Blake Shelton And His Wife, Gwen Stefani To Drop Heartfelt Duet, ‘Purple Irises,’ Ahead Of Valentine’s Day

This will mark the fifth duet to come from their relationship thus far.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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February 6, 2024

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of The Voice_NBC

Love is in full bloom for Blake Shelton and his wife, Gwen Stefani who just announced that they have a new love-filled duet coming this Friday, February 9.

Taking to social media on Monday (Feb. 5), the couple revealed that the romantic tune titled “Purple Irises” will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day. Their recent joint post included the cover photo which boasts a retro theme as Stefani and Shelton both sport all-denim looks while looking giddy in the brightly colored living room setting. The country star appears to be plucking his guitar while his other half admires him from the bright yellow striped couch. The background décor features hanging wall art of purple irises to match the name of the song. 

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton - Purple Irises
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton – Purple Irises

Stefani Shares A Teaser of The New Tune

Fans got to hear a sneak peek of the mid-tempo tune through a several clips posted to Stefani’s TikTok account. The pair are seen in the studio, and building out a string of effortless harmonies while celebrating how strong their love is for one another.

“If someone comes along and tries to love you like I love you/ Don’t know what I’d do/ Don’t want to lose you/ If someone comes along and tries to take you, tries to make you/ Don’t let them change your mind/ Wonder why you took a risk/ On a broken heart you cannot fix/ No I never knew a love like this/ Now we’re picking purple irises,” Stefani and Shelton sing on the chorus. 

In her caption, she simply wrote “… now we’re picking purple irises 🪻,” while in the comment section added, “we love u guys so excited to share w u 💜💜💜💜💜 gx.”

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… now we’re picking purple irises 🪻

♬ Purple Irises – Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton

Leading up to the announcement of the new release, Stefani had also been dropping hints throughout her social media platforms, using stunning photos of the flower with love notes attached. 

This will mark the fifth duet to come from their relationship thus far.

What’s Next For The Couple?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani first met while working as coaches on NBC’s The Voice in 2014. They had both just went through public breakups and found solace in each other’s presence, which led them to start dating just one year later, in November 2015. 

Both superstars remained a part of various seasons on the singing competition show until Shelton said his goodbyes in 2023. Gwen Stefani most recently served as a coach on Season 24 of NBC’s The Voice, which marks the first season of the show without Shelton as a coach. 

The pop star was not included in the 2024 panel of coaches, however, fans will have the chance to see her on the stage of several festival this year including Cali Vibes, Lovers & Friends and more. Plus, she will be reuniting with her former bandmates of the rock band, No Doubt, during Coachella 2024.

As for Shelton, he’s gearing up to embark on his highly anticipated Back To The Honky Tonk Tour. The 17-date trek launches on February 22 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and will run through March 29 in Wichita, Kansas. The upcoming tour is the follow-up to his 2023 run of the same name.

This year, Shelton will be joined on the tour by Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts.

Shelton To Return To Oklahoma For Hometown Show

Following the final date of the tour, the Oklahoma native will return to his home state on Saturday, March 30 for a supersized concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and its education programs.

Shelton will bring his live show to the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the star-studded All for the Hall concert. Joining the Grand Ole Opry member will be Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Dunn, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, ACM and CMA nominee Wade Hayes and fan-favorite songwriters/performers The Swon Brothers. Additional artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.   

All proceeds from the show will go to the nonprofit museum’s education initiatives, which directly served more than 230,000 people through in-person and virtual programs in 2023. 

For more information and to buy tickets for Blake Shelton’s upcoming shows, visit www.blakeshelton.com.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.