Blake Shelton credits 'miracle' Gwen Stefani for saving his life post his divorce with Miranda Lambert
Country singer Blake Shelton is opening up about his relationship with Gwen Stefani. The couple has been going strong after nearly three years of flirting and romance. However, falling in love with each other is not something that either of them had counted on. Blake Shelton appeared on NBC's Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, where he opened up about his budding relationship with the 'Hollaback Girl' singer. "When I was going through my divorce, and just, hit rock bottom just like anybody does when they go through something that devastating, it's a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the exact same moment in time."
"I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now talking about this, I think in the back of our minds we both kind of thought this is a rebound deal. I mean, because we're both coming out of a pretty low spot in our lives and we're kind of clinging to each other to get through this," Blake continued. Both Blake and Gwen divorced their respective partners, Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale in the year 2015 before they confirmed their relationship in November that same year. Gwen and Blake along with several others assumed that their relationship would be a quick rebound relationship.
"Now here we are, going on three years later, and every day that goes by it just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us and it constantly feels like it's going to the next level. That's the only way I think either one of us could describe it if she was sitting right here," Blake continued. The couple has been enjoying each other's company over the past couple of weeks, and Gwen even shared some pictures of her and Blake along with Stefani's sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo spending time out on a boat and out in nature.
In the year 2016, Shelton told CMT, that his relationship with the fellow 'Voice' coach was, "not something that anybody could have seen coming, besides God, I guess, because it doesn't look like it would make sense. But all I can tell you is it does, it just makes the most perfect sense for us and where we're at in our lives and I tell people all the time, Gwen saved my life last year, she did and I think she would probably tell you something similar about me." When asked if there will be wedding bells anytime soon he said, "I think about [marrying her]. I don't think it's anytime soon or anything. The more time that goes by, I guess, the closer you'd be getting to that."
"We didn't really know each other that well. Even in the first season that Gwen was on [The Voice], I didn't ever really get to know her that well. Just all of a sudden, this thing just happened because of stuff, things that we were going through. Saved my life, period," he continued. The pair came up with their hit duet, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" which received millions of views. "There's just been such media craze around us being together, I think that's why there's been a lot of views," Blake added.
The couple did not plan on writing a song together but when Stefani caught his eye, he really wanted to impress her. "It was odd because we wrote the song last fall sometime," he said referring to the songwriting process. "I started the song just because I was trying to impress her and I sent it to her on like voice memo. Just texted it to her" and fortunately for Blake, she loved it and sent him the next verse. "She wrote a verse that was brutally honest and didn't really go with my verse. I was writing about her, and she made it about us. I was so taken aback by it. F***, she's awesome."
Blake and Gwen had met two years prior to when they started dating on the show 'The Voice' when Gwen appeared on season seven. According to Billboard, She had recently given birth to her son Apollo and she and Shelton, "never really got to know her, other than small talk". When Stefani did not return for season 8, he assumed that he would probably not see her again. When she heard of his divorce, her reaction truly surprised him.
"I won't forget that day," he shared. "I looked over at Gwen -- who I didn't really know -- and she had these huge tears in her eyes. I thought, 'Wow, she feels super bad for me!' " Well, it was not only empathy and Gwen had not announced it at the time but she too was getting divorced. Later on that same day, she asked to speak to him alone. "I thought it was going to be another one of those things-are-going-to-be-OK talks," Blake recalled.
"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. 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," Blake added.
"Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can't even imagine the similarities in our divorces," Blake continued.