Are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Planning a Secret Wedding?

Gwen Stefani rose to fame in the 1990s with her rock band, No Doubt. Blake Shelton became a popular country artist in the early 2000s. Both singing sensations have reached modern success as co-judges on the popular singing competition show The Voice. Since the two revealed they were a couple, fans simply haven’t been able to get enough.

As with most low-profile celebrity relationships, a number of rumors have sprang up in the past. These have mostly revolved around Stefani and Shelton secretly getting married – although one extreme rumor stated the rock star was pregnant. Despite these rumors having been definitively proven untrue, fans can’t help but wonder whether Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are planning a secret wedding.

Fans have long speculated about a secret wedding

Rumors that the two were an item began back in 2014, but it wasn’t until 2016 that Stefani and Shelton officially announced the news to the world via social media. It wasn’t long after the official announcement that rumors started that the two were either planning a secret marriage or had already secretly tied the knot. However, if the two had gotten married near the beginning of these rumors they would undoubtedly have announced it by now.

No evidence stating they are

Despite constantly circulating rumors, there is absolutely no evidence that the two are married or planning a secret ceremony. In fact, reps for either celebrity have publicly spoken out about a number of the rumors – and Gwen Stefani herself even shot down one of them. If they decided to get married, it can be assumed they would at least make a statement after the fact … even if they decided to keep things quiet until then. 

Wouldn’t be surprising if Stefani and Shelton kept their marriage plans a secret

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Although all rumors thus far have been proven to be false, there is good reason to believe the musically inclined couple would keep marriage plans a secret. Since the very beginning Stefani and Shelton have kept their relationship very private. Even since going public as a couple, they have only rarely shared information on their joint life together.

It should be noted that this statement is just speculation. It’s not a confirmation that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are planning a secret wedding, only an acknowledgement about how private they’re kept their relationship thus far. This is also probably the reason their fans are so willing to believe these rumors. 

Taking things slow because of prior failed marriages

Fans have often wondered why it seems that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been taking their relationship so slowly. While unconfirmed, it is not impossible that they’d been dating for two years before announcing it to the public. That was a number of years ago, and they’ve yet to announce an engagement. The answer, however, may lay in the fact that both singers have failed marriages in their past.

Gwen Stefani had begun dating Gavin Rossdale (lead singer of Bush) sometime around 1995. The two dated for a long time, before finally tying the knot in 2002. Their marriage spanned more than a decade and produced three children. Unfortunately, the two divorced in 2015 citing “irreconcilable differences.” 

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When Blake Shelton first hit the country charts, he was with his long time girlfriend, Kaynette Williams. The two married shortly after in 2003, and remained so for three years before divorcing. It was not long after that Shelton began dating fellow country star, Miranda Lambert. After several years of dating and a five-year marriage, Shelton divorced for a second time.

These past experiences could be leading The Voice couple to take things slowly. They have probably learned from mistakes made in past relationships, and are trying to make certain those mistakes are not repeated.