Blake Shelton Can’t Imagine His Life Without Gwen Stefani’s Three Sons

Blake Shelton will soon take on a new official title: stepfather.  The superstar is set to marry his longtime love,…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 11, 2021


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Blake Shelton will soon take on a new official title: stepfather. 

The superstar is set to marry his longtime love, Gwen Stefani, sometime in 2021 and is more than ready to take on his role as a stepdad to Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7. Shelton has been a part of the boys’ lives for five years now and says it’s something that he truly takes to heart. 

“I take it very serious, but I also have a blast with it,” the Oklahoma native told KFROG’s The Ride with Kimo & Heather. “I don’t take it so serious that I’m not enjoying this time because I really am, especially now that we’re five years into this thing. I can’t imagine my life without these kids now.”

The “Minimum Wage” singer went on to share how his relationship with his stepfather has helped shape him and his new role. 

“I have a stepfather in my life who is one of my heroes,” he said. “I love my stepfather and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life on how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be.”

Shelton and Stefani got engaged last fall and Stefani recently opened up about how it was a decision that was not taken lightly. 

“There was a lot to consider when you have so many people involved — children and their hearts and everybody in my family’s family — we all went through a lot together,” Stefani acknowledged in a recent interview with NBC’s TODAY Show. 

“And, so, I think in a romantic way, when you fall in love so hard and so unexpectedly, it’s so late in your life, and I think you can relate to this, you think, ‘I want to marry you! Like, now!’ That’s the first romantic reaction, like, ‘Let’s get married!’”

Stefani and Shelton, however, waited until the time was right. The couple’s wedding plans remain up in the air.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.