Blake Shelton Talks Wedding Planning, Says Gwen Stefani Has Been His ‘Saving Grace’ of 2020

2020 has seen the demise of several celebrity couples, but this unprecedented year has had the opposite effect on Blake…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 4, 2020


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2020 has seen the demise of several celebrity couples, but this unprecedented year has had the opposite effect on Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship. In fact, Shelton says they’ve grown closer than ever over the past few months.

“That’s been the saving grace of 2020 for me,” Shelton shared with K92.3’s Obie and Ashley.

“We’ve seen so many couples fall apart during 2020 because during quarantine I think they find out they’re getting a little too much of this person that they’re with … Gwen and I have found out that it’s the opposite for us.”

Shelton and Stefani, who are currently in the midst of filming NBC’s The Voice, took their relationship to the next level in late October. After five years of dating, Shelton popped the question and Stefani said “yes.”

Now, the pair is in the midst of planning a wedding amid a pandemic. And like many other couples around the world, they aren’t quite sure when they’ll tie the knot.

“Hopefully sometime this coming year we can find a window when it feels like we can start coming out and mingling as people again, you know? And get this wedding planned,” the “Happy Anywhere” singer explained.

“For now, we don’t even have it planned when or anything because we’re just like anybody else in the world. We have no clue what’s coming, but hopefully it’s getting better.”

Shelton also opened up about his bar and restaurant. Ole Red. and explained how he plans to add his personal touch to the Orlando location. Click below to watch.

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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.