Gwen Stefani looked radiant when she won the Hero Award on May 1 at the Radio Disney Music Awards and it was so sweet that her boyfriend, Blake Shelton, gave her a kiss on the cheek before she walked to the stage!
Gwen Stefani really is a hero! The singer was honored with the 2016 Ardy Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards in LA and her longtime friend, Pharrell Williams presented her with the coveted award. But the best was when Blake Shelton led a standing ovation for his beautiful girlfriend!
When Pharrell was presenting the award to Gwen he said: “I’m proud to be here tonight to present the 2016 Ardy ‘Hero’ Award to not only someone I work with, recorded with, who I know, and what my brother, Blake Shelton, knows, truly has a heart of gold.” So sweet! He also showed a short video of all the charity work she’s done and called her a queen!
Gwen was clearly overcome with emotion and couldn’t help but gush all about Pharrell: “Let’s get this straight right here. This [Williams] is my hero, right here, one of my biggest heroes is this guy! I love you so much!” She said she didn’t have a speech prepared but that’s ok, we could just stare at Gwen all day! She did say a few sweet words and she got visibly choked up: “I literally grew up in Anaheim like I grew up right next to Disney Land so this is surreal, I can just remember dad please can I just have five dollars to get a microphone, I didn’t even have a speech because I wanted to absorb this moment…. I never thought I would ever make a difference. I’m so honored to be here, making music, and blessed … I’m so healed by you, thank you so much.”
Gwen recently spoke to Vanity Fair and revealed how her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, inspired her new album. “I feel like I’m in an amazing songwriting place; instead of being closed off, I’m thinking about positivity and how I can do something creative. I’m just doing what I want to do. It’s so incredible to be in that zone. I’m always looking for the next song, and now I don’t have to be insecure or write about heartache.”
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Blake giving Gwen a standing ovation?