A Perfect Match: Gwen Stefani Explains Why Her Marriage To Blake Shelton “Just Works” Despite Different Lifestyles

“When you’re with a guy from Oklahoma who rides tractors, and you’re from Orange County, but it just works,” Stefani wrote.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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Posted on August 9, 2023

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy of Instagram

When it comes to Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, it’s easy to see that he’s a little bit country, while she’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. And, while the two superstars are quite the contrast, they have proven time and time again that opposites do attract.

Showcasing that their marriage has been nothing but a “Sweet Escape,” Stefani, 53, took to TikTok with a video dedicated to her relationship with the country crooner, 47. 

“When you’re with a guy from Oklahoma who rides tractors, and you’re from Orange County, but it just works,” Stefani captioned the video, set to her new song, “True Babe.”

@gwenstefani

it just works ♥️ @Blake Shelton

♬ True Babe – Gwen Stefani

Different Lifestyles

With her words, Stefani shared a montage of videos spliced together that shine the light on her and Shelton’s different lifestyles. One portion of the clip finds Stefani riding around on Shelton’s ranch in Tishomingo, Okla., while dressed in a ball cap and T-shirt. Another scene shows the pop singer wearing her iconic and futuristic style of clothes while applying lip-gloss onto Shelton on the set of The Voice

Despite being somewhat of an odd pairing, Shelton and Stefani seem like a match made in heaven, always smiling with each other and sharing adorable footage of their relationship on their respective social media pages. 

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of Instagram Stories
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of Instagram Stories

Blake Shelton Is Gwen Stefani’s Kids’ Stepdad

In June, as part of Father’s Day, the mother of three took to Instagram to share her appreciation for Shelton, who stepped up to be a step-father to her boys, Apollo, 9, Zuma, 14, and Kingston, 17, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. 

“Happy bday and Father’s Day, @blakeshelton <3 I love u more than anything gx,” Stefani captioned a post, which includes a reel of videos of her and Shelton on various special occasions, including their wedding day.

Along with that, she wished Shelton a happy birthday on her Instagram Stories, writing “HAPPY BDAY TO MY EVERYTHING COWBOY.”

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The month prior, Stefani took the podium outdoors to honor Shelton with a heartwarming speech before he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“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,” Stefani said during the ceremony, according to PEOPLE. “And everybody knows you are my dream come true. I love you.”

“He’s humble, he’s genuine and, trust me, wherever we go, everybody feels like they know Blake Shelton,” she continued. “Blake, you are a rare human being, and for all the success that you’ve had in your life as a singer, a songwriter, a musician, a performer and entertainer, an actor, a comedian, an entrepreneur, he’s the same guy today as he was back then, a country guy with a love for country music. He’s magnetic, the most generous person you’ll ever know, and always just him. No matter where he goes, making people happy, laugh, making jokes.”

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Kingston, Zuma, Apollo; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar/HCC
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Kingston, Zuma, Apollo; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar/HCC

Next year, Gwen Stefani will receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate her iconic, more than three-decade long career in music.

“Who’s gonna tell her she’s receiving a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star?!” she wrote in the caption. “this feels like a dream 🌟!! thank u to everyone who made this possible.”

Stefani and Shelton met back in 2014 while serving as coaches on NBC’s The Voice. They wed in July of 2021 at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch and recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. 

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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