Blake Shelton always leaves his heart in Oklahoma. His ranch is there. His new restaurant is there. Even his songs are there. So no surprise that he wants another important part of his life there: his girlfriend Gwen Stefani. Shelton and Stefani split their time between the red dirt of Oklahoma and the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Sometimes you can even see them on stage together, like the night they opened Shelton’s Ole Red. But do you love them or hate them?
Ole Red Meets Gwen Stefani
When Blake Shelton opened his Ole Red Restaurant and Bar in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, he brought someone very special with him: Gwen Stefani. But the crowd didn’t know it.
Shelton had planned the intimate concert as a promotion for his new venue. And he teased the crowd early telling them, “You guys are in for a treat.” After he sang the first verse of the duet he and Gwen Stefani recorded, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” the audience did get a treat. Stefani walked onto the stage.
The crowd loved it. They cheered and hollered for the pair, who finished their song trading verses. And of course, ended it with Shelton giving Stefani a big kiss. Everyone marveled at the moment.
Stefani and Shelton Share the Stage
“That was Gwen Stefani everybody. Gwen freakin’ Stefani on Main Street and Kemp in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. That’s freaky,” Shelton mused.
Blake Shelton also had other famous friends for his Ole Red opening. Taste of Country reported that these included Raelynn, John Conlee, Ronnie Milsap, and Jeannie Seely. But certainly, the highlight of the night was seeing Shelton on stage with Stefani. And partly because Shelton’s point is well-taken.
Who would imagine that a 90s pop singer from California would be opening a small-town greasy spoon with her country music boyfriend? We have “No Doubt” (pun intended) that Stefani is not exactly your typical Oklahoman. But besides that, the pair are really cute together.
Love Them or Hate Them?
We want to know what you think. The Shelton and Stefani romance certainly gets a lot of press, so there’s no escaping it. But do you love it or hate it? Should they do more shows together or is it just too much seeing them on stage? Let us know your thoughts about this musically blended pair!
You can watch their Ole Red opening in the video below and maybe that will help you decide– if you haven’t already.