Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani made their relationship Grammy performance official when they took to the stage together for the first time on Sunday night. For some fans, it wasn't all they expected.
Shelton, 43, and Stefani, 50, performed their song, "Nobody But You," which is featured on Shelton's latest album, "Fully Loaded: God's Country." The clip is found below.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar | Photo: Getty Images
For her part, Stefani wore a gorgeous flowing white gown complete with red and green jewel decor and a matching crown. Shelton looked smart in a classic black tux with a long tie.
The "Hell Right" singer opened the performance with his usual mic and guitar look. Later on, Stefani joined him, and the pair gave the star-studded audience a passionate delivery.
Before stepping out on stage at the Staples Center, Shelton and Stefani gushed about each other on the red carpet. There, Stefani also showed off a white tube dress with matching high boots.
The "Hollaback" singer claimed that her dress, which was covered in seashells, was inspired by her boyfriend's last name. The pair also spoke about the origin of their romantic song.
Unfortunately, following their performance, the pair received a lot more hate than one might expect for a song that's all about love. Criticism ranged from their voices to their chemistry.
Of course, a lot of memes were involved as people expressed how they felt. Many of them showed stars — and even muppets — displayed blank faces showing they were unimpressed.
Some people went further than that, noting that they just wanted it to end. For others, it was deeper. The couple just didn't appear to have enough chemistry between them.
Some viewers took a more neutral, glass-half-full stance. Twitter user Jessica Blankenship could appreciate the fact that the couple is just happy, and that's all that matters.
Twitter user Jessica Blankenship comments on Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's Grammy performance | Photo: Twitter/ blanketboat
Thankfully, some enjoyed the performance, even wanting to cry thanks to the genuine emotion of the duet. They might have cried sometime before that, too.
In another interview on the red carpet, Stefani reportedly gave credit to her beau for saving her "entire" life. She then poured more praise onto her boyfriend in a sweet display.
With lyrics like, "I don't wanna look back in thirty years and wonder who you're married to," it's hard not to see the pair tying the knot. We hope Stefani's Grammy white dress was a preview of things to come.