Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's Relationship Timeline

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton first met while coaching on The Voice in 2014 and tied the knot over the July Fourth weekend in 2021. Here is a timeline of their relationship

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April 2014: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton meet while taping 'The Voice'

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The couple met while coaching contestants on The Voice in 2014 when the series started taping season 7 in April 2014.

At the time, both were still with their previous spouses. Stefani was married to rocker Gavin Rossdale, while Shelton was married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert.

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November 25, 2014: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton post their first selfie together

Stefani posted her first photo with the country singer on Nov. 25, 2014 while on The Voice set, simply captioning the snap, "💓him @blakeshelton @nbcthevoice gx."

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Summer 2015: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton bond over their respective divorces

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.

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November 2015: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton begin dating

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A source confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE shortly thereafter that the pair had started dating. 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 an 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.

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January 24, 2016: Blake Shelton buys both him and Gwen Stefani horses

Talk about ride or die!

Oklahoma native Shelton got horses for Stefani and himself, telling Entertainment Tonight, "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."

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February 28, 2016: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton make their red carpet debut

EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
EAST HAMPTON, NY – AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo).

The pair made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

"They acted like giddy teenagers at a high school dance," a fellow attendee told PEOPLE. "They were holding hands the whole night and didn't leave each other's sides. I don't think either of them stopped smiling the entire time they were there."

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July 2016: Blake Shelton says that Gwen Stefani "saved my life"

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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."

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November 2017: Gwen Stefani celebrates Blake Shelton being named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty

After Shelton was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, the country singer told PEOPLE that he credited Stefani 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.

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September 22, 2017: Gwen Stefani releases the song "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" featuring Blake Shelton

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton in January. Kevin Mazur/Getty

Though it wasn't the couple's first time sharing the mic, the pair coupled up for Stefani's Christmas album. Stefani released the album's title single, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," on Sept. 22, 2017. The duo performed the song together on the Dec. 4, 2017 episode of The Voice.

The following year, Stefani released a humorous music video for the song featuring Shelton.

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June 27, 2018: Blake Shelton attends the premiere show of Gwen Stefani's Las Vegas residency

Shelton made sure to support his girlfriend while attending the premiere show of her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood's Zappos Theater on June 27, 2018.

"I see a lot of admiring eyes on my sparkles. I know, it's ridiculous," Stefani said to the crowd during the performance. "You don't know what it's like to wear a cowgirl costume right in front of Blake Shelton. It's like my fantasy come true."

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March 22, 2019: Blake Shelton kisses a Gwen Stefani album cover on stage

When a fan threw a copy of Stefani's Love. Angel. Music. Baby. album onstage at Shelton's March 22, 2019 show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the singer gave it a long smooch and declared, "She is awesome! And hot! I haven't seen her in a couple weeks, so ..."

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August 2019: Gwen Stefani returns to 'The Voice' alongside Blake Shelton

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After taking a hiatus from The Voice in May 2017 after the end of season 12, Stefani returned as a judge alongside Shelton for the premiere of season 17 on Sept. 23, 2019 (recorded in August). The couple were coworkers once yet again.

"She literally makes my day 100 percent better," Shelton told PEOPLE about Stefani returning to the series.

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November 2019: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are "still madly in love"

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
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A source told PEOPLE, "They're still madly in love and beyond inseparable. 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."

"He still thinks he is so lucky that she wants to be with him and thinks she is the most beautiful woman in the world," added the source.

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December 13, 2019: Blake Shelton releases song "Nobody But You" featuring Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton. Emma McIntyre/Getty

The couple premiered the song "Nobody But You" on Shelton's 2019 album Fully Loaded: God's Country, and it sounded like the song was all about their relationship.

Shelton and Stefani took their love song public when they performed it at the 2020 Grammys, and it eventually became their first to go No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart.

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July 24, 2020: Blake Shelton releases song "Happy Anywhere" featuring Gwen Stefani

Shelton and Stefani released the quarantine-inspired ballad "Happy Anywhere" in July 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic as 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."

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July 24, 2020: Blake Shelton speaks about being a role model to Gwen Stefani's sons

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Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani's sons Kingston (L) and Zuma. Gwen Stefani/Instagram

Shelton has become a father figure to Stefani's sons, Apollo Bowie Flynn, Zuma Nesta Rock and Kingston James McGregor. Shelton told Today on July 24, 2020 that he was balancing being their friend with taking on the job of 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.

The No Doubt singer (who shares her sons with ex Gavin Rossdale) shared a collection of photos to her Instagram feed of her boyfriend spending time with all three boys over the years.

"Happy father's day @blakeshelton thank u for helping me raise these boys!! #weloveyou! G❤️K❤️Z❤️A gx," Stefani wrote in the post's caption.

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October 19, 2020: Gwen Stefani returns to 'The Voice' alongside Blake Shelton

Stefani again returned to The Voice for the show's 19th season after taking a hiatus from the judge's chair the previous season.

Regarding her return to the series, Shelton told Entertainment Tonight, "Having Gwen back is very comforting to all the coaches. 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."

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October 27, 2020: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announce their engagement

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's engagement. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

The couple announced their engagement on Oct. 27, 2020, with Stefani sharing a photo of her ring alongside her new fiancé. The caption? A simple "yes please! 💍🙏🏻"

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!"

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January 14, 2021: Gwen Stefani says she and Blake Shelton had "healing to do" before their engagement

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
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During an interview with Today, the No Doubt singer shared that the couple had to talk things through before taking the next step in their relationship. After having both gone through divorces, Stefani told the outlet, "I think there was a lot to consider when you have so many people involved. Children, and their hearts, and everybody in my family [and] his family, we all went through a lot together."

"So I think in a romantic way, when you fall in love so hard and so unexpectedly — and so late in your life — you think 'I want to marry you!' That's the first romantic reaction, like, 'Let's get married,' " she continued. "So we always talked about it, of course, and I think that as the years were going by, it didn't need to happen. There was a lot of healing to do."

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June 10, 2021: Gwen Stefani shares videos from her bridal shower before her wedding to Blake Shelton

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The soon-to-be bride revealed bits from her surprise bridal shower on Instagram on June 10.

"I got kidnapped by my family to celebrate," she said in a selfie video. "I'm getting married!"

Stefani shared photos of several of her gifts, including a card "to the Bride to Be" and some pretty pink flowers. "Feeling loved feeling blessed," she wrote.

She also shared a photo of herself as she sipped some wine and held onto one of her gifts. "👰🏼‍♀️💍🥰 gx," the star captioned the photo from a friend's Instagram story that read, "SHE'S GETTING MARRIIIEEEED."

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June 2021: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are "ecstatic" about their wedding

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Memorial Day
Gwen and Blake. Gwen Stefani/Instagram

The couple are excited to tie the knot this summer in front of family and friends, a source told PEOPLE in June.

"Ever since they got engaged, they have both been adamant that no wedding will happen until it's safe for family and friends to attend. Gwen expressed early on that she really wanted a summer wedding," the source said. "She was upset earlier this year when it seemed to be no end in sight for the pandemic. She slowly started planning the wedding this spring though."

"They are both ecstatic that it can finally happen. They are getting married this summer. Gwen's boys will be very involved," the insider added. "Blake is a great extra dad and very close with the boys."

They came one step closer on July 1, when news broke they'd picked up a marriage license in Oklahoma.

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July 3, 2021: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton get married

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Shelton and Stefani tied the knot at the country singer's Tishomingo ranch over the Fourth of July weekend, PEOPLE confirmed.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Page Six posted photos of what appeared to be the Oklahoma wedding festivities from the previous day.

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March 30, 2022: Blake Shelton reminisces about meeting wife Gwen Stefani at "work"

Shelton shared an Instagram video — paired to one-time The Voice coach Pharrell Williams' "Just a Cloud Away" — highlighting his relationship with Stefani after the couple met on the set of The Voice in 2015.

"Shows up for work. Meets my wife," Shelton wrote over the series of photos that documented their time meeting on the singing competition show to their wedding day.

"THE @gwenstefani," he captioned the clip.

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May 13, 2022: Gwen Stefani returns to 'The Voice' alongside Blake Shelton

In a TikTok video, Stefani announced that she would once again return to the coach's chair on The Voice for the show's 22nd season after taking a hiatus from the judge's chair after the 19th season.

She had some fun with the video announcement by including fellow season 22 coaches Shelton and John Legend in the video as the trio sang along to "Grace Kelly" by Mika.

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June 1, 2022: Blake Shelton calls Gwen Stefani "magical"

While speaking with PEOPLE about his "Helmet of Heroes" collaboration with IndyCar driver Jimmie Johnson, Shelton took a moment to speak about his love for his wife and the impact she has on others.

"I wish everybody could have a chance to meet and talk to Gwen Stefani at some point in their life because you'll just be a better person for it, is the only way I know to say it," Shelton said. "She's just a magical person to be around."

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June 18, 2022: Gwen Stefani surprises Blake Shelton with a birthday cake and serenade on stage

To celebrate Shelton's 46th birthday, Stefani served up a surprise during Shelton's performance at the Country Summer Music Festival in Santa Rosa, California.

In a video shared to Instagram and Twitter, Stefani walked out on stage with a chocolate cake as the crowd cheered. Stefani grabbed a microphone and said to the crowd in Santa Rosa, California, "Let's do this!" She then led the concertgoers to sing "Happy Birthday." The smiling Shelton took hold of the cake and pretended to blow out the cake's unlit candles.

Later, Shelton shared the moment to social media, writing, "Thank y'all for all the birthday wishes this past weekend and for y'all who came out to party at Country Summer!!! What a damn time we had.. also.. I love you @gwenstefani!!!!"

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July 3, 2022: Gwen Stefani shares video from her wedding to Blake Shelton to celebrate their anniversary

To celebrate her one-year wedding anniversary with Shelton, Stefani posted a video montage of moments from their wedding on Instagram set to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." The clip included Shelton pulling back Stefani's wedding veil, the couple dancing and a kiss.

"1 year down, forever to go!" Stefani captioned the post, tagging Shelton, who replied: "I love you! Thank you for saying yes!!!!!"

Shelton also celebrated their anniversary by sharing a photo from the ceremony on Instagram, writing in the caption, "Happy anniversary to the woman that makes my world go round... @Gwen Stefani, because of you, this year has been the best year of my life. I love you!!!! Thank you for saying yes!"

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September 10, 2022: Gwen Stefani makes Grand Ole Opry debut alongside Blake Shelton

While performing at the iconic Nashville venue, Shelton brought Stefani on stage. The couple performed "Nobody but You" and "Happy Anywhere." The pop star received a standing ovation after each song.

"I'm so nervous, I'm so excited, this is one of those things that you don't dream about if you're me — and then all of a sudden I'm here with Blake Shelton," Stefani said to the crowd. "It's a miracle, I'm so grateful, thank you so much."

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September 15, 2022: Gwen Stefani says she 'already won' when she married Blake Shelton ahead of 'The Voice' premiere

Stefani and Shelton met on The Voice in 2014 — but season 22 marks the first time they've competed against each other as a married couple. The pop star told PEOPLE that she was nervous to return to the show after a two-season hiatus.

"I didn't know what it would be like," Stefani said. "Because it is different. He's my husband. That's crazy. I already won. I already won. I can't win again, right?"

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October 3, 2022: Gwen Stefani reminisces about first red carpet with Blake Shelton

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Stefani reminsiced about her first public date with Shelton.

"It was the Oscars Vanity Fair party," she explained, when asked about an old photo of herself in a stunning red gown. "I think I played at the party and then we went out that night. That melts me when I see it. It's such a moment for me — a good one."

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October 17, 2022: Gwen Stefani celebrates anniversary of her engagement to Blake Shelton

Stefani marked her second engagement anniversary on Instagram by posting a sweet photo of her and Shelton kissing. In the snap, the singer holds up her hand to show off her engagement ring.

"2 years ago today😦🥰 🙏🏻❤️ gx @blakeshelton," Stefani captioned the photo.

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October 26, 2022: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend Matrix Awards in New York City

Stefani was honored at the New York Women in Communications' 52nd Annual Matrix Awards, and Shelton had the responsibility of introducing her on stage.

"I am humbled and excited to speak about my wonderful wife and duet partner today, as she is honored for putting women at the forefront and championing women consistently throughout her prolific career," he said. "Gwen is not just a wonderful mother, singer and entrepreneur – she is an icon."

Stefani then gave her own speech.

"Obviously, my favorite award ever, Blake Shelton, for marrying me. Wow, this is surreal — weird Blake talking about me like that. Thank you so much, you're such a babe, and you're so awesome," she said.

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November 2, 2022: Gwen Stefani calls Blake Shelton her "best friend"

During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Stefani spoke to host Drew Barrymore about meeting Shelton following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale.

"I was like, 'I'm gonna wake up every day, I'm gonna have a coffee, I'm gonna take care of my kids and then I'm gonna go to bed.' Like I'm never gonna kiss anyone," recalled the singer. "I thought my life was over and then Blake Shelton's like, 'Hey. I'm Blake Shelton.' "

"Finding a best friend, someone that is on the same plane when it comes to morals, or just the way you look at life, that's the dream," she added.

Stefani continued, "We think the same about things, yet we're so different. Like, he's watching football and doing his stuff that he does, and I'm putting makeup on. We're so different, yet we're so the same on so many levels."

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November 30, 2022: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton perform at Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting

The couple sang "You Make it Feel Like Christmas," a holiday tune they released in 2017. Stefani stunned in a strapless green gown, while Shelton wore a red flannel shirt and jeans.

"thx for ringing in the holiday szn with me & @blakeshelton," the pop star captioned a carousel of images on Instagram.

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December 7, 2022: Blake Shelton says he and Gwen Stefani bond over gardening

During his cover story interview with PEOPLE, Shelton revealed that gardening has been the couple's "biggest bonding activity," along with watching Ozark on the couch in sweatpants.

"That's our life now, and we love it," he said.

The country star went on to share that he's prioritizing time with Stefani and her kids over his career.

"Even though I'm a stepparent, I take that job very seriously. The kids see me as a very important person in their life," Shelton said. "[When they ask,] 'Why isn't Blake here?' I take that stuff to heart. I've made plenty of money, but you can't buy time back. I don't want any regrets."

Shelton told PEOPLE that he feels very "settled" with Stefani and that their relationship is the "easiest thing" he's ever been a part of.

"To me, she's my best friend and everything that I need and lean on," he said.

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February 15, 2023: Gwen Stefani wishes Blake Shelton a happy Valentine's Day

Gwen Stefani wishing Blake Shelton a Happy Valentine's Day
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Gwen Stefani/Instagram

Stefani marked Valentine's Day with a sweet Instagram post dedicated to Shelton.

The No Doubt alum shared romantic photos, including a snap of her Valentine's Day-themed manicure, a selfie with a bouquet of flowers and a picture of her and the country star posing with their heads leaned in together.

"Happy Valentine's Day to my cowboy @blakeshelton love u! #nobodybutyou ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️," she wrote in the caption.

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April 2, 2023: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend the CMT Awards

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Emma McIntyre/Getty

Stefani and Shelton walked the CMT Awards red carpet for the first time as a couple. The "Hollaback Girl" singer turned heads in a Valentino ensemble that included a gold mini skirt and furry boots, while Shelton wore his signature suit jacket paired with jeans and cowboy boots.

Later that evening, Stefani performed No Doubt's hit single "Just a Girl" with Carly Pearce. Shelton also took the stage for a performance of his songs "Austin" and "No Body."

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May 12, 2023: Gwen Stefani gives speech at Blake Shelton's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend Blake Shelton's Star Ceremony on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Frazer Harrison/Getty

At Shelton's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Stefani said a few kind words about her husband.

"The reason Blake Shelton is here today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is because you are part of the country dream, the Hollywood dream and you are part of the American dream," she said. "And everybody knows you are my dream come true. I love you."

The "Just a Girl" singer continued: "He's humble, he's genuine, and trust me, wherever we go, everybody feels like they know Blake Shelton. He's magnetic, the most generous person you'll ever know."

Shelton then followed with his own speech.

"I kind of stopped checking things off my list of great accomplishments in my life when I married Gwen, so this is just icing on the cake," he said. "I love you so much, and that's the great thing that's happened along this journey."

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