Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been one of the longest-running non-married celebrity couples for about 5 years now ever since they officially started dating in 2015. The 51-year-old blonde has shared on numerous occasions that their marriage has been put off largely due to their careers taking priority and most recently because of the Coronavirus this year.
The 44-year-old ‘The Dreamer’ album creator remains a Country music icon with several albums having gone platinum. His feelings for Gwen need no vindication after publicly expressing his love for her frequently in the past and present.
A Long Time Coming
While it has long been expected that Blake would propose to Gwen (it has been 5 years of dating after all) the news still comes as a pleasant surprise for long-time fans of the cute couple.
Blake’s proposal seems rather casual based on the photo provided, though it’s pretty clear Gwen didn’t mind at all. The enormous diamond ring on her finger says it all!
You can’t actually see the love in their eyes in the pic because they’re kissing, but most will get the picture.
The two embrace for a passionate kiss and Gwen captioned the post saying:
“@blakeshelton yes please! ??? gx”
The number of celebrities who commented on the post is simply astounding. From famous magazines to some of the biggest names in entertainment and music. Check it out for yourself:
“Awwww babes!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! ?????” (Alicia Keys)
“AMAZING! Congratulations to you both!!” (John Legend)
“I guess our little interview aged well!!!!!! Congratulations!!! Best news ❤️❤️❤️” (Dua Lipa)
“Congrats!! ❤️” (Jimmy Fallon)
Kate Hudson posted a lot of emojis: “❤️❤️??❤️❤️”
Even Oprah Magazine got in on the commenting action: “L????VE! Congratulations!!!”
Blake captioned the picture on his own social media account saying: “Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!”
An insider shared the following about the couple anticipating being able to marry:
‘”COVID-19 has turned their world upside down, as it has with so many families. Gwen knows she is blessed and wants to have the wedding as soon as social distancing guidelines are lifted.”
“It has made her realize that waiting for the annulment at this point is just futile because it could take years for the church tribunal to issue the decision.”
Competitors In Love
The irony of the announcement comes as Gwen and Blake are actually pitted against each other as judges/singing coaches on NBC’s “The Voice.”
The show has each judge create a team of singers who are looking to establish themselves as music artists, and then compete for the championship.
It comes as little surprise that Blake has often been the winner of the show, with one of his latest Instagram posts showing himself wearing a cape and crown. Fans are just happy that he’s secured his queen as well!