Blake Shelton loves Gwen Stefani’s sons, he’s ‘had a large part in raising’ them


I’m an idiot for not figuring this out yesterday, but Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are on the cover of People Magazine this week because Blake has a new album! His album drops on Friday. That’s why People Mag is talking about his relationship with Gwen and why they haven’t gotten married yet. It’s all album promotion and marketing towards religious peeps. Blake is with a nice Catholic girl who refuses to marry him until her first marriage is annulled. But in the meantime, Blake is the best stepfather to Gwen’s three sons. Which… I actually believe. I’ve always believed that Blake really adores having three growing boys around and he loves taking Gwen and her sons to Oklahoma where he has an excuse to be a big kid too.

Blake Shelton is just as in love with Gwen Stefani’s three sons as he is with his girlfriend of four years. The country star, whose latest album God’s Country: Fully Loaded drops Friday, has become an extra dad to Kingston, 13, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 5, multiple sources tell PEOPLE exclusively in its latest cover story. While staying respectful of Stefani’s ex Gavin Rossdale’s role as their father, Shelton, 43, has also had a large part in raising the boys over the last few years.

“He’s so fun and has shown Gwen’s kids another side of life filled with adventure,” says a friend of the Voice coaches, who often head to Shelton’s ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, on weekends and school breaks. “The boys have really grown immensely by spending time with Blake.” Bringing joy and laughter into their lives, Shelton is also more than happy to shoulder more responsibilities.

“He is a good dad, actually,” Stefani, 50, who teamed up with her beau for a new duet called “Nobody but You” (featured on his album out Friday), said earlier this year on the Today show. “He’s been helping me out a lot. I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You gotta get home—I need help!’ It’s hard. I got three boys.”

Early on in their relationship, Stefani and Shelton’s loved ones quickly became “one big family,” and over the holidays the couple and their extended family will head to Oklahoma for their annual holiday get-together. “They’re all very like-minded and comfortable with each other,” says the friend.

Often vocal about how Shelton “saved” her after heartbreak, Stefani’s life has indeed transformed after unexpectedly finding lasting love with the singer. “She is much more relaxed and enjoys life more,” says a Stefani insider. “Gwen has changed a lot since she met Blake, and it’s all for the better.”

[From People]

“While staying respectful of Stefani’s ex Gavin Rossdale’s role as their father…” That’s what I wonder about. For all of Gavin’s faults and shenanigans, he’s always seemed like a hands-on father who adores his kids. So I do wonder if there’s more to the story about how Gavin feels about Blake spending so much time with the boys. I also think it’s sort of funny that Blake is being positioned as a “fun dad” who does all of these “boy things” with the kids, while… we never really hear about that stuff on Gavin’s side. Anyway, buy Blake’s album because he adores his age-appropriate divorced Catholic girlfriend and he’s a great stepfather figure to her three sons. Boom.

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  1. Lily says:

    I don’t know if I could get involved with someone who has kids

  2. Tash says:

    “…latest album God’s Country: Fully Loaded…” 🙄
    And the fact that she’s refusing to marry until her 1st marriage is annulled…*deep sigh…I love my cafeteria Catholics.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “He is a good dad, actually,” Ouch, I bet Gavin felt that. It’s a bit Leann Rimes 2.0 for my tastes, expect to hear Blake speaking with a London accent soon, calling everyone Guv’nor.

  4. Lucy says:

    I have been to Tishomingo Oklahoma, and it would not be my vacation spot from California.

    • Lara K says:

      Sure, but have you been to a multimillion dollar ranch in Tishomingo? Because otherwise it’s not a fair assessment.

  5. Kebbie says:

    Are there people that care about this couple? Like really like them together and are interested in stories about them? It seems like they just have a well-connected publicist that’s able to get People to run these stories.

    • Joan Callamezzo says:

      This is all fabricated, right? I’m not buying the romantic angle, they seem odd together.

      • Ramona Q. says:

        Legendary newswoman Joan Callamezzo: If you watch The Voice you’ll see their chemistry, love, admiration and friendship are palpable. They are crazy about each other in the Nick Offerman/Megan Mullaly way we all want and deserve.

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    I had a long-term relationship with a man who had custody of his small child…and yes…I had a big part in raising Babyboy..because I was right there with Daddy every second I could get…and we were together for YEARS….That’s just how that goes…

  7. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I always get the sense that every leak and article about the couple is Gwen’s way of getting back at Gavin Rossdale. Like, “Look a at my Americana hunk! He’s the strong, playful alpha father to your sons! Americuh, f&!k yeah!”
    Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but this relationship will never make sense to me. And it won’t last another four years.

    • Andrea says:

      I Do think the leaks are stingers to Gavin, kinda like this is what you get. I bet Gavin laughs about the country songs, but is jealous of the time he spends with his kids.

  8. Green Desert says:

    People is obviously VERY celebrity-friendly. This article was 100% co-signed by Gwen and Blake. I’m not faulting them for it, many celebrities run to People for this same type of positive coverage. It didn’t seem like it at first, but these two really do make sense as a couple. It’s always great when a new step-parent participates so wholly in raising their step-kids.

    Considering the fact that People is so celebrity-friendly, the part about the annulment (which is in this same article) is even more interesting. G and B wanted that information out there. Hmmm…is “someone” being difficult when it comes to getting the annulment? I think they’re trying to gain sympathy and maybe force Gavin’s hand into cooperating with the annulment proceedings. Again not faulting them for it, there’s just way more behind the surface info with these People profiles.

  9. sammiches says:

    I never really got this pairing but i just recently heard Blake Shelton’s music and it was awful. And Stefani’s music is also awful. And now I understand.

  10. LisaT says:

    I don’t think this story is a plant by their PR teams. There is nothing new here. I read elsewhere that their reps contacted People They did the same thing the first time stories about the annulment were published. The online post was edited to lessen the focus on the annulment part.

  11. Texas says:

    I don’t understand people not getting this couple. Don’t you know that “Ladies Love Country Boys?” I, myself, am a city girl who married a cowboy. Yeehaw!

  12. a says:

    Gross. Why are you promoting this disgusting racist homophobe? And he cheated multiple times on his previous wives! Cady Groves and others would like to remind you