Blake Shelton Knows Exactly the Kind of Stepdad He Wants To Be To Gwen Stefani’s Sons
After exchanging with Gwen Stefani on Saturday (July 3), Blake Shelton has officially taken on the role of step dad…
After exchanging with Gwen Stefani on Saturday (July 3), Blake Shelton has officially taken on the role of step dad to Stefani’s three sons: Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 7.
Stefani documented their first official family photo from the wedding via Instagram, showcasing the blended family smiling on a stunning hilltop.
“Thank u @suzyrperry for making all my boys wedding suits we love u gx,” Stefani, 51, captioned the pic.
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Although Shelton, 45, may have only officially taken on the role of bonus dad over the weekend, he’s been a part of the boy’s lives for years now and says his role in their lives is something 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 earlier this year. “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.”
Stefani often gushes over Shelton’s role with her sons on Instagram. On Father’s Day, she shared a touching message to the country superstar, calling him “the most generous patient loving funny guy I know.”
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Blake and Gwen said “I do” on Saturday, July 3 at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch in a chapel he reportedly built just for her. They reportedly hosted 40 guests and exchanged vows they wrote themselves. Their longtime friend and The Voice cohort Carson Daly officiated the ceremony.
Shelton proposed to Stefani in October of 2020 after a five-year long relationship. They first met in 2014 while on the set of NBC’s The Voice. The pair became a couple in 2015 and officially confirmed their romance at the 2015 CMA Awards. Since then, they have virtually been inseparable.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.