Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been going strong for years now. From overcoming hard times together and collaborating on romantic duets to dealing with constant wedding rumors, here's a look at how one of the cutest couples in music came together.
April 2014: First Encounter
No Doubt frontwoman-turned-solo star Gwen Stefani joins Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton as a coach on The Voice.
November 2014: Flirty Friends
Stefani posts her first picture with Shelton, a selfie captioned “[heart] him.”
July 2015: Blake & Miranda Lambert Divorce
The stars call it quits after a four-year reign as one of country music's hottest couples. With heavy hearts, they announced, ”We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
August 2015: Gwen Splits From Gavin Rossdale
After 13 years together, the rocker couple ended their marriage soon after Shelton and Lambert. Their joint statement read, “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
September 2015: Another Sweet Selfie
The pair lean on each other during mutual hard times, relating through the struggle of divorce.
October 2015: Clearly Chemistry
Stefani and Shelton appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and perform a duet rendition of Drake's “Hotline Bling.” The performance is packed with chemistry and perhaps some tension in Gwen's voice on the lyric “late night when you need my love.”
Later that month, the are-they-or-aren't-they couple are reportedly spotted at George Clooney's Halloween celebration before heading over to Jared Leto's. A source told E! News the pair was holding hands and eventually left together.
November 2015: It's Official
A rep for Shelton finally confirms the romance, saying, “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.” Stefani later told Ryan Seacrest, ”To be super honest, it is kind of crazy we both went through the same thing at the same time,” adding that they bonded through their divorces.
January 2016: Horsing Around
Oklahoma native Shelton gives Stefani a horse for her birthday. Perks of dating a cowboy. Shelton told ET, “I 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 if you can name me one girl on the planet that doesn't love horses or just thinks that they are beautiful.”
February 2016: Red-Carpet Debut
Gwen and Blake finally make their public debut as a couple at the Vanity Fair 2016 Oscars afterparty. Gwen performed at the event and wowed in red.
May 2016: Duet Performance at the Streets Talkin Music Awards
Blake and Gwen beamed in love during a sweet performance of “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” at the BBMAs. They ended the song hand in hand.
June 2016: Blake Opens Up to Streets Talkin
Shelton opened up about heartbreak and new love in his cover-story interview, revealing, “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.”
September 2016: Rumors Arise
Ellen asks Gwen point blank about wedding plans, and the smitten singer simply giggles along saying, “I'll let you know.”
Feb 2017: Gwen Gushes Over All Things Blake
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gwen talks about Shelton's love of the woods and all things camo, plus taking him to Disneyland. She gushes through the entire interview, and it's cute.
October 2017: Adam Levine Weighs In
Levine told Howard Stern the couple was “so in love it's disgusting.” The Maroon 5 singer added, “It's so funny. They found each other at really interesting times in their lives. It's really beautiful. Because it's in the public eye, a lot of people want to have their own bullshit opinions about it, but I'm, like, there. I see it every day. I have a pretty unique perspective on it, and it's real, man.”
November 2017: Blake Shelton Crowned People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
After her beau earned the Sexiest Man Alive title, Stefani told Ellen, “He doesn’t even like to do a photo shoot. You can never convince him to do it. So he just called me like, ‘They want me to do this.’ And I was like, ‘You should totally do it! You’re so sexy!’”
December 2017: Holiday Cheer
The couple unites for a cheerful performance of their duet “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” They stare into each other's eyes and look so in love, it hurts.
April 2018: More Wedding Rumors
Gwen sits down with Ellen and admits that she thinks about getting married all the time. Hint-hint, Blake.
June 2018: Supportive BF
Before kicking off her Las Vegas residency, Shelton caught his girlfriend rehearsing, and shouted her praises on Twitter. She responded with the hashtag, #Bestboyfriendever.
On opening night of the residency, Gwen posted an adorable photo series, with youngest son Zuma snuggled on Blake's lap.
July 2018: 'Super In Love'
In an interview with In Style, Gwen admits that her look is more feminine than ever before. She adds, “It’s probably because I’m super in love and have a really manly man [Blake Shelton]. I enjoy letting that part of me come out.”