Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani found each other when they were both going through tough times.
When you are sure about your partner, you want to do more than just going on a date or holding hands. It makes you want to commit to the person and gives you the confidence to take your relationship to the next level. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are in such a phase. After uniting with each other following their devastating breakup, the two have managed to grow together in love. Recently, the couple bought a mansion together showing the world that they have decided to move forward hand in hand.
According to Variety, the house is in Encino, a city in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. Though most of the details are still under wraps, the luxurious mansion is reported to cost a staggering $13.2 million. The 13,000-square-foot mansion, situated on a "very private" 1.6-acre plot, has three floors and is well-equipped with a four-car garage, movie theater, and large outdoor pool and spa with cabana. As per People, Stefani sold the house she shared with Gavin Rossdale after their divorce.
With the pandemic in place, Stefani and Shelton are isolating together along with Stefani's three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo at a ranch in Oklahoma. The ranch is also in close proximity to Shelton's parents' home. However, the country singer has not been able to see them due to social distancing. Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 43-year-old Shelton stated, "My mom and step-dad live about 10 miles from here, I haven't seen them since the middle of March except waving from the truck window. That's about it," according to People.
He added, "We haven't left. I had to cancel my tour, we were in Omaha, Nebraska and we were actually building the production that day and finally just decided — that's when pretty much the bottom was falling out of any of the touring and live events — so we just canceled and Gwen and I immediately came here and we haven't left," according to People.
Shelton and Stefani connected with each other through the reality show, The Voice. Having gone through a horrific betrayal, Stefani found a companion in Shelton, who had also gone through a similar experience.
"She didn't tell me much, because we didn't know each other at the time, but she said, 'I'm going through something very similar to what you're going through. I understand. And I hate it.' That's kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day," said Shelton, alluding to the initial days of their relationship. He continued, "It went from that, to checking in on each other once a week through email -- 'This shit happened to me, what happened to you?' -- to maybe three times a week, then every day, to 'Hey, here's my phone number if you ever want to text.' Next thing I know, I wake up and she's all I care about, and I'm wondering if she feels the same about me," according to Billboard.
Their friendship eventually became love and in 2015, the couple acknowledged it publically. "All of a sudden, and she became my closest ally, my friend, my person in my life who had my back, and I had hers. And created this bond with somebody that I never would have thought in a million years," said Shelton about their union to Rolling Stone. They healed each other of the scars of their previous relationship and Stefani credited Shelton for the positive change in her life.
"Nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture. I feel as if I spent the last four years healing — you know, trying to build my life again. Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts," said Stefani to People.
The couple is so in love that despite the years that went by, Shelton feels as though it's all-new. "It's kind of a blur. It still feels like it's pretty new to me. I guess it is, relatively. Four years isn't forever, but man, it seems like it just happened in no time," said the artist to People.
Not only are the couple, friends, and romantic partners, but they also collaborate to make music. Their recent song Nobody But You reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in April. Talking about the song, Shelton said, "It fits my story. I was about to go in and record when I decided that it needed Gwen on it—because it is our song. I think it's magic," according to E! Online
Undoubtedly, their story is nothing less than magical.