Did 'trust issues' force Blake Shelton to divorce Miranda Lambert and get closer to Gwen Stefani?
Before the two lovebirds found each other, they were involved in other painfully failed relationships
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are making the most of their quarantine period in Shelton's ranch in Oklahoma — writing music together and spending quality time with their families.
On April 13, Stefani gave Shelton a haircut and it wasn't just a trim.
The singer got Jimmy Fallon's initials shaved on his hair by Stefani during his 'Tonight Show' home edition interview.
The new mullet haircut, to Fallon, seemed to be so much similar to that of 'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic that he said, "Dude, you are so Tiger King right now you have no idea."
Earlier, Shelton had gone live on Instagram with songwriter Shane McAnally ahead of a new episode of 'The Voice' and the season premiere of 'Songland'. And Stefani couldn't resist from crashing his IG chat with flirty comments that had thousands of their fans swooning.
'I want to make out with Blake,' 'Blake, why do you gotta be so cute' and 'Blake, do you want to hang out with me?' were some of her comments. This adorable back and forth entertained their fans a lot.
A source says that their relationship is "stronger than ever".
"They're living a quiet life in the country right now," the source said on April 13. "They decided that separating themselves from city life was best for their family. Right now, they feel blessed to have a home they can escape to during this difficult time... It is such a change of pace for everyone, and it's truly helped to remind them of how important having family time can be."
Together the couple is also "working on Gwen's dream garden".
Oh to be isolated with the love of your life!
But before the two lovebirds found each other, they were involved in other painfully failed relationships.
Stefani was married to rock band Bush's lead singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale until she filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage in 2015 citing "irreconcilable differences". Simultaneously, in July 2015, Shelton announced his divorce from his wife of that time Miranda Lambert. At that time he had asked for privacy.
In November 2015, Stefani and Shelton's friendship turned romantic. It was a chapter in their lives that neither of them had seen coming. "It was a really super unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience," Stefani had said earlier that year, adding that their love literally saved her. "I don't think it's an accident that that happened. It saved me."
The couple confirmed her relationship after Stefani took to her Instagram to share images of them during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
What brought them together?
Of course their art — they co-wrote 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart' — a song that helped them both get over their trust issues. "We were getting over it, but we wrote this song about it, and it’s perfect," Shelton had said. What these insecurities and trust issues entailed is unknown but it is safe to assume that at some point, they were wronged by their previous partners.
But neither lost their faith in love. Their pain and heartbreak brought them together — saving each other, and the two are grateful to God for everything they have. "I think that the way that she and I were able to save each other's lives and get ourselves through that time it was evidence to us that God had a hand in it," Shelton said.
"So somewhere in that time of darkness, it ended up being the greatest moment of my life. It's amazing, it truly is," Shelton said.