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Blake Shelton Said Gwen Stefani 'Saved' Him after His Divorce — She 'Went White' after Hearing He Left His Ex

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Jul 10, 2022
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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani finally got married after dating for six years. "The Voice" judges met at a time when they were both processing and healing from difficult losses, but that only made them stronger.

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It was all love at first sight when Blake Shelton and his former wife Miranda Lambert performed the duet of "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" in 2003.

Both country superstars were in serious relationships at the time. However, soon after, Shelton divorced his then-wife Kaynette Williams, and Lambert broke off her engagement to Jeff Allan McManus, and they started dating in 2005.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performing at the CMA awards in Las Vegas 2009. |Source: Getty Images

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performing at the CMA awards in Las Vegas 2009. |Source: Getty Images

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Shelton and Lambert were the hottest country couple; for almost a decade, they openly expressed their deep connection, so when their divorce was rumored, it shocked many.

Just a few months before the split, the country duo had shared how they make their relationship work despite their busy schedules with E-News.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in Las Vegas 2007. | Source: Getty Images

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in Las Vegas 2007. | Source: Getty Images

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The separation between the country singers seemed peaceful at first. In a combined statement, the couple confirmed their split. Shelton and Lambert wrote.

“This is not the future we envisioned, and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately."

BLAKE AND MIRANDA'S AMICABLE DIVORCE TURNED MESSY

Lambert and Shelton presented their divorce as amicable; however, weeks after the announcement, TMZ reported that Shelton filed for divorce because he believed Lambert was cheating.

The split started to become messier because Lambert responded that Shelton was the unfaithful one during their four years of marriage.

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Blake Shelton in Pasadena 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Blake Shelton in Pasadena 2016. | Source: Getty Images

The back and forth between the two country singers became so ugly that Shelton ordered his ex-wife to remove her exotic animals from the ranch they shared in Oklahoma.

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In 2019 the Nashville singer got secretly married to police officer Bredon McLoughlin, but Us Magazine reported that the Voice Judge did not know anything about his ex-wife union. Shelton and Lambert have not been in contact since their divorce was finalized.

Miranda Lambert and her husband Brendan McLoughlin in Las Vegas 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Miranda Lambert and her husband Brendan McLoughlin in Las Vegas 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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BLAKE BECAME THE BEST FRIEND & SUPPORTER OF 'THE VOICE' COLLEAGUE GWEN

When Shelton started filming the ninth season of "The Voice," his divorce had not been public; however, he knew it would be final by the time the blind auditions aired.

The more the country star and R&B singer shared their healing process, the more they started caring for each other.

So, the country sensation confided in his colleagues about his separation, one of the people he was vulnerable with on set was Gwen Stefani.

Gwen Stefani on "The Voice" in 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Gwen Stefani on "The Voice" in 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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Stefani had joined "The Voice" cast in season seven; even though the singers had been working together for two years, they had not spoken or gotten to know each other.

However, Shelton was surprised when Stefani met his news with empathy, and tears filled in her eyes. Little did he know that Stefani was also secretly going through a divorce with her husband of 20 years.

Stefani also opened up about her relationship with Shelton on the Howard Stern Show. She told the podcast host that her separation from her ex-husband was torture. "I was in a hell of my life." Said the singer.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on "The Voice" 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on "The Voice" 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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Stefani recalls the moment Shelton announced his divorce to "The Voice" crew. The singer and songwriter said she just "went white" when he revealed his split.

Although no one on the set knew that Stefani was also experiencing something similar, she said, "I was in shock because I felt like he was exposing me."

Nonetheless, Stefani's disbelief at Shelton's news inspired her to go up to him and open up about her situation. The two singers connected on the difficult life-altering losses they were experiencing, which eventually formed a friendship.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on "The Voice" 2019.  | Source: Getty Images

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on "The Voice" 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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In the Howard Stern Podcast, Stefani said she had no intention of building a romantic relationship with Shelton. Still, one check-up email a week added up to three times a week, and eventually, the pair started speaking every day.

The more the country star and R&B singer shared their healing process, the more they started caring for each other. Before they even knew it they had developed feelings for each that could not be ignored.

Gwen Stefani in California 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Gwen Stefani in California 2020. | Source: Getty Images

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Even though Shelton might have forced Stefani to open up about her divorce, he feels that sharing the experience with her saved his life. Shelton said:

"Gwen saved my life. Who else could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can't even imagine the similarities in our divorces."

THE BEGINNING OF BLAKE AND GWEN'S LOVE STORY

Shelton and Stefani's friendship quickly turned into romance; after just four months of Shelton's divorce from Lambert, "The Voice" judges started dating.

The couple dated for six years, and marriage questions were already hovering over them. However, People Magazine reported that Shelton wanted to take time with marriage, but he was fully committed to Stefani.

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In an interview with The Today Show, Stefani spoke about why she and Shelton took the time to get married. The singer and rapper confessed that they already shared a deep connection, but much healing from their devastating pasts was still needed.

Stefani also mentioned that throughout their dating experience, Shelton had remained her best friend and biggest supporter.

Even though there might have been fear of starting a relationship on the foundation of grief, the pair have been inseparable and at their happiest.

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In 2021 Stefani and Shelton finally tied the knot with a glamorous Oklahoma ranch wedding. The couple shared the pictures from their wedding on Instagram; Shelton showed off his musical skills and wrote a song instead of the traditional wedding vows for his new wife.

Shelton and Stefani celebrated their first wedding anniversary and are still madly in love. There is no stopping them from their happily ever after

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