Blake Shelton knew exactly what he was getting into when he started dating Gwen Stefani. The two have long been the subjects of tabloid rumors, and the country crooner recently admitted that he knew their romance would be thrust into the spotlight as soon as it began.
Shelton and Stefani met while working on the hit singing competition The Voice. Their romance kicked off in the fall of 2015 and quickly became a hot topic in the media. At the time, Shelton was coming off his breakup with Miranda Lambert while Stefani was dealing with her divorce from rocker Gavin Rossdale. Their romance has been going strong ever since and has faced quite a number of rumors over the years.
In a recent interview on Today, Shelton opened up about his romance with the No Doubt alum and admitted that he and Stefani are basically a “tabloid’s dream” come true. Shelton revealed that he and Stefani talked about diving into another high-profile relationship when their romance first began.
Neither of them were looking forward to all the media attention their romance would attract, but the country singer has a way of dealing with all of the outside pressure.
“At the end of the day all you gotta to do is ignore it and it’s not even there.
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Shelton also admitted that he never expected his romance with Stefani to last this long. The singer confessed that he and Stefani felt like their romance was more of a rebound after their respective divorces. But three years have passed since they started dating and Shelton believes that his relationship with Stefani gets stronger every single day.
Apart from his romance with Stefani, Shelton also dished on his time on The Voice and how the show changed everything about his career and life. Shelton has been a part of the show since the very beginning and admitted that his career didn’t really reach new heights until he joined The Voice.
Shelton was already a big country star, but being in front of the cameras every season really launched his career outside of the world of country music.
Shelton currently has 17 consecutive number 1 hits on the country music charts, which is the current record for the genre. He’s also took home 5 country music awards for best male vocalist and, of course, was named the sexiest man alive by People in 2017 – a title he takes very seriously.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani recently spent time on his Oklahoma ranch celebrating his birthday along with her boys.