Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s Reported Wedding Venue Holds Significance to the Couple
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been at the center of wedding speculation pretty much since their relationship began. Fans are smitten with the cute couple and have been excited to watch for signs that they were ready to tie the knot.
Now it looks like the pair may truly be ready to take that step, and they’ve even gone so far as to scope out venues for the big day. Here’s what we know about the locale for this momentous occasion and why it means so much to the couple.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton bonded during hard times
Stefani reportedly didn’t even know who Blake Shelton was when she appeared on the set of The Voice as a new judge for the reality TV competition in 2014. Things started heating up pretty quickly once they were introduced, and it’s clear that sparks were flying from the very beginning.
The problem was that both were married to other people. In fact, Shelton’s divorce from Miranda Lambert wouldn’t be announced until July 2015. Shortly after that announcement, Stefani made it public that she and husband Gavin Rossdale were also splitting after 13 years together.
While salacious rumors have of course suggested that Stefani and Shelton began their relationship before their respective separations, the pair insist that it was the struggle of going through a divorce that brought them together. Lambert, in particular, was very hurt by the newfound (and very public) relationship between Shelton and Stefani, and the relationship ran the risk of becoming mired in a home-wrecking narrative.
Fans have supported Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Despite its dramatic and somewhat rocky start, the relationship between Stefani and Shelton quickly fell into a pattern that had fans swooning for the pair. They didn’t officially confirm their status until November 2015, but by then fans had already fallen for the pair’s adorable chemistry together.
The duo was very open about how their shared heartache over divorce helped bring them closer, and Shelton also bonded with Stefani’s sons. An insider explained: “It actually brought them closer together. Blake loves Gwen and had always wanted children, so her boys have been one of the biggest gifts in his life. He raves about them all the time.”
There was something endearing about watching this charismatic pair help build each other back up after the tragedy of divorce.
Now, fans are thrilled to see them working on creating a new life together. Looking at pictures of Shelton and Stefani feeding a pair of new pet pigs was just one of the many glimpses into the couple’s life that has melted fans’ hearts. Through it all, everyone has wondered when the pair will take the step of marriage.
Wedding bells may ring soon
While it’s clear that the duo has wanted to take things slow, their five-year-long relationship looks like it’s ready to move to the next level. US Weekly reports that the pair moved into serious talks about a summer wedding, and they’ve gotten so serious that they’re scoping out venues.
Appropriate for a couple who are joining lives from such different backgrounds (a rocker and a country star), they’re apparently planning two ceremonies. One will be held in LA and the other will be at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.
“Oklahoma gives the couple more privacy and the possibilities are endless for a wedding reception people will talk about for years,” a source close to the couple explained.
It also seems that the impact of COVID-19 and being isolated together has made them want to take this step as soon as possible. They’ve really had time to focus on their love for one another and what matters most to them as a couple. It’s time for the wedding bells to ring.