Fans of The Voice got exciting news this week. As of Wednesday, it has been confirmed that Gwen Stefani (46) and Blake Shelton (39) are an official couple!
I’m not sure what is more shocking, that this unlikely pair is in a relationship or that Gwen is seven years older than Blake! Who would have thought?
It was July when Blake and Miranda Lambert called it quits and it was August when Gwen broke it off with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale. It seems like a fast jump into a new relationship, but the pair have spent a substantial amount of time together for work, which likely moved things along quite quickly.
Last week the duo attended co-worker Adam Levine’s Halloween party in Los Angeles. E! News got exclusive photos of the love birds, but it wasn’t until Wednesday this week that the rumors were confirmed. It was also Wednesday when the pair showed up holding hands at the CMA’s after party – the Warner Music Group CMA party in Nashville, Tennessee.
Miranda also attended the event and walked the red carpet. But she didn’t have any sort of exchange with her ex-husband. Wednesday night, Blake took to Twitter to let the world know he’s in a good place. He tweeted:
“Awesome night tonight. So many great things happening in my life.”
In an adorable show of solidarity, Adam gave his blessing to Gwen and Blake. In an interview on Friday morning with Ryan Seacrest he said:
“They’re my friends. Gwen and I have really bonded lately. She’s just the coolest, most wonderful person ever. (…) People don’t really realize that they are humans and they have problems just like everybody else. I love my friends, and I support my friends through everything. I’ve been actually really enjoying getting to know Gwen better in the past two months.”
Levine (36) also reposted an Instagram selfie on Facebook of the three of them and captioned it “Family.” How cute is that? The photo was taken in Shelton’s hometown in Oklahoma.
But cute selfies and shared friends aren’t the only thing fans are melting over. It’s also been revealed that Blake and Gwen are set to collaborate on some music! The pair are working together on a country ballad!
The news is a little weird, and unexpected. But most great things are. Here’s to the new couple and hoping things work out! The Voice’s ‘Battle Rounds’ could have a whole new meaning if it doesn’t…