For years fans have been anxiously waiting for Blake Shelton to pop the question to Gwen Stefani but their hopes for a big wedding may be foiled.
Country star Blake Shelton and pop diva Gwen Stefani have been everyone's favorite couple since they first made their romance public back in late 2015.
After five long years, the two are finally engaged and are making plans for what will probably be a quiet and intimate wedding ceremony with only close friends and family in attendance.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images
Sources close to the couple have indicated that Stefani and Shelton are planning on marrying each other not once, but twice. The time frame being considered in the summer of 2021.
Nevertheless, the couple is ready to move their wedding date up to the fall, depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After their wedding, the couple will be dividing their time between their Oaklahoma ranch and the new $13 million Los Angeles home that they bought
Stefani shares her sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6 with former husband Gavin Rossdale, and Shelton first consulted them before proposing to their mom.
The two announced the long-anticipated proposal on Instagram. Shelton shared a snap of himself and Stefani in what looks like a chapel, and captioned the post:
"Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!"
Stefani and Shelton during the 7th season of NBC's "The Voice" and struck up a friendship. At that time, both were married -- Shelton to singer Miranda Lambert, and Stefani to Rossdale.
A year later, Stefani announced her divorce from Rossdale after 20 years together, just weeks after Shelton and Lambert separated after four years of marriage.
After their wedding, the couple will be dividing their time between their Oaklahoma ranch and the new $13 million Los Angeles home that they bought in May 2020.
Shelton is already devoted to Stefani's three boys, and they to him, and it may be that the two may decide to grow their family after they marry.