Over the past five years, 44-year-old Blake Shelton and his lovely girlfriend, 50-year-old Gwen Stefani, have become one of the entertainment industry’s favorite power couples. The pair met as judges on the The Voice and began dating soon after their respective divorces from their former spouses in 2015. Let’s learn a little more about Blake Shelton’s girlfriend below!
1. Blake Shelton’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani is related to Madonna.
This should not come as any surprise, given Gwen Stefani’s powerful singing voice, but Stefani and Madonna are indeed distant cousins.
2. Her workout routine smashes male stereotypes.
The “Hollaback Girl” singer boasts chiseled abs, but they take some work. However, she does not stick to workout routines designed for the female body. Instead, Stefani opts for traditionally male workouts such as boxing and free weights.
3. Stefani once worked for minimum wage.
Back in the day, Gwen Stefani worked low-paying jobs just like most other teenagers. She served blizzards at Dairy Queen and taught swimming lessons at the local pool.
4. She is a regular on NBC’s The Voice!
Stefani has acted as coach on The Voice seasons 7, 9, 12, and 17). The star has also been an advisor during seasons 8 and 10. She’ll be back in the big red chair for season 19, which premieres on October 19th!
5. Stefani is the mother of three children.
Although Shelton and Stefani do not have any children together, the pop singer’s three sons (Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo) from her previous marriage to rock star Gavin Rossdale keep their hands full. Despite only being the honorary stepdad, Shelton does his best to bond with her children.
6. Gwen calls Blake her best friend.
“I feel as if I spent the last four years healing — you know, trying to build my life again,” Stefani shared with SHAPE in October 2019. “Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts.”
7. She splits her time between California and Blake’s properties in Oklahoma.
“And spending time in the middle of America [on Blake’s ranch] — that’s something I didn’t expect. The way we live at the ranch is really simple. There are watermelons that Blake planted and all my wildflowers. It’s a nice contrast to L.A., although I do keep 20 chickens in the backyard here at home too,” the star confessed to SHAPE about where she is now.
As many fans know, Blake and Gwen recently purchased their first home together in Encino, California. Take a tour!