Blake Shelton on Gwen Stefani: ‘I’ve learned more from her than anybody ever’

Blake Shelton is co-executive producing a Hallmark movie with his mom called Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas. The title is based on a song he co-wrote with his mom in 2012, and I believe the plot is based on the book his mom wrote a year later. It stars Megan Park and Josh Henderson and premieres tomorrow. I would bet his mom is the Hallmark movie fan and that she got him into it. My mom is too! There’s something sweet about those movies and I’m looking forward to watching more Christmas romances with her over the break. (Thanks to those of you who recommended Lifetime movies as well. The Hallmark movies really lack diversity.) Blake was on the Today Show to promote the film, where they of course asked him about his relationship with Gwen Stefani. These two have been together for over three years and they haven’t gotten engaged yet, so naturally Natalie Morales asked Blake about it. He didn’t answer the question, but he did gush about Gwen.

While Shelton kept his cards close to his chest on [whether a proposal is imminent], he was quick to open up about how full his heart is because of Stefani.

“She’s everything you could hope a human being could be,” he said of his girlfriend of three years. “That’s what Gwen is.”

“Gwen and I aren’t just dating,” Shelton explained. “You know, this is something that I feel like is meant to be. I’ve learned more from Gwen Stefani, as a human being and how to grow as a human being, than I have from anybody ever in my life — anybody.”

“What I love about those [Hallmark] movies is, you know, the storylines — they hook you in immediately.”

[From Today]

I don’t believe in fate but I think you can have a great relationship that needs to be celebrated as unique and special. Sometimes relationships feel magical. It sounds kind of rude to say that Gwen has taught him more than anybody ever in his life though. He’s talking about his mom in this same interview! So a woman you’ve been with for three years has taught you more than the woman who raised you? NO. You don’t say that. However I love that he collaborated with his mom on this film and that he’s a dude who readily admits he likes Hallmark movies. You know what’s going to happen in Hallmark movies but they give you hope that things work out for the best. You too can meet a rugged but caring chef when you leave your big city ad exec position to help your widower dad run the family inn.

Here’s Blake and Gwen’s Christmas song, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” This video came out last month. It’s cheesy and I’m not a fan of the song.


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  1. cate says:

    they are cute but way too thirsty with this relationship. my god. enough already

  2. Ravensduaghter says:

    Please, they’ve been together long enough–can’t they just be a normal couple instead of this neverending saccharine gushing about each other?

  3. Lara K says:

    I actually think they have a bit of a romance novel in their life too – I mean what are the chances that you and your totally hot but wildly different co-worker would be going through the EXACT same divorce at the same time? And you help each other get through it? Because your significant other is also famous in the SAME industry? And they cheated? And then you totally fall in love even though you are still totally different? And it’s kinda wesome?
    It’s totally a movie! It reads like a movie.
    So yeah, I’m rooting for them 🙂

  4. Veronica S. says:

    I feel like with anybody else, I’d be rightly annoyed with their displays, but I feel like Gwen allowed herself to be degraded by her ex’s behavior for so long that it feels…fair? right? to let her have this. They’re not hurting anybody in the long run.

    • ab says:

      I feel the same about them, and it’s because I like gwen. I think gavin did a number on her self-esteem and blake seems to worship the ground she walks on. they are a little cheesy but I can’t really snark on their happiness.

    • Haapa says:

      That’s why I want to see her stand on her own two feet. I’m so sad that she’s always got this “lovesick puppy” schtick when I used to idolize her as a strong woman in the 90’s.

  5. BrutalEthyl says:

    If I live to be 100 I’ll never understand the love for Blake Shelton. There’s something about him that’s always been fake and off-putting about him to me. And when I heard that he and his friends used to run over frogs in the road for kicks, that was it for me. There aren’t too many celebrities that I have strong feelings about one way or the other, but IMO this guy’s an a**hole.

  6. Usedtobe says:

    I find these two absolutely exhausting.

  7. Starryfish29 says:

    I can’t help it, but every time that I see a story about these two I keep thinking that she can do so much better.

  8. Sweetpea says:

    Likely in the minority but I cannot stand the Hallmark / Lifetime / W Network (in Canada) Christmas movies! Gawd awful!

    Ok bring on the hate….

    • Usedtobe says:

      Same channels in Canada here too. I absolutely loathe those movies. You’ll get no hate from me! I can’t watch for 5 minutes, let alone constantly from early November!

  9. Mrs. Peel says:

    Sheldon is actually Ricky from the Trailer Park Boys.

    • Haapa says:

      Except with beadier eyes! Oh man, I can’t unsee it now. He needs tear aways and a giant houndstooth print button down.

  10. Kate Kack says:

    He is a trumper and obviously so is she. Cannot stand either one. They are so thirsty and pathetic.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      It’s possible for her not to be and still love Blake. Having said that, I have little time for anyone willing to suffer that shite. She’s also annoyed me since the early days with the obsessive songs about Tony Kannal.

  11. TurkeyLurkey says:

    Yikes, I think you can see her crotch in that last picture. Well at least she’s wearing panties.

  12. Dee Kay says:

    Don’t have much of an opinion on this relationship but Gwen Stefani looks absolutely amazing in that sparkly dress with her hair in a ponytail. Sometimes (often) I think she looks way overdone and try-hard but in that pic, she looks just fantastic.

  13. bridget says:

    Of course your partner teaches you more than your mom. A mother gives you birth and teaches you up to a point, there are some things only a partner can teach you (and no, I’m not talking about sexual stuff, I am referring to deep intimacy).

  14. Yes Doubtful says:

    I mean…put a ring on it if she really is your true love. You know that’s what she wants. I just get the feeling that he’s more into her looks than anything. He will drop her in a second once the next cute, sexy, successful lady comes around. I hate that Gwen’s whole identity has become this relationship. In every interview she does, 90 percent of it is about Blake – even though she has other things going on in her career. I get that they bonded through their experiences and he’s funny, but she can do so much better. This is Gavin all over again, but with boots instead.

    • april says:

      Agree. And she’s done a lot of fillers and whatever else to her face. I wonder if the older she gets he will go after someone young because she’s quite a bit older than him. I like her and she is beautiful but for some reason I don’t trust he will be there for the long haul.

    • Usedtobe says:

      Maybe they don’t want to get married?