While accepting the award for best country star, Shelton made sure to thank his fans for their support. The “God’s Country” crooner, 44, then gave a special acknowledgment to his longtime love.
“Thank you to my new fiancée, Gwen Stefani,” he said. “That’s S-t-e-f-a-n-i, if you need to Google it to figure out who she is. Thanks for the inspiration and I love you guys, thank you.”
Shelton previously raved about Stefani, 51, at the 2019 ceremony while receiving the same honor. “Gwen Stefani, I love the s–t out of you,” he said at the time.
Us Weekly broke the news in November 2015 that Shelton and Stefani were officially dating. Their relationship came after the duo announced their respective splits from Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale earlier that year.
The Voice coaches announced their engagement last month via Instagram. At the time, the twosome shared the same snap of themselves smooching while the “Hollaback Girl” singer flashed her new diamond sparkler.
A source told Us that Shelton is eager to wed Stefani. “Blake is just ready to be married and wants it to happen very soon,” the insider exclusively revealed. “Don’t be surprised if it happens by the end of the year.”
Leading up to the proposal, the “Happy Anywhere” collaborators had been negotiating their prenup. “They have been in prenup talks for a few months. The process has been extremely effortless,” a source said, adding that there have been “no hiccups, or outrageous demands” from either side.
The No Doubt frontwoman shares sons, Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, with Rossdale, 55. In the past, Stefani raved about what a “good dad” Shelton is to her three boys.
“He’s been helping me out a lot,” she said on Today in 2019. “I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You’ve got to get home. Come help!’ It’s hard.”
Stefani’s sons with the Bush rocker “look up to Blake in a big way,” a source told Us in August. “He’s earned their respect as a father figure. He’s gone from being their friend to being a serious parental influence.”
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