Blake Shelton’s Perfect Dad Resume Got a Boost By Teaching Gwen Stefani’s Son How to Drive

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been together for four years now, but it looks like they’re just as crazy about each other as ever. But as many people know, having a blended family isn’t always easy. Stefani and Shelton appear to be talking seriously about marriage, but is he ready to step into the role of stepdad to her three sons?

If a recent driving lesson is any indication, he may just have proved he’s the perfect guy for the job.

Blake Shelton is a great extra dad

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Stefani co-parents her three sons, Kingston, 13, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 5, with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale. People reports that while Shelton is respectful of Rossdale’s place as their father, he’s definitely stepped into his own role in their lives. When they have free time, Shelton takes the boys to his ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where they get to experience a different sort of life than they live in the city. 

“He’s so fun and has shown Gwen’s kids another side of life filled with adventure,” a friend is quoted as saying. “The boys have really grown immensely by spending time with Blake.”

Stefani agrees that her sons have benefited from their time with her boyfriend – and admits that his involvement is a boon for her too. “He is a good dad, actually,” Stefani said. “He’s been helping me out a lot. I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You gotta get home—I need help!’ It’s hard. I got three boys.”

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He took one boy on a muddy adventure

One of those rural adventures happened when Kingston was only 11. Stefani posted a video on Instagram Stories of Shelton’s black truck, stuck in the icy mud. In the video, you can hear Stefani laughing and asking Shelton what he did. “I was teaching Kingston how to drive,” Shelton answers. “He just took off driving like a maniac into the middle of the frozen pond.”

But according to Kingston, that’s not how it happened at all.

“I did not drive that in there,” he insists in the video. “No, I didn’t.”

During the entire video, everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves. Stefani doesn’t seem too worried about the idea that Kingston could be learning to drive at such a young age. Maybe it’s because kids often do learn to drive farm vehicles pretty early on when they live on a ranch, or maybe it’s because Shelton was just joking

Everything worked out – with a little help

In the end, everything was fine. Another truck came and pulled the truck out of the mud. It’s still not entirely clear if Kingston was to blame for the mishap, or if Shelton was blaming his own wild driving on the boy. 

In the video, when Stefani presses her beau about what happened, asking if her son really was the one responsible for the truck getting stuck, Shelton seems to admit that it was actually his fault. “This ain’t the first one we blew through,” he said. 

We really don’t know if the truck ended up stuck in the mud because of Kingston’s shaky driving skills or because Shelton was enjoying himself a little too much as he drove his truck through the countryside. Either way, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Shelton looks like a natural father figure, and Stefani’s sons appear to be happy and comfortable with him. 

It’s easy to see that this almost-blended family has a great rapport. And hopefully whoever the driver was on that fateful day, he’s learned to be a little more careful in the mud.