- Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on the NBC competition show “The Voice.”
- Stefani and Shelton began dating in 2015 and have since released music together.
- The pair got engaged in October 2020 after five years of dating.
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Music industry superstars Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on the set of NBC’s “The Voice” five years ago. Now, they’re engaged.
Read on for a timeline of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship.
April 2014: Gwen Stefani joined “The Voice.”
On April 29, 2014, NBC confirmed that Gwen Stefani would join the cast of “The Voice” as a judge alongside Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton.
Stefani would be replacing Christina Aguilera, who took time off from the show because she was expecting her second child.
She returned again to be a coach for many more seasons.
July 2015: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert filed for divorce.
For years, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert firmly denounced tabloid allegations of marital trouble and infidelity, proclaiming that their love was stronger than ever.
But on July 20, 2015, TMZ broke the news that the pair had divorced after four years of marriage.
The couple released a statement to the Associated Press: “This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends, and colleagues. Therefore we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
August 2015: Stefani’s marriage ended.
One month later, on August 5, 2015, TMZ broke the news that Stefani had filed for divorce from her husband, musician Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage.
In a joint statement, the pair wrote, “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
The couple has three sons together: Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
October 2015: The two raised eyebrows with a joint performance.
Both newly single, Shelton and Stefani appeared together on an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” on October 27, 2015.
The pair performed a duet of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” that left the audience wondering if the two were more than just colleagues.
November 2015: E! News reported that the couple was dating.
E! News was able to confirm that Shelton and Stefani may be a little closer than friends – even though the two had been trying to suggest otherwise.
The network released exclusive photos of the pair displaying some serious PDA at Maroon 5’s Halloween party in Studio City, California. The two had been spotted together at two other parties that weekend as well.
November 2015: The couple became official.
In an interview for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” Seacrest asked Stefani about the mushy Halloween pics.
Stefani wouldn’t admit to being in a relationship with Shelton, but told Seacrest that she “thinks he’s hot.”
Reps for Blake Shelton confirmed to E! News what the rest of the world had already been suspecting for months – the country star and former No Doubt frontwoman were officially an item.
February 2016: The couple made their first red-carpet appearance.
Shelton and Stefani made their red-carpet debut as a couple at a Vanity-Fair Oscar after-party. The pair posed hand-in-hand and Stefani wowed in a sheer, red. Yanina Couture gown. Shelton wore jeans and boots.
May 2016: The couple made music together.
Stefani and Shelton debuted their romantic duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” on an episode of “The Voice.”
The pair cowrote the song which is featured on Shelton’s album, “If I’m Honest.” According to Billboard, the song came together after he sent Stefani a voice memo of an early draft and asked her to help him finish it.
June 2016: Shelton credited Stefani with “saving his life.”
In a June 2016 Billboard cover story, Shelton opened up about how Stefani “saved his life,” after his divorce from Miranda Lambert.
In the interview, Shelton talked about how Stefani’s support helped him through a difficult time.
“It went from checking in on each other once a week through email… to ‘Hey here’s my phone number if you ever want to text.’ Next thing I know, I wake up and she’s all I care about and I’m wondering if she feels the same about me,” Shelton said.
December 2017: The two got into the holiday spirit.
The two had no problem getting into the holiday spirit with a special performance of “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” a song they cowrote, on “The Voice.”
Some of the lyrics include: “I never thought I’d find a love like this. But I found forever in that very first kiss. I wanna thank you, baby. You make it feel like Christmas.”
June 2018: The couple showed their love on Twitter.
Shelton was on hand in Las Vegas while Stefani rehearsed for her live show.
On June 14, Shelton tweeted, “Setting here watching @gwenstefani rehearsals it continues to shock me the amount of GIANT hits this girl has written … I highly recommend ya’ll catch her Vegas show if you can get tickets!!!”
Later that day, Stefani responded, “OMG just seeing this now!! I love you! #Bestboyfriendever #favoriteperson.”
July 2018: Shelton made it clear he’s Stefani’s biggest fan.
On June 27, 2018, Stefani opened her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre, and apparently, her boyfriend is one of her biggest fans.
About a week later, Shelton tweeted, “So far @gwenstefani has performed 3 shows in Las Vegas. I have been to 3… #stalker.” Stefani’s show ran through mid-March of 2019.
November 2018: The pair released a romantic music video.
On November 20, 2018, Stefani released a new music video featuring Shelton. The couple first performed the holiday song that they cowrote together on “The Voice” in 2017.
The romantic, holiday-themed “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” music video features the couple as they engage in typical holiday activities, like buying a tree and building snowmen.
April 2019: Shelton, Stefani, and Stefani’s three children went to a movie premiere together.
Stefani, her three sons from her previous marriage with Rossdale (Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo), and Shelton all stepped out together for the world premiere of “UglyDolls.”
May 2019: There were some talks about a wedding proposal.
During an episode of “Ellen,” the show’s host Ellen DeGeneres gifted Shelton a clock that featured his and Stefani’s faces.
She explained that, in February, she gave Jennifer Lopez a similar “countdown to a proposal” clock with a photo of Lopez and Alex Rodriguez on it in order to spur Rodriguez into proposing. A few months later, Rodriguez proposed to Lopez.
“So you’re saying [with this clock] … there’s a chance she’s going to ask me to marry her?,” Shelton said after he accepted the gift. “You see how I flipped it around and put it on her?”
“Now that she knows you’re waiting for her to ask, now that she sees this, she’ll ask you,” said DeGeneres.
Later in the week, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Shelton said Gwen loves the clock.
When the interviewer asked Shelton if Stefani “got the memo” that she was supposed to propose to him, Shelton replied, “She said you know this isn’t how it’s gonna work.”
May 2019: “The Voice” announced that Stefani will be returning to the show and she’d be a coach alongside Shelton.
After longtime judge Adam Levine left the NBC show, Stefani joined “The Voice” once again as a coach. She’d previously taken a break for her Las Vegas residency.
She appeared on season 17 alongside Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson.
October 2020: The couple got engaged.
On October 27, Shelton tweeted a photo of him and Stefani kissing – and Stefani was donning an engagement ring.