Gwen Stefani Won’t Marry Blake Shelton For Religious Reasons?

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been together for quite some time now. However, they appear in no hurry to tie the knot. The Voice coaches — squaring off against one another as viewers fawn over the Hollywood heartthrobs’ playful banter — began dating soon after their respective relationships fell through. 

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Gwen Stefani officially ended things with Gavin Rossdale in 2016, while Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert called it quits in 2015. Stefani and Shelton became official in November 2015. It’s now 2019, and the two have yet to hear the bells. Stefani has yet to throw the bouquet. You get the idea. So, what’s the deal? Why aren’t the two getting married? 

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appear to have the perfect relationship: they play tennis together, Shelton is a great father to Stefani’s three kids, they get to work together, combining professional responsibilities with play; though risky, they seem to balance this quite well. Does Shelton have cold feet? Is Stefani just not ready?

Recently, a report came out explaining why Gwen Stefani may not be willing to marry Shelton, possibly explaining why he has yet to propose. Let’s first dive into the rumor before determining if it’s true. 

Does Gwen Stefani want an official annulment from the Catholic Church? 

UsWeekly recently ran the following headline on the cover of their print publication: “Why Blake Won’t Propose.” Stefani appears visibly distressed on the cover, and there’s a small caption that reads, “Gwen’s private pain.” Inside, the magazine goes on to elaborate. 

According to UsWeekly, relying on unnamed insider reports, Gwen Stefani will not marry Blake Shelton until the Catholic Church annuls her previous marriage to Gavin Rossdale. The magazine goes on to explain that Stefani wants to wed in a proper Catholic ceremony, which can only happen if and when her marriage to Rossdale is annulled by the Church. So, is this true or is it just a bunch of bologna? Is Gwen Stefani really holding out for religious reasons, or is the rumor mill running dry once again?

Gossip Cop says this is an old, recycled story that is not true 

According to Gossip Cop, this argument has been weaved several times for an attractive headline, by multiple different outlets, and the gossip police continue to squash this rumor every time. Yet, it always finds its way back to the surface. 

UsWeekly goes on to say that Stefani wants another baby and talks about what a wedding would look like, relying on those same “reliable” sources for information. So, if you’ve heard this story before, you should know that you will hear it again down the line. However, assume it is false. 

Stefani and Shelton may be in no rush to get married but there doesn’t seem to be some devastating juicy reason. Maybe they’re happy just being together; they both have done the marriage thing already. Shelton and Stefani are two, mature adults who likely don’t want to rush anything unnecessarily. Why rush a wedding when they’re completely happy as is? It is the 21st century.