Kingston, Zuma and Apollo see the country singer as a “father figure,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2020.
“Those boys look up to Blake in a big way,” the insider said at the time. “He’s earned their respect. He’s gone from being their friend to being a serious parental influence.”
In July of the following year, Shelton and Stefani tied the knot.
Shelton takes his stepparent role seriously, revealing during an appearance on KFROG in February 2021 that he “can’t imagine life without” Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.
“I don’t know if it’s as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual, biological parent,” Shelton added. “I have a stepfather in my life who’s one of my heroes. I love my stepfather and I look up to him and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life for how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to
Keep scrolling to see Shelton bonding with Stefani’s three kids through the years: