Shelton kissed his girlfriend in the audience before gushing about her during his acceptance speech for Top Country Artist

By Melody Chiu
May 21, 2017 10:15 PM
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Blake Shelton‘s just the guy with the girl everybody wants to know — and a shiny new Billboard Music Awards trophy.

“Wow! That was pretty cool. I had a good feeling,” he said during his acceptance speech for top country artist after sharing a sweet congratulatory kiss with Gwen Stefani in the audience. “I felt like I was the luckiest guy in the room anyway because Gwen is here with me, so I had a good feeling about it.”

The country singer, 40, had his girlfriend, 47, grinning from ear to ear as he went on to thank his fans.

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“I know this award is based on facts and industry things, sales and streaming and radio airplay and all that stuff, but I think … if it weren’t for the fans, we wouldn’t have the sales and ticket sales and the airplay,” he said. “Thank you fans, first and foremost.”

Later in the night, Shelton led a standing ovation for Stefani when she went onstage to present the Icon award to Cher.

Throughout the show, the Voice coaches — who have been dating since November 2015 — were seen having a blast in the audience, singing along to performances and cheering on their fellow entertainers.