Blake Shelton Reveals Why It’s Shocking He’s Been Dating Gwen Stefani for 4 Years Now

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani first met by working on The Voice together. They then fell in love after their divorces. Years later they’re about to celebrate their four-year anniversary together. Find out why he says it’s shocking.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani confirmed they were dating in 2015

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There were rumors that the singers were getting romantic for a bit. However, it wasn’t confirmed until a little later.

Shelton’s rep confirmed with E! News that they were dating. He later opened up about how their connection grew due to going through divorces around the same time. He said Stefani approached him after he announced he was getting a divorce from Miranda Lambert.

She didn’t tell me much, because we didn’t know each other at the time, but she said, ‘I’m going through something very similar to what you’re going through. I understand. And I hate it,'” he revealed to Billboard.

He continued, “That’s kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day. It went from that, to checking in on each other once a week through email — ‘This sh*t happened to me, what happened to you?’ — to maybe three times a week, then every day, 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.”

He recently said the marriage rumors are funny

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The couple has obviously gotten closer over the years. There has been rumors for some time that they were engaged or even already married! Shelton revealed what he thinks about the rumors.

Obviously, that’s gotta lead somewhere, but I promise you, we won’t break the news in any of the grocery store trash magazines,” he told Entertainment Tonight.

He also explained why he doesn’t take the rumors too seriously. “First of all, the rumors stuff, I’m not gonna sit here and say that it makes me mad,” he said. “It’s funny. I’ve learned over the years just to take that for what it is.”

The couple is about to celebrate their four-year anniversary together. He said it’s shocking and revealed why.

Shelton said their years together have been a blur

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The country singer talked about why it’s shocking their anniversary is coming up.

It’s actually shocking that it has already been that long,” he told People. “It’s kind of a blur. It still feels like it’s pretty new to me. I guess it is, relatively. Four years isn’t forever, but man, it seems like it just happened in no time.”

Years later, the couple is back to coaching on The Voice together. Shelton talked about what it’ll be like to have his girlfriend there instead of Levine.

“We’re all going to miss Adam,” he said. “There’s no way around it. But [Gwen’s] way better looking than he is, in my opinion.” Stefani shared pictures of her being back on The Voice lot so the cast might have started filming. The show probably won’t be back until the fall.