Blake Shelton kind of wants french fries & chicken tenders at his wedding

Singer Gwen Stefani and boyfriend/singer Blake Shelton arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Forrest Films' 'Bennett's War' held at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios on August 13, 2019 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States. (

Blake Shelton proposed to Gwen Stefani last October. I sort of forgot about their engagement, and I forgot that they hadn’t actually gotten married yet. Before the proposal, Gwen seemed to be in a bad mood over the fact that he was so gun-shy about getting married, but now everything is fine. She’s apparently planning a big wedding now that people can travel and people are getting vaccinated. Blake spoke about the wedding plans and why he’s letting Gwen do all of the planning.

Will Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have a country-fried wedding? They will if it is up to Shelton – which it isn’t.

“If I was picking our meal, it would just literally be everything fried,” he tells USA TODAY. “French fries, chicken tenders, you know, all of that stuff. I think she knows that it would be a pretty classless wedding if I was in control.”

Shelton is happy to relinquish planning duties to the “Hollaback Girl” singer, all the way down to his wardrobe.

“I never pick my own clothes unless I’m doing one of these FaceTime calls with you and I put on a cap and shirt,” he said. “But she picks my clothes for things like … something formal with the family. I never even pick my clothes for ‘The Voice.’ I have a girl that does that for me. So, nobody lets me pick clothes. That’s not a Gwen wedding thing. That’s just in general.”

In reality, it means Stefani has more time to enjoy the process – a fact about which Shelton couldn’t be happier. He’s sure she’s pretty pleased, too.

“I want her to do all of that stuff and handle it because it’s going to be great,” Shelton said. “She’s in the middle of planning the thing, and she’s always so mindful … of me. She’s like, ‘Hey, I don’t want to just take this thing over.’ I think she’s having a blast doing it. I mean, I know she’s having a blast doing it.”

[From USA Today]

On one side, Blake irritates me with his whole “I’m just a dumb redneck, I don’t know nothing about fancy clothes and weddin’ plannin’” shtick. On the other side, I do think it’s kind of nice that he gave Gwen a special gift: planning the wedding to her tastes completely. Plus, I bet Gwen does a lot to make it Blake-specific. As for the thing about how he doesn’t pick out his own clothes – I mean, some men don’t care. Some men think they need women to do that for them. I’m kind of with him on the wedding food though. Who says they can’t have chicken tenders and french fries at their wedding? Why in the world would you want to NOT have french fries at your wedding?

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  1. Rocķy says:

    It would be a lot better than some food I’ve had at weddings

    • FHMom says:

      Everywhere kids are invited they serve chicken tenders and fries. Nothing wrong with that.

  2. lunchcoma says:

    Good for them if she’s doing the planning and they both like it that way, but I’ve been to some fairly upscale weddings where the menu wasn’t too far from Blake’s tastes. There are high end restaurants serving down home food, and some of it is better suited to serving to a large group than classic wedding food.

  3. Concern Fae says:

    The best wedding reception is heavy
    hors d’oeuvres and tables with open seating. People can eat the food they want. You can serve healthy and vegan and hamburgers. People can sit with someone, have a chat, then get up for more food and sit with someone else. It is the norm if you are doing this to have a server with a printed menu to get food for people with mobility issues or who don’t want to do buffet. I’ve been to a lot of weddings like this in the DC area. Also, no seating chart! Really cuts down on work and family politics.

    • Normades says:

      I agree about heavy hors d’oeuvres, otherwise people get too drunk.

      We did seating charts because I wanted people who didn’t know each other to get aquatinted. It led to many friendships that continued after the wedding.

  4. Normades says:

    I really dislike how he said “I never even pick my clothes for ‘The Voice.’ I have a girl that does that for me. “

    A girl???? That person is a professional in the wardrobe department. Have some respect.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Men are experts at pawning duties and jobs they’re rather not be responsible. And all it takes is, “Me?! Fantastic!” Then throw out a horrendous suggestion you know would make them seize. Let them recover, then do it again. Your job is done lol.

  6. psl says:

    I hate what she has done to her face. It depresses me to look at her now.

    I will be surprised if this wedding ever happens.

  7. Cecilia says:

    I actually think these 2 make a good couple. But a man that doesn’t care about any of the wedding planning to me is a bad sign.

    • Eurydice says:

      It doesn’t sound like he doesn’t care about the planning, just that he doesn’t want to be in charge of it.

  8. BothSidesNow says:

    I hate to be such a downer as I love her, don’t know him, but I don’t see this marriage lasting a long time.
    Reason being, is that if you have to change who you are to be with a certain person, you can never truly be yourself with that person. You are giving up your identity for that person and it could turn to resentment. Or maybe Gwen loves living like a country girl and wearing camo, plus the annulment issue! How can you have a marriage annulled with children? I am not Catholic so I can’t answer that, but I thought the premise for annulments are specific.

    • megs283 says:

      It can be annulled for a few factors, but the basic premise is that it was entered under false pretenses. The fact that Gavin was a frequent cheater will go a long way toward her argument. When a marriage is annulled, the children’s “status” has not changed. (AKA they are NOT “illegitimate.”

      • Mcali02 says:

        My parents got their marriage annulled 10 years after they got divorced. They just said they were too young and the Church said “ok”. It’s a process but it’s not crazy uncommon or expensive. And no it didn’t make me illegitimate.

    • Eurydice says:

      I thought I read somewhere that she’s already gotten the annulment. Ted Kennedy got an annulment of his 20+ year marriage by saying that he lied in his vows and never intended to be faithful.

    • Amando says:

      I think they gave up on the annulment. But yes, I agree that this is not a forever marriage. This is Blake’s third marriage before the age of 45 and he cheated on both of his wives. He will eventually trade Gwen in when someone younger and prettier comes along. I think that’s part of why she’s fighting so hard to stay young with all the plastic surgery and corny pop music.

  9. Chicken says:

    I would be delighted to find chicken tenders at a wedding (I don’t like fries, though). One of the best weddings I ever went to featured late-night pizza stations all around the ballroom.

    • chimes@midnight says:

      One of my besties had the local BBQ place cater her reception. It was delicious (and no, there were no wardrobe disasters).

      • Hami says:

        I went to a wedding where same was done, except cooked on premises. Yuuuuuuummmmmmy. In the South (Florida).

  10. Dee Kay says:

    If I got a wedding invite that said, “Country Fried Wedding” was the food theme, I would rsvp yes no matter who was getting married. Chicken tenders and french fries sounds delicious and fun, and way better than the overpriced dry beef in heavyhanded sauce too many weddings serve.

    I don’t root for Blake/Gwen per se, but I don’t root against them. I thought this interview came off as really sweet. Gwen is having a good time planning the wedding and Blake is having a good time watching her being happy while she does it.

  11. Carmelita says:

    This is just cosplay for Gwen. She’ll get sick of pretending to like beer and hunting soon enough. I never got any kind of redneck vibe from her. I hate how she’s basically another person now because she was so cute in the 90s.

    • Eurydice says:

      Sure, she was cute in her 20’s. But it’s 30 years and 3 children later, maybe she wants something else now.

      • Carmelita says:

        I meant to say that she looks like a totally different person. Her face has completely changed.

    • Amando says:

      I agree…I hate how she morphs into whatever her man likes. She was into tennis and rock because of Gavin and now she’s into country and football because of Blake. She has no idea who she is.

  12. Jayna says:

    I’m sure there will be chicken tenders. The wedding is going to be in Oklahoma at Blake’s ranch, and there will be a lot of kids: her kids, her three siblings’ kids, and Blake’s sister’s kids. Blake can steal a few off the kids’ plates.

  13. Sammiches says:

    He really is very unimpressive.

  14. Amando says:

    So basically…she has a 4th child now. I don’t get what she sees in him to be honest. She basically just went for the first man who showed her interest.