Are Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Really Close to Getting Married?

They are one of Hollywood’s hottest couples and could be only months away from officially tying the knot. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani first met on the set of The Voice, and in the years since, have become inseparable.

Recent reports indicate that the two could be even closer to walking down the aisle than previously thought – join us as we break down the history of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship, and why they could get married within the year.

How did Gwen and Blake meet?

In 2015, both Stefani and Shelton were going through struggles in their personal lives. Stefani was going through a divorce with her longtime partner and father of her three boys, Gavin Rossdale. Shelton was experiencing a very public split with his wife, fellow country singer Miranda Lambert. The two superstars found solace with each other, on the set of their hugely popular TV show The Voice

Sources spotted Shelton and Stefani getting cozy in late 2015, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they publicly confirmed their relationship to fans and the press. Ever since, they have been the picture of relationship perfection and repeatedly gush about each other on social media and in interviews. Body language experts have analyzed pictures and videos of how Shelton and Stefani act when they are with each other, and the verdict is clear – these two are definitely in it for the long haul. 

Why haven’t they gotten married yet?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani haven’t exactly been rushing down the aisle. Both superstars have been married before, with Shelton having tied the knot twice in his past, first with Kaynette Williams and then with Miranda Lambert. They are both mature in age, Stefani at 49 and Shelton at 42, so it’s likely that they have nothing to prove to the public and are only really concerned with making sure that their relationship is exactly where it needs to be.

In addition, there are the children to consider. Stefani shares three boys with her ex, Gavin Rossdale. Reportedly, Shelton loves Stefani’s children and they get along wonderfully with him. He’s also been open about wanting to have one of his own, presumably with Stefani. Considering her advanced maternal age of 49, if the couple does want to start trying for children, it would likely have to be sooner than later.

Could Shelton and Stefani get married this year?

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While reports of a secret wedding have continuously proven false, it is very likely that Shelton and Stefani will get married in the near future. Before that time comes, it seems that the duo has a couple of issues to contend with, including sorting out their living arrangements. Shelton still has two homes, one in Oklahoma and one in Los Angeles, while Stefani keeps her feet firmly planted in Los Angeles with her boys. The couple will likely want to sort out some sort of permanent living situation, especially in order to provide stability for Stefani’s children.

There’s also the matter of religion. A recent report indicates that Stefani, who’s Catholic religion is very important to her, has been working on formally getting her previous marriage to Gavin Rossdale annulled so that her wedding to Shelton can be recognized by the church. Shelton is seemingly quite supportive of this and is willing to give the process however much time it could take. Depending on how quickly the church is able to annul the marriage, the couple could make their final wedding plans as soon as this summer. One thing’s for sure – based on how open Stefani and Shelton are on social media regarding their relationship, fans can count on seeing lots of fun, romantic details.