy birthday @blakeshelton thank u for being my best friend."

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton 'bounce off each other' when writing songs

Although Gwen Stefani has mentioned that Blake Shelton doesn't write a lot of songs anymore, the singer explained that Shelton is always willing to lend an ear when she needs advice about her music. In an episode of DJ Khaled's podcast, "The First One," Stefani talked about how she collaborates with Shelton on her music like she used to with her No Doubt bandmates, and that she leaned on him while planning her solo record. Stefani shared on the podcast, "Yesterday, Blake and I sat down and listened to, like, every song — which is a lot of songs — and just put our favorite stars by which ones. We definitely bounce off each other" (via People).

When Stefani and Shelton co-wrote their first song together, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," the "Rich Girl" singer told Cosmopolitan that the songwriting process was very spontaneous. Stefani shared that Shelton had written most of the song and asked for her help to finish it while he was out of town. Stefani said, "As soon as he came back to town, he brought his guitar over. We were like, 'We wrote a song together! This is crazy!'"

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton loved competing with each other on The Voice

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were judges on "The Voice" for five (non-consecutive) seasons together, and it seems they loved competing against one another (via The Sun). While anyone who watches "The Voice" knows that Shelton is a fierce competitor, the words he shared about Stefani during the 10th anniversary episode of the show were too sweet. According to ET Online, Shelton said during the anniversary episode, ​​"I love it when she's here. She brings a very complicated element of competition for me in particular. But I love that. I love the challenge ... Just knowing that she's there and she has my back is pretty cool."

During an interview with "Today," Stefani shared that although she's not a competitive person, working with judges Adam Levine and Shelton has helped bring out that side of her. Laughing, Stefani explained, "I'm learning to play the game," when it comes to going head-to-head with her fellow judges.

Blake Shelton wrote his wedding vows to Gwen Stefani in the form of a song

In a small ceremony at Blake Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, he and Gwen Stefani finally tied the knot over the 4th of July weekend in 2021 (via People). The wedding ceremony took place in a chapel on Shelton's property that he built to commemorate his and Stefani's love on their special day.

Even though their wedding day was already pretty picture-perfect, Shelton took the day to a whole new level by writing a song for his vows. In a statement, Shelton said that he wrote the song, "We Can Reach the Stars" with Craig Wiseman, and finally released it to the public November 5, 2021 (via People). In an Instagram post, Shelton got candid about the vulnerable song and said, "I'm really proud of #WeCanReachTheStars and I'm really honored to be with @gwenstefani. That's why we got married in the first place. That's why we wear rings ... because we want everyone to know. I'm thrilled to share this song with the world."

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton bought a house together

After the happy couple spent months quarantining together at Blake Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, they decided to put down roots together and buy their own family home in Los Angeles (via Us Weekly). According to Dirt, Gwen Stefani and Shelton bought their first home together for $13.2 million in 2020. The house extends over about 13,000 square feet, includes a home theater and a pool, and is located in a very private area.

A source shared with Us Weekly that Shelton and Stefani were thrilled to move in together along with Stefani's three children and that, "They are truly happy as a family and it's the new beginning Gwen needed." Although their Los Angeles mega-house is certainly different from Shelton's Oklahoma ranch, the "Happy Anywhere" singers said it themselves in their song: "I could be happy anywhere with you."