Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani confirmed on Nov. 4 that they are indeed dating, but what brought these two seemingly opposite stars together? A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Blake and Gwen actually connected over their shared heartbreak after spending ‘hours and hours’ talking about their exes together!
Miranda Lambert, 31, and Gavin Rossdale, 50, may have been shocked by Blake Shelton, 39, and Gwen Stefani‘s, 46, romance, but as it turns out, they were actually the ones who brought them together! HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that things only started heating up between Blake and Gwen when they began working on new music together following their respective divorces. The two spent so much time talking about their splits from Miranda and Gavin that they eventually just connected on a deeper, more romantic level!
“Things started heating up between Blake and Miranda when they started working on their song together,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It was actually Blake’s idea to write a song with her and when he suggested it, Gwen was over the moon. She thought it was a great idea. They spent a lot of quality time together talking about their past relationships and would talk for hours upon hours. That’s when their relationship went from friends to lovers. They were both really open and vulnerable while writing the song together, a country ballad about a relationship gone sour. It really sealed the deal for of them both and solidified them as a couple.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, it was Gwen’s rep who finally confirmed the news that the two were indeed dating on Nov. 4, just hours before the 2015 CMA Awards where both Blake and Miranda were set to attend for the first time as a divorced couple. “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating,” her rep confirmed to Us Weekly. While Gwen didn’t actually make an appearance at the CMAs out of respect to Miranda, she did join Blake out on the town afterwards, where they were spotted holding hands as they walked around the Warner Music Group after party. So cute!
“Gwen is so incredibly excited about Blake,” a source tells us. “She’s absolutely buzzing right now. She loves waking up every day and can’t wait to start working on the live shows with him. This is such a change from a few months ago when she was in a very dark place. She was crying all the time and didn’t want to get out of bed. Blake lifted her out of that place.”
We’ll be the first to admit, we really do love these two together. Gwen and Blake had been very supportive of each other from the start, and seem to have only grown closer since then. We can’t wait for them to make their official red carpet debut next!
— Alyssa Montemurro