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Blake - People Magazine [06.27.2018]

Two years ago, when he and Stefani went to check out the vacant former bank building that would become the next Ole Red location, there were some holes in the plan — literally.

“We went upstairs to the rooftop and Gwen’s heel goes through the roof,” Shelton recalls of the venue’s rough beginnings. “And I’m trying to get her leg back out and free and I’m like, ‘What the f— is that?'”


On June 6, the country crooner celebrated the opening of his new restaurant and bar Ole Red Nashville, which joins his existing location in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. And though girlfriend Gwen Stefani wasn’t able to make it out to the festivities, she’s yet another reason he’s pinching himself these days.

“I wouldn’t change one thing about my life right now,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “I’m happy,” he adds. “Sometimes happiness can seem like fleeting moments, but this one has been staying in the same lane for a long time. It’s just amazing.”

When the Voice coach — who’s packed six wins in the 14 seasons he’s been on NBC’s hit singing competition show — isn’t guiding hopeful artists or selling out arenas with his Country Music Freaks tour, he spends his time being blissfully in love with former Voice coach Gwen Stefani, 48. “I would just like to ride this wave till I die,” he says. “The personal side of my life has been chaotic at times over the last few years, but it’s kinda settled down now and just feels good.”

Though the “God Gave Me You” singer is the first one to admit he and the glam pop singer are an “interesting” couple, he says somehow they just “make sense.” “When we first started seeing each other, friends of mine would be like, ‘What the hell is that all about?'” he says. “But if you ever had a chance to be around us together, it does make sense.”

“People do like us together,” Shelton, who supported his love Tuesday night at her Vegas residency kickoff, adds.

Though the pair spends most of their time in Los Angeles, they make it a point to jet off to his waterfront home in Oklahoma with Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, 12, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, 4. “We love to go out on the lake,” says Shelton. “My family, Gwen and her family, we all get together and go out and float around. The kids swim and tube and all that stuff. We have a blast.”

And while Shelton and Stefani “appreciate” the support and the time that fans have invested in their relationship, wedding rumors that have been swirling from the start are laughable at this moment. “Don’t you read the tabloids? Gwen and I already have a few kids,” he jokes. “We’ve been married and divorced and married again a couple of times. We were married before we ever even met each other!”

Gwen - Entertainment Tonight [06.29.2018]

When Mark pointed out the audience goes on a journey during the show, Gwen got candid about how all of her music has mirrored her life, saying, “The songs that I have written have been really clearly, like, 'This is what happened...' I just write a song about it, and that’s been my way to heal. A lot of the music I have written has been about heartbreak, really, unfortunately.”

“'This Is What the Truth Feels Like,' that was such an amazing record for me," she said. "It started off as writing a song that was all about anger and betrayal and pain, and then within eight weeks that I was writing it, my life switched over to falling in love… It went from this to that."

"But I don't think he knew what that whole ending scene was going to look like," she admitted. "I could picture it in my mind, but to make it finally look like that, it was beautiful... I was trying to ask him [what he thought]. He had to come and leave. He's doing the blind [auditions at The Voice] today."


"The ending of the show, what I was trying to say in a huge kind of love note way is just how amazing life can be, where everybody has to go through these challenges and these dark times, and then there's always a rainbow," she explained. "We literally put a rainbow on the screen, and sunflowers. And that's what my life feels like right now in so many ways."

Gwen - Extra [06.29.2018]

Her boyfriend Blake Shelton made time to attend the show while shooting blind auditions for “The Voice.” She said, “He’s part of my journey, it was amazing that he was there… He was like, ‘I’m gonna make it, whatever I do… I’m not going to miss it.' He was so serious about it.”

Gwen sang her biggest hits during the 100-minute performance, including “Make Me Like You,” which she belted in a cowboy outfit. "Standing in that cowgirl outfit in front of Blake” was her favorite part of the night, she confessed, adding, "That part of the show is my super love note, my, 'I am so grateful, this is how much you influenced me and gave me life.'”

When Mark pointed out the audience goes on a journey during the show, Gwen got candid about how all of her music has mirrored her life, saying, “The songs that I have written have been really clearly, like, 'This is what happened...' I just write a song about it, and that’s been my way to heal. A lot of the music I have written has been about heartbreak, really, unfortunately.”

“'This Is What the Truth Feels Like,' that was such an amazing record for me," she said. "It started off as writing a song that was all about anger and betrayal and pain, and then within eight weeks that I was writing it, my life switched over to falling in love… It went from this to that."

Gwen - Good Morning America [06.29.2018]

In an interview with "Good Morning America," the three-time Grammy Award winner admitted that it's easy for her to forget how much she loves performing live until she takes the stage again.

"I don’t miss it at all. I'm so good to do my kids and do mom and hang out with my cute Blakey and all that but then when I get up there I realize it's in there still and I'm like, 'OK, I need this attention still. I like it,'" she said with a laugh. "So, it's always been there. It's whatever the gift that God gave me and I feel so grateful and I feel so humbled and honored to be in Vegas. To do a show like this, it's just another level and it's challenging in another way."

Stefani, 48, assembled a show replete with personal touches, including home videos and photos that her father took throughout her childhood. The idea she said, was to let fans in on both the ups and the downs of her life -- with the present, she gushed, being a "really amazing place." One reason? Her two-year long relationship with her boyfriend, country singer Blake Shelton.

"He's my homeboy. He's my homey. He's just really an amazing all-around human so I feel so grateful for that," she said. "I celebrate him in the show! He's inspired me so much. He's changed my life."

Blake - E! Live [01.18.2017]

Also ridiculous, your girl looked good out there in the audience when you won. 

She did.

How are you guys celebrating tonight? Where are you going?

We’re going to go drink. Um, yeah. I mean - 

Drink of choice?

What do you do when you win two People’s Choice Awards? You go drink twice as much. That’s what you do.

That’s the justification you’re using?

Yes. Yes. 

Okay. We know she’s coming back on The Voice. Any collabs with you two coming down the line?

I hope so. I mean, we always collaborate when we’re on the show together. The coaches do. And, uh, look, she’s an incredible singer/songwriter, and anytime I can get her to collaborate with me, you’re damn right I’m going to

Blake - Extra [01.18.2017]

We saw a lot of pictures of you and Gwen over the holidays. Did you have fun enjoying the holiday season?

We did. You know what, we’ve said this to each other before. Gwen and I have fun literally no matter what we’re doing, whether we’re on vacation, at a party, y’know, going to the grocery store. We have fun, we laugh, and that’s why it’s so much fun to be with her.

She looks amazing tonight, by the way.

Oh my god. She looks incredible.

Seriously.

I mean, what the hell. I feel like, y’know, like the fat, ugly guy in high school that got the hottest girl in school to go to the prom with him. That’s what I feel like.

Blake - ET Canada [01.18.2017]

It seems like you’re winning all the time. I mean, you’re winning awards, you’re winning fans over. I mean, people are swooning over your relationship with Gwen. It’s pretty good for you, right?

It is. Life’s good. I say to people all the time, “Man, if somebody tells me tomorrow that, ‘hey, your career’s over’, I’m gonna go, ‘That got way bigger than I ever thought it would. I guess I’ll go fishing for the rest of my life or something.’” But I couldn’t be happier. Every day I wake up, it’s like a moment of, ‘Was that a dream? No.’ I really have gotten to do all this stuff. It’s exciting. 

Last question. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Who would you say is more romantic, you or Gwen? 

Uh, y’know, I would say, uh… You know what, forget it. I’m gonna say me. I think I’m more romantic. Yeah.

What do you have planned?

I will say, Gwen’s a sucker for romance. She makes it fun.