Over the course of Blake Shelton’s nearly four-year relationship with Gwen Stefani, 49, the country music star has basically turned into a second father for her three sons. Gwen even admitted that her co-judge on The Voice has been a “good dad” to Kingston, 13, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 5, while appearing on TODAY on Sept. 23. But the “Hollaback Girl” singer would like her boyfriend to experience fathering his own child as well! “Gwen sees how great Blake is to her kids and dreams about making him a father,” a source close to the couple EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. But turning dreams into reality requires the couple to look at logistics.
“It is been back and forth on adding to her family for a multitude of reasons including her age, if they want to adopt and a few other variables,” our source reveals. So, baby No. 4 isn’t a guarantee for Gwen, but that’s not bad news. “If they don’t add to the family she knows that he is so good to her current children and will be an amazing stepfather once they eventually get married,” our insider explains. For now, the singers will continue to debate whether or not it’s a good idea to welcome a baby. “So she would love to give him his own child and it is a constant conversation between the two,” our source adds.
For now, Blake doesn’t need a biological or adopted child to prove that he can tackle fatherhood. Gwen vouched for her boyfriend’s parenting skills after TODAY host Hoda Kotb asked if Blake would be a good father during Monday’s interview. “He’s been helping me out a lot, so I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You gotta get home, I need help.’ It’s hard. I got three boys,” Gwen told Hoda. The youngest, Apollo, just started kindergarten!
Gwen welcomed her three children with her ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, 53, throughout their 13-year marriage before she filed for divorce in Aug. 2015. Blake, meanwhile, was married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert, 35, until their split in 2015, but the pair didn’t welcome children throughout the four-year marriage. Regardless, like Gwen said, Blake has proven he earns the “good dad” title by joining Gwen and her kids on a number of outings — his Oklahoma properties has also served as the family’s annual spring break destinations since 2017!