Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are a power couple in the music industry. She is a multi-talented singer who has conquered pop music since the 1990s. Meanwhile, he is a legendary country singer with countless hit singles under his belt.
However, every relationship has its own challenges, and Stefani and Shelton almost did not make it to the finish line. In fact, Stefani once threatened to break up with Shelton over the state of his Oklahoma ranch.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton began dating after meeting on ‘The Voice’
Stefani and Shelton became acquainted in 2014. That year, Stefani joined the coaching panel on The Voice, which Shelton had been a part of since the show’s premiere. She appeared on season 7 and continued to return a few more times after that.
At the time, Stefani and Shelton were both married to other people. Stefani was married to rock singer Gavin Rossdale, while Shelton was with fellow country star Miranda Lambert. In 2015, both Stefani and Shelton announced they were divorcing their respective spouses.
Soon after, Stefani and Shelton confirmed they were dating each other. It seems the two of them bonded over the heartbreak of their previous relationships, and that led them to become extremely close.
“When I was going through my divorce, and just, hit rock bottom just like anybody does when they go through something that devastating, it’s a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the exact same moment in time,” Shelton told NBC’s Sunday Today in 2018.
The couple announced their engagement in October 2020, and they got married in July 2021.
Gwen Stefani threatened to break up with Blake Shelton over his Oklahoma ranch
Of course, relationships require people to understand what their partner wants and needs. In Stefani and Shelton’s case, Stefani needs to take care of her hair in a very specific way. As such, Shelton had to make some changes to his Oklahoma ranch to get her the water she needed.
“I really do take care of my hair, even more than my face. Because you have to if you’re a blonde,” she told Vogue in 2017. “It’s a funny story actually because Blake, my boyfriend, has a ranch in Oklahoma, and the water there is like, out of a well. I said: ‘Ok I guess we’re going to have to break up if you don’t put soft water into the system because I’m not going to have any hair anymore…’ I mean, it’s gonna break! So we just got the soft water, and I was like, hallelujah!”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were quarantining in Oklahoma
Stefani doesn’t seem to have many problems taking care of her hair in Oklahoma anymore. Last year, the couple spent a lot of time quarantining together at Shelton’s 1300-acre ranch in The Sooner State. Shelton also has a house an hour away near Lake Texoma.
Stefani’s sons apparently enjoy life in Oklahoma as well. An alleged source told Us Magazine, “Blake loves getting dirty with the boys. They’re always playing basketball or running around. They love it there because it’s just the five of them out on the land, hunting or hiking.”