As you may have noticed, singer Gwen Stefani took to Instagram to shout out her boyfriend country singer Blake Shelton on Father’s Day. A moment Shelton was asked about when talking with the Today Show earlier in July.
Stefani wrote, “Happy father’s day, Blake Shelton. Thank [you] for helping me raise these boys!! #Weloveyou! G.K.Z.A.”
Shelton, who doesn’t have any biological children, but has been a father-figure to Stefani’s three kids from her first marriage since they started dating in 2014, admitted that post was kind of a daunting thing for him. Nonetheless, it’s a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly.
“That’s a scary moment for me because it’s one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddy. But then you do have to consider after a while, that they’re starting to listen to things that you say, and there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that, which is new to me.”
As USA Today pointed out, in the song the couple recently released together called Happy Together, Shelton made mention of his life and behavior before meeting Stefani, something he’s admitted before. In the song, he sings, “I’ve always been a rolling stone
With a reckless streak…I could be happy anywhere. I could be happy anywhere with you.”
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight and Kelly Clarkson in 2019, Shelton admitted that he doesn’t “want to remember what I was like before Gwen, actually. I’m a little bit of jerk to you still,” he said to Clarkson. “But I was a jerk to everybody… Look how nice I am now!”
And the feeling is mutual Stefani told ET. “Blake saved my life, everybody knows that. Like, we’re just having the time of our lives, and we never expected that this late in our lives, so we’re just trying to savor every moment together, and just to be back on The Voice as well — not to change the subject — but working together again has been really fun, and I love being here and I love being with him.”
And the fans love that Stefani and Shelton are being so open about their relationship and Shelton’s relationship with her children. “Thank you for sharing with us your beautifully blended family,” one commenter wrote on Instagram. “Way to be an inspiration and good example, y’all.”
“Oh my, the love the boys have for him shows all over all of their faces,” another commenter added. “I think ya got lucky like me the 2nd time around. I was NOT looking and Bam, LOVE.”
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