Gwen Stefani has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Not only has she released her first Christmas album You Make It Feel Like Christmas, but she is also spending time with boyfriend Blake Shelton, People Magazine’s newest Sexiest Man Alive. The singer recently opened up about life with Shelton and revealed that things can get pretty dirty when they are together.
In the cover story for the holiday issue of Marie Claire, Stefani talks about family, heartbreak, and the power of prayer; and, she also let people in on what life is like at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma.
“It’s very tribal. Blake has a sister; she comes with her kids. We cook and get muddy and dirty. There are ATVs. Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place. Everything is real now, whereas before, things didn’t seem so real,” said Stefani.
The Used to Love You singer also talked about the heartbreak she went through after her divorce from Gavin Rossdale and admitted that it “was supposed to happen.” She says it was her purpose to write about it and share her truth, adding that dozens of people would come up to her before each show on tour and tell her how much her story affected them. Gwen Stefani says she is lucky and honored to know that what she went through and wrote about translated to her fans.
The mom of three also shared that spiritual exercise helped her tremendously. She said that she prayed and asked for guidance, and that got her through the tough times.
But now, the singer is in a good place in her life, with a strong relationship, a fantastic career, and three happy, healthy boys. So, what’s next for the Grammy Award winner? She says she would like to write a musical. Stefani says her confidence has come back and she has something to offer. Before, there was stress, and she doubted herself. But now, she can just go out and write.
As for how she feels about dating the Sexiest Man Alive? According to the Daily Mail, photographers caught her out and about recently, and asked her that exact question. But, instead of answering, she walked away and ignored them.
However, Gwen Stefani did say in an interview, published in People alongside Blake Shelton’s feature, that “He’s perfect for it.”