A romance with Blake Shelton was probably last thing Gwen Stefani saw coming after she ended her marriage to Gavin Rossdale. But the country singer proved to be just what she needed after the divorce, and he completely blew her away by being just the opposite of her ex-husband, according to a new report.
Gwen Stefani was feeling lower than ever after her split from Gavin Rossdale, but she was lucky enough to have Blake Shelton close by on the set of The Voice to help lift her spirits. The 39-year-old’s kindness is actually what gave Gwen the confidence to push through the tough time, a new report claims, and the fact that he was SO different from Gavin is what attracted her to him the most. To hear more about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Although they were married for 13 years, there was a lot of trouble in Gwen and Gavin’s marriage, according to TMZ. The site reports that the Bush singer was a total “control freak” who always had the upper hand over Gwen, and he reportedly criticized her for her parenting skills and role as a wife throughout the relationship. By Aug. 2015, the No Doubt singer had had enough and file for divorce…just two weeks after her Voice co-judge, Blake, ended his marriage to Miranda Lambert.
The “Gonna” singer’s kindness after their respective splits totally blew Gwen away and “made her feel good again,” TMZ claims. As we all know, Blake loves to party, laugh and have a good time, and that was allegedly something the 46-year-old had been missing in her marriage to Gavin, so it didn’t take long for her to fall for the country singer.
After weeks of speculation, the hot new couple finally confirmed their romance on Nov. 4 after Gwen flew to Nashville for Blake, who was attending the CMA Awards, an event Miranda was also at. Gwen laid low during the awards show, but did attend the after party with her new man…and they were photographed holding hands in public for the first time. Awww!
Meanwhile, as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Gavin is totally not on-board with his ex’s new love. “He knows Blake is a good guy, but feels he is coming in a little too early and taking advantage of a weaker Gwen,” a source told us EXCLUSIVELY. Plus, he and Gwen have their three kids to think about. “Gavin is confused that Gwen is moving on so fast and is worried that it will not be good for the children,” the insider added. “Gavin is hurt, but he is being strong — it is really all about how his kids will take the news that he’s most concerned about.”
HollywoodLifers, how do you feel about Blake and Gwen as a couple? Are they perfect together…or is it just too soon?
— Alyssa Norwin