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Country star Blake Shelton talked about his relationship with wife, singer Gwen Stefani, and getting to be a stepdad to her three sons, saying it changed him in “every possible way.”

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the 47-year-old country singer recalled meeting Stefani on the reality competition series “The Voice” in 2014 and getting to be a stepfather to her three boys now — Kingston, 17, Zuma, 15, and Apollo, 10 — whom she shares with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

You would see her out at the red chairs if there was a production meeting or whatever and I feel like I got to know Pharrell [Williams] more that year than I did Gwen,” Shelton said of her first year on the show. “It wasn’t until the season she came back, the next one, that the pieces were falling together.”

When asked what he would like the future to look like, he said a “repeat of these past 10 years” would be “perfect.”

“Next month, we’ve got an 18-year-old, which it blows my mind that already happened,” Shelton said. “And in a couple of years, we’ll have another 18-year-old. And that’s … it’s gonna be I guess a lot more alone time, which I’m not mad about that either.”

“But we still have Apollo, so we have another almost 10 years before we can kick him out, so it should be a lot of fun,” he added.

The “Boys ‘Round Here” hitmaker said getting to be a stepdad to Stefani’s three boys has made him a better person.


“I learned quickly, not because anything happened, but just, you know, reading the room, you’ve really got [to think], ‘I have to take a step back,’” Shelton said of the role of stepdad. “When people say it’s not about you anymore when you have a kid. … I think, if you’re doing it right, it’s not about you anymore. That’s true.”

In an interview in 2022, Shelton reflected on how his own late father raised his brother, when his dad married Blake’s mom Dorothy, who had Richie from a prior relationship.

“He [Shelton’s father] took Richie on and raised him from the time he was 1 year old, and my brother never thought of my dad as anything other than his dad,” Shelton said at the time.

“The example that my dad set for me was that [child] was not even a consideration [in a romantic partnership],” he added. “You got three boys? Awesome! My dad did it. My dad raised me. I could do this. I didn’t know what I was signing up for, but I was all about signing up for it. And every day I’ve fallen in love with the boys as much as I do with Gwen.”

The superstar couple started dating in 2015 and finally made their relationship official when they tied the knot at an intimate ceremony at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma on July 3, 2021.

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