Would Gwen Stefani Ever Propose to Blake Shelton? Here’s What She Said About It

Fans are beyond excited for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton to get engaged. These two lovebirds clearly enjoy being together and their relationship is lasting even longer than either of them expected it to. So why aren’t they making their union official?

Only Blake and Gwen can answer that question for real. But some fans speculate it’s because both have gone through plenty of heartbreak over the course of their lives and both have been married before. Neither one is in a rush to get married and risk being hurt all over again.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani | Steve Granitz/WireImage

No one expected Blake and Gwen to last beyond the rebound phase

When Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani met while hosting The Voice, fans immediately began to suspect that these two had some crazy chemistry going for them—and they were right. Even though the two recording artists came from different worlds, they still had a surprising amount in common, too.

When both Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced they’d be divorcing their respective spouses, fans knew they’d wind up dating each other. But sticking it out for more than 3 years? That’s been surprising for just about everyone who assumed their relationship was nothing but a rebound. It even seems like a shock for Gwen and Blake themselves.

They’re feeling the pressure to get married

During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen presented Blake Shelton with an “engagement countdown clock” as a joke. Shelton joked that he was waiting for Gwen Stefani to propose to him, but apparently that didn’t go ever well with Gwen.

When Blake Shelton brought up the idea, “She goes, ‘You know this is not how this is gonna work,'” he said.

Even though the clock was a bit of a gag, Blake Shelton took it home and even Gwen Stefani appreciated it. “Man I left [the show], I said, ‘Hey, I’m gonna take my clock with me’… There wasn’t any glass on it, I guess for camera purposes. They didn’t want the reflection, so she said she wants to have the glass put back in it and then she’s gonna send it over to me,” Shelton said.

And Gwen loved it when they received the finished version. Shelton explained: “She loves it. She loves Ellen, any gift from Ellen.”

Will Blake and Gwen get married soon?

While it doesn’t sound like Gwen Stefani is planning to propose to Blake Shelton, that doesn’t mean they are destined to keep their relationship casual. There’s a good chance that Shelton was already planning to pop the question even before he got the clock as a gift.

Based on their body language and their clear devotion to each other, fans are speculating that Shelton and Stefani could get hitched as early as this year. But since both of them are a little older and wiser (He’s 42, she’s 49), they’re not likely to rush into marriage before they’re absolutely sure they’re ready for it.

Sounds like a very mature decision for this couple!