They're Engaged! A Timeline of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's Relationship
The couple — who met while coaching on The Voice — announced on Instagram on Oct. 27 that they're engaged
April 2014: First Meeting
November 2014: First Selfie
July-Sept. 2015: Getting Through Together
The coworkers soon turned confidants when they each went through their own respective heartbreaks in the summer of 2015. In July, Shelton and Lambert divorced, and in August, Stefani and Rossdale split.
Stefani told Howard Stern in July 2016 that when Shelton revealed his split from Lambert to the Voice team in July 2015, she “went white.”
“I was in shock, because I felt like he was exposing me. I just couldn’t even wrap my head around it,” Stefani admitted of the moment Shelton broke the news. “I didn’t want anyone to know what was going on with me… I had this huge weight on me and nobody but my parents and obviously everybody involved knew.”
Then, Stefani started to open up to Shelton about the end of her own marriage. “It was during that time, he came up to my chair… I never saw him look so upset. So then I was like, 'I gotta talk to you.'"
Stefani added it was "unbelievable that God would put us in a position to have each other at that moment, in the same exact moment." She also noted that she “wasn’t trying to start a relationship,” it just happened.
November 2015: Officially Together
A source confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE shortly thereafter that the pair had started to date. A representative for Shelton also confirmed the romance to PEOPLE, after the pair had everyone talking about their relationship status when they were spotted together over Halloween weekend that year.
“Blake and Gwen have begun dating,” said the insider. “They’ve been supporting each other through a difficult time and they’re really happy together.”
“Everyone is thrilled because they’re both incredibly nice people,” added the source.
January 2016: A Horse of Course
Talk about ride or die!
Oklahoma native Shelton got horses for Stefani and himself, telling Entertainment Tonight, “We got her a horse and I got myself a horse at the same time. Gwen, she loves riding and she loves horses. It’s actually so funny that people are so shocked by that, but … name me one girl on the planet that doesn’t love horses or just think that they are beautiful.”
February 2016: Red Carpet Ready
The pair made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
July 2016: A Lifesaver
Shelton told Billboard in 2016, "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."
November 2017: Supporting Her Sexiest Man
After Shelton was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, the country singer told PEOPLE that he credited his girlfriend of two years, Gwen Stefani, for convincing him to embrace the crown. “She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment,” Shelton said.
November 2018: A Christmas Duet
Though it wasn't the couple's first time sharing the mic, the pair coupled up for Stefani's Christmas album, performing together on the track, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas."
November 2018: Supportive Boyfriend
Shelton made sure to support his girlfriend while attending her Las Vegas residency in November 2018.
March 2019: Sweet Smooch
When a fan threw a copy of Stefani's Love. Angel. Music. Baby. album onstage at one of Shelton's shows, the singer gave it a long smooch and declared, "I haven't seen her in a couple weeks, so..."
August 2019: Reunited Onscreen
In 2019, Stefani returned to The Voice, making the pair coworkers yet again.
November 2019: Madly In Love
A source told PEOPLE, “They’re still madly in love and beyond inseparable,” the source revealed in November 2019. “Blake has wanted to take his time with marriage, but he is absolutely committed to Gwen. They both feel they’ve found their true partner in life and plan to be together forever.”
January 2020: New Year, New Duet
The couple premiered "Nobody But You," on Shelton's Fully Loaded: God's Country album in January 2020, and it sounds like the song is all about their relationship. They took their love song public, performing at the 2020 Grammys, and it eventually became their first to go No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart.
July 2020: They're 'Happy Anywhere'
The quarantine-inspired ballad, released amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is an ode to the pair's love.
The couple quarantined at Shelton's ranch in Oklahoma, with Stefani telling Entertainment Tonight, "We got to be in Oklahoma as a family. We got to do things we never get to do, like try to make sourdough bread, like everybody else in America, and just do so many fun things -- garden, tear down trees, plant tons of different things."
July 2020: Blake Opens Up About Gwen's Sons
Shelton has become a father figure to Stefani's sons, Apollo Bowie Flynn, Zuma Nesta Rock, and Kingston James McGregor. Shelton told the Today Show in July 2020 that he is balancing being their friend and a role model.
"That's a scary moment for me because it's one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddy, but you do have to consider after a while that they start to listen to things that you say. There's a lot of responsibility that comes with that," Shelton said, referring to a sweet Father's Day tribute from Stefani, posted in June 2020.
October 2020: Back on The Voice
Stefani once again returned to The Voice, with Shelton telling Entertainment Tonight, "Having Gwen back is very comforting to all the coaches," Shelton shared from the set of the upcoming season. "We were all able to just go back to the game we already knew. We all know how to play each other at this thing. It felt like the old gang got back together again, and we're having a blast."
October 2020: She Said Yes
Shelton shared the same post with a sweet caption of his own.
"Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life." he wrote. "I love you. I heard a YES!"