Blake Shelton Opens Up About Being Married To Gwen Stefani

After years of being a high-profile couple, Blake Shelton and fellow singer Gwen Stefani finally got married. According to Billboard, the pair began dating in November 2015 after working together on "The Voice," and they've been going strong ever since. After five years together, Shelton finally got down on one knee and proposed to the No Doubt frontwoman in 2020.

As previously reported by Nicki Swift, the duo tied the knot at an intimate ceremony located at Shelton's ranch in Oklahoma on July 3. The country star specifically built a chapel at his home as he had every intention of wedding the "Hollaback Girl" chart-topper. As seen on Stefani's Instagram page, her three sons, who she shares with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale — Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo — also attended their big day. As noted by TODAY, "The Voice" host Carson Daly officiated their wedding. The outlet mentioned their ceremony had around 40 guests, which consisted of both Shelton and Stefani's immediate family and friends.

Since saying "I do," the pair has embarked on a few live performances together. During a recent appearance at CMA Summer Jam, Shelton opened up about what it's really like being married to Stefani. Keep reading to find out what he has to say.

Blake Shelton says married life to Gwen Stefani is 'incredible'

Since starting their relationship back in 2015, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have collaborated with each other on a number of songs. The pair first teamed up on a song for Shelton's 2016 "If I'm Honest" album with "Go Ahead and Break My Heart." The following year, Stefani released her first Christmas album and duetted with her man for the album's title track, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas." Shelton and Stefani gave fans more with "Nobody But You" in 2019 and "Happy Anywhere" in 2020.

As previously reported by People, the two performed "Happy Anywhere" on stage at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville for the three-hour CMA Summer Jam concert special that will air on September 2 on ABC. Backstage at the event, Shelton told the outlet what it's really like being married to the mom-of-three. "Married life so far is... it's incredible," he explained, adding, "I mean, it's everything that it already was, which was awesome. She just can't get away from me now." We wish Shelton and Stefani all the happiness they deserve!

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani started out as friends

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani started out as friends; then, their friendship grew into a romance. During the summer of 2015, Shelton and Stefani were co-stars of "The Voice" as they struggled with the simultaneous breakups of their marriages. In a June 2018 interview with Willie Geist on "Sunday Today," Shelton says Stefani "saved his life." And in 2016, Stefani told Glamour that her romance with Shelton was an "unexpected gift." Stefani said, "He was a friend to me when I needed a friend."

Shelton told Geist, "When I was going through my divorce, I hit rock bottom just like anybody does when they go through something that devastating. It's a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the exact same moment in time." The country superstar struggled with his split from country queen Miranda Lambert, while Stefani was trying to cope after her breakup with Gavin Rossdale.

In 2015, sources close to the now-married couple revealed to People how the friendship between Shelton and Stefani grew into much more. One source told People (via Just Jared), "Both of them were very hurt and they went through similar situations. They were supportive of each other, and once her divorce was settled, it just changed the dynamic."

Blake Shelton knew he had to win over Gwen Stefani's boys

Blake Shelton loves to make fun of himself for being a "boy from Oklahoma." But Shelton was realized early in his relationship with Gwen Stefani that he needed to win over her three boys: Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. As for any fierce mama, no romance would work for Stefani unless her sons were on board. People reported that Shelton asked permission from Stefani's sons before popping the question to their mom. How cute is that?

Shelton embraced the role of step-dad long before he and Stefani were married. The country star talked about his relationship with Stefani's boys during a February 2021 appearance on the radio show "The Ride with Kimo & Heather," via Hello. Shelton said, "Now that we're five years into this thing, I can't imagine my life without these kids now." Shelton had a good role model to learn from, as he has a close relationship with his stepfather. Shelton said on the radio show, "I love my stepfather, and I looked up to him. And he's like a father to me."

Even before the couple was married, Stefani regularly posted pictures on social media about Blake and her sons. On Father's Day 2020, Stefani posted a tribute to Shelton on Instagram with the caption, "happy father's day @blakeshelton, thank u for helping me raise these boys!!" Aw!