Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton are engaged after five years together

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged! I’m actually quite happy for them? They got together two seconds after they both divorced their spouses – Miranda Lambert for him, Gavin Rossdale for her – back in 2015. They were friends first, and I always got the feeling that Gwen leaned on Blake a lot immediately following her divorce. At the time, I don’t think any of us thought it would last. But we began to see clues that they were in it for the long-haul. Gwen started spending lots of time in Oklahoma, where Blake has a big spread, and Blake completely leaned into the stepfather role for Gwen’s sons. I get the feeling that Blake is the Cool Stepdad who takes the boys go-cart racing and fishing and probably hunting too.

After a few years, Gwen and Blake were pretty much one of the golden couples of the music industry. They did duets together, they won awards together, they attended each other’s events. He seemed to dig her rocker energy and she seemed to enjoy his hillbilly schtick. Notably, Gwen has been trying to get her first marriage annulled, although she’s reportedly come to the conclusion that an annulment will take forever, and maybe she’s ready to marry Blake without annulling her first marriage.

I’ll also say this: I think Gwen is very comfortable being “the supportive partner” to a successful man. She was the more successful person in her first marriage. She’s still successful, but Blake is selling millions of albums and he’s one of the most well-known country stars in the world. She LIKES that. She’s very happy to be his plus-one at country music awards shows. Gwen is a very small-c conservative woman, and this is the kind of relationship she’s probably always wanted.

Does it matter that their exes still seem kind of bitter? Miranda moved on from Blake so quickly and so performatively, especially with her out-of-nowhere marriage to WhatsHisAbs Hot Cop. Meanwhile, Gavin just seems unsettled by how much his sons seem to adore Blake. Hmm.

Anyway, it looks like Blake got Gwen a nice-sized rock.

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  1. SJ Knows says:

    I like this news!
    Congrats to them, BS seems to be very involved with her kids and she has an Ex who is a nasty piece of work.
    I hope everybody goes forward in happiness.

    I’ve always liked Gwen, she’s no dumb blonde. This is B A N A N A S! 🙂

    • minx says:

      For the longest time I thought they were a fake couple. Have to admit they’re cute together., congrats to them.

    • Erinn says:

      So she traded one nasty piece of work for another? Shelton is certainly not a nice guy.

  2. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I get the feeling they’ll last. Gwen is a monogamous woman. All her relationships and songs about them support that. Blake seems the same.
    But I’m meh about them both.

    • Millennial says:

      He cheated on his first wife with Miranda. I think he’ll be fine doing things like the Voice where Gwen will be around. But going on a long tour? Ehhhhh.

      I like them. I hope for her sake he’s not like that anymore.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        They seem inseparable. I would bet she will continue to tour with him or drop in frequently.

  3. Kathgal says:

    To be honest, I sorta forgot they were not engaged! 🙂

    • Eliza says:

      With all their “are they/aren’t they” press (moving in, annulment needed because she’s catholic, marriage, baby, etc) it feels so much longer than 5 years.

    • Becks1 says:

      My initial reaction to seeing this post headline was, “they’re not already?”

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought they were engaged already too. I couldn’t figure out why it was treated like breaking news, because I could have sworn it already happened, but whatever.

      I don’t care for him, but them seem happy and her kids seem happy, so good for them.

  4. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Not going to lie, I thought they were already engaged. Not a fan of this couple. Is Blake big outside the US? I’m British and had never heard of him until he got with Gwen.

    • Cee says:

      Same. She’s the biggest star, internationally.

      • Snappyfish says:

        I have always adored her. Best wishes to her always. I do think she is the bigger star….by far. She went through a lot w/Gavin & I hope Blake is good to her. With that said her first wedding dress is one of my all time favorites (I also think only she could have worn it) so I am excited to see dress number 2. No Doubt it will be memorable

    • Celeste says:

      Is funny you say that, because when I read the the article I thought that to me she was always the most successful one. Where I am from no one knows who he is. I only know him because of her and still have never heard any of his songs. But here country is not popular and being one of the biggest country stars doesn’t mean much notoriety wise. No doubt however was one of the biggest things in the 90s and everyone knows who Gwen is.

  5. jan says:

    They started seeing each out in July 2015 before Gwen even filed for divorce. They both talked about having a crush on the other in 2014 interviews on the Voice. Congrats cheaters!

    • jessamine says:

      To be fair, Gwen was in the process of divorce because Gavin cheated on her with everyone up to and including their nanny…

    • Andrea says:

      I find it interesting she turned a blind eye to his cheating until Blake was free. I think the nanny she would have put up with had Blake not been willing to give it a go.

  6. Esmom says:

    I’ll be the first to admit that I thought they were completely mismatched but they seem to be making it work. Wishing them continued happiness.

  7. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I’m really happy for them! I’ve been a fan of Gwen since my teen years in the 90s. Gavin was something else so it’s nice to see someone gushing over Gwen. Blake and Gwen seem genuinely happy!

  8. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I don’t get them together, I struggle to see chemistry but I don’t watch The Voice and I’m sure she misses being a MRS. And yes she does seem very much like a small c conservative woman from Orange County CA.

  9. jan says:

    Imagine being excited to be a 3rd wife?!

    • Chrissy says:

      Not much exciting happens in Orange County.

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Jan do you know these two on a personal level? You posting as if you know Gwen personally! If this wasn’t celebitchy I would have swore you are Miranda Lambert 😁😁

    • laura-j says:

      If my current partner and I ever marry, I’ll be a third wife and he’ll be a third husband and we’d both be thrilled. Thanks though.

    • Oh-Dear says:

      my mother-in-law was a third wife. She and my father-in-law were married 25 years before she passed away.

  10. TheOriginalMia says:

    I actually thought about them the other day. Was sure with his multiple divorces that he wouldn’t marry again. 3rd times the charm, I guess. *shrug*

  11. HoofRat says:

    I was going to try to talk my SO into recreating their engagement pose, but my chiropractor’s booked up for the next couple of weeks.

  12. B says:

    Surprised it took this long.

  13. Darla says:

    I miss Miranda Lambert stories, why is she laying so low?

    • CuriousCole says:

      @Darla, me too! I expected a divorce announcement from her 2-3 months into lockdowns and was shocked when she popped up here last week, very married. Maybe she’s met her messy match??

  14. Snowslow says:

    Never in the 90s would I even remotely have imagined Gwen Stefani to later turn into an enhanced peroxide blonde wife. I hope she’s happy but boy did I misread her.

  15. CooCoo Catchoo says:

    Do those boys look like mini Gavins, or what?!?

  16. whatWHAT? says:

    congrats on your engagement to a proud turtle-killer Gwen.

    let’s hope he never deliberately runs over animals anymore.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      He ran over a turtle on purpose?? That’s awful! 😟 I don’t like him for some reason and this seals the deal. I do like Gwen but she seems to have a bad picker.

  17. SM says:

    I thought they are engaged already? I just looked at Gavin’s Instagram. Jesus Christ… A picture of the perfect narcissist.

    • Andrea says:

      He is a Scorpio. That should just let you know everything. My best friend is one and so is my friend and let’s just say, they NEED attention.

  18. Amelie says:

    Is Blake Shelton really more famous than Gavin Rossdale? Blake is well-known in the US but is he really that famous around the world? Blake’s star rose quite a lot after he started doing The Voice but before then he wasn’t really on my radar. And while I know who he is is, I couldn’t tell you any songs he sings, I just don’t listen to country that much. As for Gavin, I would argue he is probably more famous than Blake in the UK and probably in Europe? I don’t actually know but I feel that Gavin isn’t some complete unknown.

    Regardless, the news sort of left me with “Oh right! They weren’t married!” kind of vibe haha. I honestly forgot they weren’t. Good for them though, it’s nice they both find happiness amidst heartbreak. I was confused when they first got together but they’ve been together so long I’ve gotten used to it.

  19. Mom2mom says:

    Without her signature red lipstick, Gwen looks like every other country music wife. I honestly have no idea what she really looks like without all that makeup. She looks so plastic now too.

  20. mess says:

    I caught one of her shows in Vegas and she shared with the crowd that Blake just got one of her sons a kitten (IIRC) for achieving something, can’t recall what. given how involved he has been with her kids, I really thought they’ve been engaged all this while! I did not get them at first, but now I kinda like them with how they’re both sticking true to their respective selves instead of morphing into one or the other.

  21. LeonsMomma says:

    I am not a Catholic, so don’t know for sure. But doesn’t an annulment mean the children from the first marriage are “illegitimate”?

    I remember years ago one of the Kennedys was trying to get an annulment, but the ex wife fought it tooth and nail because of this reason.

    Also, I really thought they were already engaged!

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      Yes, you are correct. Hopefully she can get a dispensation about the children being considered illegitimate (I am not RC so I don’t know a lot about dispensations).

      If you are a regular RC churchgoer, I can see why you would go the annulment route–without that, your second marriage is considered to not be legitimate and you can’t get married in the church. If someone is hitting those pews every Sunday, that I imagine is would feel like a meaningful and painful exclusion.

      Five years together speaks volumes to me–I think it’s a grand idea.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      No. The children are NOT considered illegitimate. No dispensation is needed or exists to “make” them legitimate. They are legitimate. And I was raised Roman Catholic. By nuns.

      “Canon 1137 of The Code of Canon Law states that “The children conceived or born of a valid or putative marriage are legitimate.” Canon 1061 of the Code of Canon Law states that “An invalid marriage is called putative if it has been celebrated in good faith by at least one of the parties, until both parties become certain of its nullity”. A putative marriage is a marriage in which at least one of the parties considered valid at the time of the marriage even though it was later declared invalid and annulled. Therefore an annulment has no bearing on the status of the legitimacy of the children within the Church.”

      • lillyfromLilloet says:

        Thanks @paranormalgirl! I would be so curious as to know if this is a recent emendation, as Shelia Rauch Kennedy did fight an annulment based on her children no longer being regarded as legitimate issue in the church’s view.

  22. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Good for them. They’re an odd couple but it works. As for Gavin and Miranda, both were massive cheaters so they can stay mad and bitter.

    • jan says:

      Blake is a massive cheater on both of his precious wives. And opening disrespecting Miranda on national tv by flirting with anyone with boobs. He literally talked about wanting to see Gwen naked in 2014 interview.

  23. Nikki says:

    I’m happy for them; I can’t say I liked either of their exes. Best wishes!

  24. Dee Kay says:

    I don’t care deeply about these two as a couple but seeing engagement pics just hits me in the feels. I will be looking for the wedding pics!!!!!

  25. says:

    I’m happy for Gwen because she seems very in love–but not so “out there” with it like she used to be for Gavin. She used to be so in love with Gavin, and he just treated her like yesterday’s news. Seriously, to sleep with the nanny for THREE years and in THEIR BED–eff him. I will say that every interview I’ve read with Gavin he always seems sad and morose. He loves his boys for sure, but his love life hasn’t seemed to “work” out, and the last interview I read he seems bummed that he’s single and ALONE. And THAT’S why I read his interviews to get a little bit of satisfaction that his cheating had long lasting consequences for him.

    Blake seems nice and very typically country, but didn’t he have a drinking problem at one time? Perhaps he got all that wildness out of his system?? Maybe being around all those kids grounded him a bit, since he seems to really like being a step-dad.

  26. candy says:

    Happy ending, especially after the betrayals they both endured.

  27. Green Desert says:

    I used to love Gwen and No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom helped get me through 8th grade). I’m pretty meh on her now and I’ve never gotten Blake but you can’t deny they seem to make a lot of sense, and they seem very happy. I also love how much he seems to love her boys. A few months ago maybe either Gwen or Blake posted a video on their social media of Blake planting a big kiss on her oldest’s cheek. You could tell the boy loves Blake too. It was super cute.

  28. Sorella says:

    They are so mismatched and boring to me – but hey, they’ve been together for a few years so maybe it is a good match. And I do admire how Blake has taken to her kids. But being that this will be the 5 marriage between them – why don’t they just get married quietly . But nooooo, they will milk it and make it a huge event like all of Hollyweird does with their multiple marriages. It’s more about the ceremony and attention versus the love for famous people.

    Apparently Blake really wanted his own kids though – it will be interesting to see if Miranda gets pregnant how that affects him- Gwen at almost 50 is not likely to get pregnant. Not convinced he’s truly given up on having his own (but for a man, age doesn’t matter, he could still have a kid with someone else down the line if this should not work out).

    • says:

      They could always go the surrogate route if they want a baby. But also, their lives and schedules might not be conducive to having an infant around, unless it’s raised by a nanny 24/7? Who knows? I did see an In Touch cover last year that said Gwen was expecting Blake’s baby, and I just laughed out loud. I’m like, “You know she is 50, right?”

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        Sometimes having stepkids is just as nice and the desire for kids may have lessened. However if Brigitte Nielsen can have a child at 55, Gwen could too if she’s left some eggs behind. There’s nothing truly stopping them from having babies other than desire.

  29. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I am happy that Gwen found someone that is less of a tool. I can’t say I know much about Blake other than what I’ve read on here but I’m happy she found someone better. I have nothing but contempt for Gavin Rossdale to the point I smiled and chuckled a bit when Gwen dumped him.

  30. Amando says:

    I just don’t see any chemistry between them. I used to love Gwen and was a huge No Doubt fan, but she’s been so disappointing in recent years. It’s obvious that she molds herself into whoever her man wants her to be. Now she’s all outdoorsy and country and follows Blake everywhere (probably to make sure he doesn’t cheat). She’s totally lost herself. I miss the kick ass rock star that she used to be.

  31. RoyalBlue says:

    I watched the Voice last night, and they sure do play up this boyfriend girlfriend relationship on the show. It was sickening actually. Not just Gwen and Blake, but also John and Kellie too.

  32. Andrea says:

    I was/am a huge Bush fan, so I may be biased, but I always felt Gwen worshipped Gavin so much, that one never can live up to such a pedestal placing and may self sabotage because of it.

    I find Gwen super unhealthy, obsessed with her appearance and lack of naturally aging as well as morphing into the person her man wants. It is so high school mentality that she hasn’t outgrown.

    I also find Blake to be a huge cheating tool, so what is she actually gaining here? Another known cheater who is worse looking? He looks like someone all of us could easily pick up at a bar in any town in America. I don’t get his appeal or his music. I personally think Gwen could have done better with a non-cheater who was better looking.

  33. Bc says:

    Im super happy for them. I lose myself in relationships and for a time, i dont mind. Being in love makes me feel alive and happy and normal, mundane life isnt always that exciting, so meeting someone who makes you feel alive, its always worth it. I totally get Gwen here. Wouldnt be surprised if shes a water sign. We love love and are fiercely dedicated to our partners. Im happy for her. Im happy for them.

  34. NYStateofMind says:

    I thought they were already engaged.

  35. Llvanslyke says:

    I want to like both of them, bit I am so jaded and bitter about Trump. Now all I see in these 2 is a woman who will vote for Trump bc her husband will. I hope I am wrong.

    • Jayna says:

      Nah. Gwen threw a big fundraiser at her house for Obama’s re-election in 2012. Michelle Obama came. The very last state dinner the Obamas had in the White House in October 2016 Gwen performed.

      Earlier in the day she brought her children to the White House. Blake came with her to the event that night and it showed him mingling with the guests. Blake even performed a song with her. There’s two lovely photos of her with the Obamas: Barack with her on stage and Michelle in an affectionate photo with her after her performance. She adored the Obamas.

      Gwen is a kind and decent person. Biden is right up her alley as a leader. Biden is also a Catholic. She would never vote for Trump. And I doubt Miranda would either this time. Who knows? Maybe Miranda would. Blake I don’t know, but I don’t believe he tries to control who his partner votes for either. He went to a formal Democrat White House event to support his girlfriend.