He may have just been crowned People magazine’s 2017 “Sexiest Man Alive,” but that doesn’t mean Blake Shelton is feeling it. In a recent interview with People magazine, the country star talked about aging, being teased by Gwen Stefani, and why no one should see him naked.
Shelton and Stefani have had a public relationship since they became an official item two years ago. Given the prominent spotlight on each of them, it was impossible for it not to happen. Now there’s hardly a new story about one of them that doesn’t include the other. This includes the stories around Shelton’s new title as “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Though Stefani encouraged Shelton to embrace the moment, it doesn’t mean she has let it go to his head. And Shelton is a big enough guy to share the good-natured teasing between them.
Shelton is younger than Stefani, so it seems she takes any opportunity she can to give him some friendly ribbing when he complains about age-related aches and pains.
“And lately, things like, I don’t know, gout, and a back going out. Or my knees are constantly bothering me. Those are things she’s like, ‘Aha! How do you like that? You’re 41 now, Blake.’ She teases me about my age.”
But he doesn’t seem to mind and doesn’t take himself too seriously.
On being naked
The 2017 Sexiest Man Alive admitted in his People interview that he’s always struggled with his weight, despite his 6’5″ frame.
“But I’ve never been good at [exercising]. You can see pictures of me, it is what it is. I’ll lose a bunch of weight and feel good about it and what do I do when I feel good? I eat. Then next thing you know, some picture comes out of me and I’ve got three chins.”
Regardless of his weight, he says no one should ever see him naked, not even his dog.
“It’s like half melted, vanilla ice cream with little hairs stuck to it. That’s what I look like naked,” he says about his body.
Given his fanbase and new status, it’s hard to imagine that many women would agree with him. Maybe he’s right and maybe Stefani will say something about it.