Blake Shelton on His Engagement to Gwen Stefani: ‘Nobody’s More Shocked’

by Keeli Parkey

Getting engaged to Gwen Stefani came as a surprise to Blake Shelton – and to others, apparently.

During a virtual appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week, the country music singer talked about his upcoming marriage to the superstar. But first, Colbert cracked a joke about the engaged couple.

“I’ll tell you something that surprises a lot of people … you’re engaged to Gwen Stefani!” Colbert said with surprise in his voice while holding up a photo of the couple. “What the? I mean, you seem like a nice guy; you’re talented and everything, but she’s Gwen Stefani! What the h*** is going on, Blake Shelton?”

The joke got a laugh from Shelton, who went on to share his thoughts on how he landed such a terrific fiancee.

“Stephen, listen – nobody is more shocked about this than I am,” Shelton said as Colbert looks at the picture of the couple again. “… It makes no sense. I can see that you’re looking at that picture right now and going, ‘What the h*** has happened?”

Colbert then continued with the joke: “And, she seems happy about it. At first I thought it was a dare or something; she lost a bet. But, she really seems happy here.”

You can tell Blake Shelton is entertained by Colbert’s good-natured humor. And, he’s just fine with getting teased about it because he’s getting to marry Gwen Stefani.

“Bring it on, I can take it,” Shelton said with a laugh. “… I understand. Trust me, I understand. You can’t blame me for jumping at the opportunity though.”

Colbert agreed and said, “One hundred percent.”

Blake Shelton Talks About Relationship with Gwen Stefani

Jokes aside, Colbert did ask Blake Shelton how his relationship with Gwen Stefani developed. The couple met while working as judges on “The Voice.”

“We tried to keep it under the radar as long as we could,” Shelton told Colbert. “We didn’t know if we were just kinda maybe rebounding together, you know. …”

Shelton goes on to say that he thinks Adam Levine, their fellow judge on “The Voice,” would have been “upset” if he was aware early on of Shelton’s relationship with Stefani.

“He comes from the generation where Gwen Stefani was everybody’s dream girl,” Shelton added. “I was walking on sacred ground.”

Shelton also said that Levine was upset that Shelton didn’t clue him in on the relationship. But, it all worked out in the end.

Colbert also asked Shelton how the wedding planning was going. Shelton said he would “marry Gwen in the morning.” Then he added: “The truth is we want to be able to have, obviously, her parents there, my parents, our families. And, until that can happen we can’t even make a plan.”

You can watch Blake Shelton’s interview with Stephen Colbert below. Shelton also talks about the Super Bowl commercial he was in with Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine.