Stefani and Shelton kept up their sweet rapport while filming the first part of the competition show's finale on Monday

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated December 15, 2015 01:35 PM
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This season of The Voice is drawing to an end but Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton‘s romance is hotter than ever.

While taping the first part of season 9’s live finale in Universal City, California, on Monday, the duo kept up their sweet report while the cameras weren’t looking.

The singer, 46, walked over to Shelton’s chair during a break and the two giggled and smiled while conversing. Later, after Shelton performed while Stefani looked on approvingly, the country crooner stopped to whisper in her ear. The pair hasn’t been shy about their love on set, and the latest episode wasn’t any exception.

It wasn’t all smiles for the “Used to Love You” singer, though. Stefani got emotional, tearing up during contestant Barrett Baber’s rendition of Thomas Rhett‘s “Die a Happy Man.”

After host Carson Daly called out her tears, she responded, “It all came together, letting it come out and tell a story it was really really good.”

During a press conference, Shelton, who has been dating Stefani over the past few months, said he felt this season of the show was special because of the relationship between the costars.

“I’ll tell you one of the things for me personally is getting back to this particular combination of coaches,” he said of season 9. “There’s something to be said about every combination… But there’s something about this one that is a standout to me because there’s just so much history here with these four coaches. You can’t fake that. There’s friendships that go way back. When you get to work with your friends like … who gets to do that? It’s pretty cool.”

The singer, 39, also continued his push to get Stefani back as a fifth coach on the show’s next season, teasing Daly about his pull in the matter as executive producer.

“I’ll see you next season Gwen,” Shelton said, with hope.

Things appear to be going well for the new couple, as they were spotted getting affectionate while out out at Casa Vega restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California, last week.

The Season 9 winner of The Voice will be announced Tuesday during a two-hour live finale at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.