Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been dating for three years, and wedding rumors have followed the couple for months. But, there is still no ring on Stefani’s finger, and a new report claims there is a good reason why.
According to Hollywood Life, Shelton and Stefani remain committed to each other, but it’s no secret why they haven’t tied the knot.
“It very simple — they’re just not in a rush to get that piece of paper,” says an insider. “Neither of them need it to feel committed to each other. They’re both undeniably ‘all in’ when it comes to their relationship. But, when it comes to getting the courts involved and dealing with all the paperwork they’d need to do as far as prenups, it gets overwhelming and frankly, not very romantic.”
Apparently, neither Shelton or Stefani feel the need to get lawyers involved in their relationship, and when it comes down to it, the idea of marriage brings back bad memories for both of them. When they met, they had both just gone through messy divorces, and recovering from that trauma hasn’t been easy. The insider says that the couple does talk about getting married, but they see it as something that will happen “down the road.” However, they are both happy with the way things are right now.
When people ask Shelton when he is going to pop the question, the source says that the country singer usually “laughs it off,” and then quotes the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the couple will never get married, but it is clear from their social media posts that the couple is having the time of their lives without being married. However, if Stefani decided tomorrow that marriage was suddenly a priority for her, the source says that Shelton would happily propose. But, they both feel right now that a wedding can wait.
This past Sunday, Stefani spent the day running around Los Angeles with her three boys, Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4. In the morning they attended mass at St. Brendan Catholic Church, and she also took the boys to visit their grandparents.
Gwen Stefani wore an all-black outfit that didn’t look very comfortable for a hot August day. She rocked a long blazer, jeans, and snakeskin boots, and accessorized with a large designer bag. She tied her hair up in a bun and also wore her signature red lipstick.
But even though she spent the day with her boys and visited her parents, Blake Shelton was not there to spend time with the family.