Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been together for more than four years, and engagement and secret marriage rumors have followed the couple since they went public with their romance. But now, it appears that the couple is truly ready to become husband and wife, but there is one thing standing in their way.
According to People Magazine, multiple sources claim that Shelton has been serious about Stefani since the beginning of their relationship, and he thought about proposing early on. However, the Make Me Like You singer is Roman Catholic, and she wants a church wedding with Shelton.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Are Ready to Wed but It ‘Isn’t Currently Possible’ Due to Her Faith https://t.co/oDsF6N266y
— People (@people) December 11, 2019
Unfortunately, that’s not possible because the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t allow someone who is divorced to remarry in the church, unless the first marriage is annulled. That’s a lengthy, difficult process, so the insider confirms that Stefani and Shelton getting married in a church “isn’t possible currently.”
As fans know, Stefani was married to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale for 13 years – and they had three kids together – before they split in 2015 after he cheated with the nanny.
No matter if they get married in a church wedding or not, there is no doubt that Shelton and Stefani are blissfully happy together. Their relationship is “very serious,” and they are both certain that they have found “the one.” One insider said that the couple is “definitely headed toward marriage.”
The source added that Stefani and Shelton are “very like-minded and comfortable with each other,” and the 50-year-old “brings this sparkle to the country world.” It is clear that Stefani loves Shelton, says the source. And, his family has completely embraced her.
The same can be said about her family, who all flew to Oklahoma to celebrate Thanksgiving with the couple. Shelton has also become a father figure to Stefani’s sons – Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
Blake Shelton to Include Duet with Girlfriend Gwen Stefani on New Album: 'It's Magic' https://t.co/PeilVkykgd
— People (@people) December 5, 2019
“They fall more and more in love with one another, and their happiness quotient keeps rising,” says the insider.
Shelton and Stefani are both currently starring on Season 17 of The Voice, which wraps up next week. Shelton also has a new album coming out on December 13th titled Fully Loaded: God’s Country. And, one of the songs on the record is a duet with Stefani titled Nobody But You.
The country superstar said about his latest duet with Stefani: “I was about to go in and record when I decided that it needed Gwen on it because it is our song. I think it’s magic.”