Did Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Originally Bond Over Being Cheated On?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s romance took their fans by storm, but few know the real story behind how they met. Sure, the two knew each other from working on The Voice, but there may have been something else that drew them together in the fall of 2015. Here is a quick look at how Shelton and Stefani may have bonded over their shared experience of being cheated on.

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s romance blossoms

In the spring of 2014, Stefani joined the cast of The Voice in season 7 as a coach alongside Shelton, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams.

That same fall, the No Doubt frontwoman shared a photo with Blake Shelton on Instagram. She wrote, “[heart] him,” alongside the pic, though they were just friends at the time.

Fast forward that next summer and Shelton called it quits with his wife, Miranda Lambert. A month after that, Gwen Stefani filed for divorce from her long-time husband, Gavin Rossdale, with whom she shares three children: Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.

That fall, the two worked together on season 9 of The Voice, and it did not take long for their romance to blossom. By November of 2015, the pair made things official, though they waited until February to walk the red carpet together.

Their romance made headlines for the next six months, and fans assumed that they bonded over their shared heartbreak. Turns out, there may have been a specific detail about their respective divorces that really brought them together.

Shelton opens up about his new love

In February of 2016, Shelton and Stefani appeared together on the red carpet during an Oscars afterparty hosted by Vanity Fair. According to In Touch Weekly, Shelton gushed about Stefani at the event and teased that their divorces had many similarities.

“Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can’t even imagine the similarities in our divorce,” Shelton explained.

Blake Shelton did not clarify what he meant about the similarities, but he could have been talking about being cheated on.

Stefani and Shelton have both remained relatively quiet about why their previous marriages did not work out. They have, however, alluded to the cheating rumors on a few occasions.

We cannot say for sure that Lambert and Rossdale are guilty of cheating, but it would have been an easy way for Shelton and Stefani to bond. It could also explain why their relationship has been going strong for so long, as they both know what it is like to go through that kind of heartbreak.

Shelton talks karma

The only time Blake Shelton came close to talking about Miranda Lambert cheating was when she started dating fellow country star Evan Felker. At the time, Felker was still married to his wife, Staci Felker, and his romance with Lambert is rumored to have ruined their marriage.

Taking to social media, Shelton cryptically talked about karma when all the rumors about Lambert and Felker were circulating. Although he did not mention the couple by name, most fans were convinced he was alluding to their romance.

“Been taking the high road for a long time.. I almost gave up. But I can finally see something on the horizon up there!! Wait!! Could it be?! Yep!! It’s karma,” Shelton explained.

Following Blake Shelton’s tweet, Lambert’s ex, Jeff Allen, slammed him on social media for also being guilty of cheating. Allen was dating Lambert when she first got together with Shelton, who was also married at the time.

There were a lot of reports that Lambert and Shelton got together before his divorce from Kaynette Williams, though nothing official has ever been confirmed on that front.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are still going strong

Cheating rumors aside, there is no arguing that Shelton and Stefani have an amazing relationship. It has been a little over four years since the pair started dating, yet their romance is still going stronger than ever.

The two have also been plagued by numerous engagement rumors over the years. The engagement talk heated up when Stefani was recently spotted wearing a diamond ring on the red carpet.

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Stefani was quick to inform people that the ring is not an engagement ring, though fans are still hoping the two will get hitched in the near future.

In the meantime, fans can watch Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani compete against each other when new episodes of The Voice air Monday nights on NBC.