On Tuesday, country music star Blake Shelton sat down with Today to discuss his most recent album, Texoma Shore, but he also shared his experiences with his girlfriend’s kids. In case you did not know, the 41-year-old is dating pop-rock artist Gwen Stefani, who has three sons from her marriage to ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
“At this point in my life, I kind of had put [having kids] as like, ‘Well, that wasn’t meant to be.’ Then all of a sudden it happens one way or another and it’s like, ‘Wow [I] missed out on a lot,'” the Oklahoman confessed. “And so having them around … I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s so much fun.”
Apollo Bowie Flynn, 4, Zuma Nesta Rock, 9, and Kingston James McGregor, 11, have certianly formed a strong bond with Shelton and often pal around with the star on his rural Oklahoma farm.
Back in November, Blake Shelton also opened up to People about how Apollo, Zuma, and Kingston have helped him grow as a person. It’s evident that Blake loves having the boys around. “For a long time, it was awkward trying to figure out what my place is and in their mind too,” Shelton admitted. “The best part for me, selfishly, is discovering a part of myself that I guess I never really knew was in there. It’s definitely an instinct that kind of kicks in.”
Of course, children sometimes can be a major challenge— even easy going Blake isn’t immune to that fact. “There’s days where you go, ‘Oh my God, when does school start?” the country artist joked. “An hour later you’re going, ‘God, I can’t wait ’til they get home,” Blake continued. “They’re so damn funny. It’s just my first time being around it, and it’s easy to fall in love with those kids. They’re pretty special.”
We’re certain Blake Shelton will continue to be a positive and influential male figure in these children’s lives. Blake currently serves as a judge on NBC’s hit show The Voice. The program recently returned to television and fans won’t want to miss a single episode of the reality competition!
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