The Shocking Truth Behind Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Love Life

A while back, many of us raised an eyebrow when these very different people got together and became a couple. Both of these people were with partners that they thought would be their forever fairytale ending, but the harsh reality of being a celebrity can stop that in its tracks. After a very public divorce with Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton was in the news for canoodling with the No Doubt singer. Finally, Blake has opened up about his divorce, so grab your popcorn.

1. Living in the spotlight

Stars don’t skimp out when it comes to their kids. Like plenty of celebs, Gavin and Gwen had lots of nannies to raise their kids while they committed to intense and chaotic schedules. However, things got messy when poor Gwen discovered that her husband had been having an affair with their nanny, Mindy Mann. She even called it “a year that was so full of horror — the worst, worst.”

2. A dealbreaker

Gwen realized that she couldn’t take it anymore and wouldn’t be able to trust Gavin again after the shocking discovery she made. She would constantly relive the experience, feeling Mindy’s presence in her home even though she wasn’t around. During their nuptials, Stefani took her husband’s name. But after this ordeal, she legally changed her name back to Stefani.

3. Blake and Miranda had their own struggles

While Gwen and her ex were going through their tough time, so were Shelton and Lambert. In 2013, Life & Style magazine posted a slanderous article claiming that Shelton cheated on his partner. At the time, Blake was focused on releasing his upcoming album, and Lambert admitted that her parents told her that divorce wasn’t an option.

4. Dating on the job

People gave Gwen a lot of trouble for starting a relationship with Blake, calling her a home-wrecker and pinning his divorce on her. At the same time, there were rumors about their chemistry on the set of “The Voice” where the two of them were both judges. Although they didn’t know they would find each other, sources said they hit it off instantly.

5. A not so nice surprise

Before Lambert, Blake had two divorces under his belt, and many people claim that the reason for that was that he never felt satisfied with his past marriages.  Although their biggest fans were hoping for a pregnancy announcement, they instead sadly got one about divorce. 

6. What happened to Gavin?

Wed in 2002, Gavin and Gwen actually started dating in 1995. Their relationship had a long run, especially for Hollywood. Still, before the cheating with the nanny scandal, the couple still had issues, like when Gavin found out his goddaughter was his biological daughter from a fling with designer Pearl Lowe. Still, Gwen was understanding at the time. Not so much of the affair, though. 

7. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Sources always reported that the chemistry between Blake and Gwen was wild, but it was on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where the flirtation was out of control for the general public to see. Everyone in the audience got to witness the tension between the two as they flirted through their lip-syncing duel. 

8. The wrong time in the right place

Neither of them was single when they met, and some would say their relationship was doomed. At the time, they were both stuck in unhappy marriages, but since Blake is generally flirtatious, no one thought a thing of it. Soon, Blake’s divorce progressed, and he lost weight in the process. It was clear to anyone that he was going through a rough time. Although fans thought he was on a new workout regiment, he told America’s Morning Show, “I just stopped eating.”

9. New love on the horizon

After news broke that they were dating, Gwen started talking about how Blake made her feel good after so many years with Gavin the control freak. Gavin publicly responded claiming that Gwen and her new beau were out to ruin his image in order to justify their relationship. Sources say that Gwen was actually the needy one who never let Gavin devote time to his career.

10. A trip to NYC and other steamy moments

Blake was spotted in the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. Just minutes after, Gwen followed him in. The two were trying to be inconspicuous, but it was obvious something was going on, especially to friends of the couple. They were also reported to be holding hands at Jared Leto’s Halloween party, but it was at Adam Levine’s party that the two shared some truly intimate moments. 

11. A Country Music Awards reveal….or not

With so many haters, it’s no wonder that this couple wanted to keep their relationship secret.  But in an attempt to make a public gesture, they decided to make their debut at the CMAs, but Gwen changed her mind at the last minute and only attended the afterparty. She got criticism for this as it looked like she was trying to avoid Miranda Lambert, who was an obvious attendee. 

12. Blake seeks advice from another judge on The Voice

When Blake was first crushing on Gwen, he asked another judge for advice: Christina Aguilera. It’s not a good idea to ask your co-worker about dating your other co-worker. Especially because Christina ended up laughing in his face and thought he was joking because she never believed Gwen would fall in love with a country singer. After they went public, Adam Levine called their PDA “gross” saying, “they’re so in love it’s disgusting.”

13. From an affair to a wedding and kids

Just months after their relationship was revealed, the couple made big news when an inside source revealed that Gwen was working with celebrity wedding planner Jerri Woolworth. They collaborated on Stefani’s Christmas album, and friends even say they’re determined to get pregnant and have a baby. Their families are fully blended and often travel together. Still, despite all these rumors, the couple has made it clear that they’re committed but not in a rush. 

14. Will Blake ever heal?

Even though this happy couple has come a long way, a friend says that despite being divorced from Mirada Lambert for a while, he’s still “devastated” and time hasn’t yet healed him. Plus, all those media rumors about his drinking issues haven’t helped.  Additionally, many people don’t know about Blake’s first wife, Kaynette Gern, and how he cheated on her. Blake was still married to his first wife when he met Miranda. Gern ended up auctioning off her wedding dress on eBay. 

15. A true romance or just a rebound?

The two both met when they were in unhappy marriages and bonded over similar emotional traumas, and some would call that a rebound. Plus, Blake’s reputation means that the rumors will always exist. We can only hope that Blake doesn’t repeat his pattern and end up breaking another heart. Still, that broken heart makes for some pretty good country music lyrics!