The famous couple met each other as judges on The Voice in 2014. By November of 2015, the pair announced that they were indeed an item. However, when speaking to The Daily Telegraph in a recent interview, Stefani hilariously admitted she “had no idea who he was” when they first met.
After getting to know Shelton very well after dating for five years, Gwen Stefani accepted his engagement proposal in October of last year. While talking about her relationship, the former No Doubt lead singer raved about her fiancé. She says she’s never looked better and that love looks good on her.
“Blake is the greatest guy,” Stefani told The Daily Telegraph. “I look back over the past few years and look at pictures of when I first started kissing Blake. I look the best I’ve ever looked in my life in those photos. Love must look good on me. I feel like that does show through – it really does.”
Blake Shelton Jokes That Gwen Stefani Got ‘Mixed Up’ When Choosing to Date Him
During a February interview, Blake Shelton shared details of the early days of his relationship with Gwen Stefani. As previously mentioned, she had no clue who Shelton was when they first met on the set of The Voice. But Shelton definitely knew who Stefani was, and even seemed a bit starstruck.
“She surprised everybody with a performance of ‘Hollaback Girl.’ Then they announced that she was going to be a coach,” Shelton said in his People interview. “I remember enjoying her performance, and then after the show, we all took a group picture. It was very much an industry-type meeting, and I told people, ‘I met Gwen Stefani. That’s crazy.'”
Stefani joined the show for Season 7, but was still married to rocker Gavin Rossdale at the time. Additionally, Shelton was still married to country star Miranda Lambert. The following year, each of the singers went through a divorce with their spouses but leaned on each other for support. Shelton began to realize how “unbelievable” of a woman Gwen Stefani is while working with her on the show.
“She had just had a baby [Apollo, with Rossdale], so there wasn’t even much of a friendship that first season,” Shelton explained. “The thing I remember saying about her when people would ask was, ‘Oh my God, that girl is unbelievable. She drives a minivan to work!’ I thought rock stars drove Rolls-Royces, and Gwen was driving a black minivan.”
The country singer and pop singer may seem like an unlikely couple, and Shelton knows it. He even joked that people can’t understand why Gwen Stefani wants to be with him.
“People still can’t understand how this possibly happened,” Shelton says. “Like, ‘How can she possibly want to be with this guy? It has to have been like a mix up, right?'”