Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Just Took a Huge Step Toward Marriage

Gwen Stefani has been picked to replace Adam Levine in the upcoming season of The Voice, which means that she and her beau Blake Shelton will be working together again. Though, it’s not the biggest step they’re taking in their relationship these days.

They will compete against each other on The Voice, but it doesn’t look like Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s relationship is going downhill anytime soon. In fact, the two lovebirds just took a huge step in their relationship – perhaps towards marriage. Read on below to see what Stefani and Shelton just did and whether they are getting married in the near future.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

When did Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani start dating?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani first met in 2014 when Stefani joined The Voice. She was taken on to substitute for Christina Aguilera on season 7, though Stefani also returned to the show a few more times after that.

When Shelton and Stefani became acquainted with each other in 2014, they were both married to other people. Blake Shelton was married to fellow country star Miranda Lambert, while Gwen Stefani was married to her longtime husband Gavin Rossdale. However, both Shelton and Stefani announced they were getting a divorce in 2015.

In late 2015, rumors began circulating about a possible romance between Shelton and Stefani. The couple ended up confirming their relationship not long after, and in early 2016 they appeared on the red carpet together for the first time.

Since then, Shelton and Stefani have performed and released music with one another. Shelton even said that Stefani “saved his life” after his tough divorce from Miranda Lambert.

What huge step did Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just take in their relationship?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are continuing to show their commitment to each other. The couple reportedly just bought a house together in the Los Angeles area, according to ET.

It seems that this purchase makes sense for them since they have been splitting time between three different places – Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma and their houses in Los Angeles.

Gwen Stefani’s current home, which she bought in 2006 with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, is reportedly in escrow. It is being listed for almost $25 million.

Will Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get married soon?

Despite the fact they just took a huge step in their relationship, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani don’t seem to be hurrying into marriage anytime soon.

A source revealed to ET: “Blake and Gwen are head over heels in love, but don’t want to feel rushed to tie the knot when everything is going so well in both of their lives. Everyone is asking what they are waiting for, but they really just don’t want to rock the boat.”

However, Shelton did joke about the idea of getting married with Ellen DeGeneres once. When he went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres presented Shelton with a big clock to remind him and Stefani that “the clock is ticking” and one of them should propose. He later said that Stefani loved the gift, but did not comment on when the proposal would happen.

Blake Shelton also doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to have kids with Gwen Stefani. He is currently a step-father figure to Stefani’s three young boys, and while Shelton does not have children himself, he does seem to enjoy caring for Stefani’s sons.

He told the Today Show: “At this point in my life, I kind of had put [having children] as like, ‘Well, that wasn’t meant to be.’ Then all of the sudden it happens one way or another and it’s like, ‘Wow, I missed out on a lot. And so having [Gwen’s kids] around…I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s so much fun.”