Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been dating since 2015. They met on the set of the reality show 'The Voice'.
The world is happily surprised by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's engagement announcement. According to People, the couple took to Instagram to announce the news. The post showed Stefani sporting her engagement ring and sharing a kiss with her fiance. "@blakeshelton yes please!" wrote the singer in the caption.
Later, Shelton too shared the same picture of the duo and wrote, "Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!" Shelton also confirmed the news on Twitter and stated he was "extremely excited" about their engagement.
According to People, the couple got engaged in Oklahoma, where the two were isolating during the pandemic. Fans and other celebrities like Kate Hudson and Alicia Keys poured out their love for the newly engaged. They congratulated them and shared their excitement too. Country singer pastor Rick Warren wrote, "Congratulations @gwenstefani and @blakeshelton. I'm happy for you both!"
The big announcement comes weeks after Stefani said she thought it was "cute" when people referred to Shelton as her husband. "Do you know how many people say my 'husband' about him? I guess we're just together. People got used to it or something like that. But it's pretty cute," said The Voice judge, according to People.
The couple met each other when they got together as judges for the reality show, The Voice. The two singers bonded over their heartbreaks and betrayals. "You know, trying to build my life again. Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts," said Stefani at the time, according to EOnline.
As time progressed their friendship turned into romance. Since then, the couple has been with each other.
"When you're where she and I were, and you just feel so betrayed and on bottom, this bond that we formed when we found out what each other were going through, it's still there," told Shelton to People.
Over the years, the couple has shown how much they love and care for each other. One example is the 2018 People's Choice Awards where Shelton declared his love for her on stage. He said, "All-time favorite coach, right there, Gwen Stefani. I love her." Gwen, who then came up on stage, replied, "Oh my God, I'm so excited to be with Blake Shelton!" The two stars also post a lot of romantic and intimate pictures on social media.
The couple has also admitted that their relationship has only grown stronger with each passing day. In 2017, Shelton said, "What's most important to Gwen is somebody who has her back and is a best friend so that's kind of how it started. It just feels like it gets stronger all the time."
Previously, sources close to the couple stated they were committed to a long-term relationship. "They're still madly in love and beyond inseparable. Blake has wanted to take his time with marriage, but he is absolutely committed to Gwen. They both feel they've found their true partner in life and plan to be together forever," said the source, according to People.