Neither one has a solid track record when it comes to relationships. Particularly him. Yet, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani seem to have found the relationship sweet spot together. So how did two divorcees come together to find such incredible happiness? And what is about them that makes them work?
No relationship is easy, but Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have some pretty significant challenges. First of all, they live more than a thousand miles apart. She lives in Los Angeles. He lives in Oklahoma. Shelton does spend quite a bit of time in LA filming The Voice but they still live a good distance from one another. And it isn’t just the distance. California and Oklahoma are worlds apart, culturally speaking.
Stefani has three boys from her first marriage to Gavin Rossdale, ages 11, 9, and 3. Anyone who has been in a blended family knows how difficult that can be. And there are rumors that Rossdale doesn’t like Shelton showing his sons the finer points of country life, such as hunting and shooting guns.
Then there’s the fact that a dark cloud lingers over the couple. They started dating just a few months after Blake Shelton hurriedly divorced first wife Miranda Lambert. There were rumors he and Gwen had started seeing each other before the divorce. And those rumors were easy to believe. For most of his relationship history, including his marriage, Shelton was apparently quite the womanizer (there are several rumors that he cheated on Lambert, and he was a determined flirt).
But despite all of that, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani seem to make it work– and work really well. So how do they do it?
“Our hobby is just hangin’ out together,” Shelton said. “She’s my best friend.”
The two genuinely just enjoy each other. They seem to just make sense to each other. And they love spending time together. It seems like the mark of a good relationship that simply being together is what makes them happy. What do you think about their relationship? Is it too much? Is it fake? Or do you find them adorable?
You can watch Blake Shelton describe his relationship with Gwen Stefani in the video below.