Blame Miranda Lambert for the fact that Blake Shelton is moving at a snail’s pace to get engaged to Gwen Stefani.
Two media outlets are reporting that Shelton is still suffering from his divorce from Lambert.
An insider told In Touch that The Voice coach was left heartbroken after rumors started swirling around claiming that his ex-wife had cheated on him.
Shelton is still struggling with the shock left by Lambert and is therefore not in a rush to say “I do” a second time.
A family friend stated: “Blake had hoped that time would ease the pain of the divorce and the betrayal he felt, but sadly, it just hasn’t. To this day, Blake believes Miranda cheated on him. It just wounded his soul. Blake admits he is still devastated.”
Shelton’s entourage is encouraging him to move beyond the pain and focus on the love he has for Stefani. However, at this point, not even Stefani is expecting a ring soon.
A pal of the mother of three shared: “[Gwen] doesn’t believe she will be proposed to this year because of Blake’s schedule. Once The Voice goes live, Blake goes into full work mode and puts all his focus on the show. He is already working on performances he will be doing on the show, getting his team ready to win again and mostly putting his attention on all things work-related.”
But do not fear for the couple’s romance because Stefani has other priorities at the moment — a baby.
Another insider claimed: “They believe there is still a chance for Gwen. They have been trying to have a baby for more than a year… They believe this will happen for them one day. It is something they want, and it is just not working out the way they wanted it to. The struggle they are facing is making them stronger. They are so committed to one another and protective of one another.”
The source went on to say: “Blake told Gwen he does want kids of his own, and Gwen was willing to try. With her, Blake has the exact relationship and family life he had hoped to have with Miranda [Lambert]. Gwen is everything he wants.”
It is surprising that Shelton is still thinking about Lambert.