Why Blake Shelton Was Shocked By Gwen Stefani's Car

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are one of pop culture's most talked-about couples, and it's not hard to see why. According to People, the pair first met each other on NBC's The Voice in 2014 when they were still married to their ex-partners. Stefani had been with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale for 20 years and Shelton had been married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert for four years. Unexpectedly, Stefani and Shelton divorced their exes in 2015 and ended up growing close to one another. Before they knew it, they had found love again and formed a powerful relationship.

Shelton reminisced over the moment he first met the "Rich Girl" hitmaker. "She surprised everybody with a performance of 'Hollaback Girl,' and then they announced that she was going to be a coach," he said. "I remember enjoying her performance, and then after the show, we all took a group picture. It was very much an industry-type meeting, and I told people, 'I met Gwen Stefani. That's crazy.'"

That wasn't the only thing that caught Shelton off-guard. Keep reading to find out what early memory about Stefani surprised him.

Blake Shelton couldn't believe Gwen Stefani didn't drive a Rolls-Royce

By the time Gwen Stefani met Blake Shelton, she was already an established singer, fashion designer, and a living legend. When becoming a coach on The Voice, Stefani had recently given birth to her third and youngest son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, who she described as a "miracle" during an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest. One thing about Stefani left Shelton completely shocked — but, given her status as a mom, maybe it shouldn't have. 

"The thing I remember saying about her when people would ask was, 'Oh my God, that girl is unbelievable. She drives a minivan to work!" Shelton recalled, per People. "I thought rock stars drove Rolls-Royces, and Gwen was driving a black minivan."

After five years of being together, Shelton finally proposed to the No Doubt frontwoman in October 2020. Stefani announced the exciting news by sharing a snapshot to Instagram of her flashing her engagement ring directly at the camera. The couple can be seen sharing a kiss while wearing baseball caps, and they seem happier than ever.