When Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani officially announced their relationship in 2015, the union surprised and confused a lot of people. Stefani is an alternative pop-rock star, while Shelton is famous for his country music. Yet despite their contrasting styles, the two are madly in love and still going strong after several years. They can't stop gushing about each other, and it shows in everything from their Instagram posts to the songs they've sung together.
Both singers went through divorces around the time Stefani began working as a judge on NBC's The Voice. They bonded over the pain and started dating a little over a year later. Since then, this friendship-turned-relationship has been about as cute as they come.
April 2014: Stefani Joins The Cast Of 'The Voice'
November 2014: Stefani Posts An Instagram Selfie With Shelton That Includes A Heart Emoji
As Shelton and Stefani's friendship grew during their time judging The Voice, Stefani posted a photo with Shelton. She captioned it with a heart emoji, implying that she loved him.
July 2015: Shelton And Miranda Lambert Announce Their Divorce
Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert announced their divorce in July 2015. They had been married for four years. Rumors circulated during their time together that the marriage was failing, but the pair showed no outward signs of strife.
The couple released a statement to the Associated Press:
And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.
August 2015: Stefani And Gavin Rossdale Announce Their Divorce
Just one month after Shelton and Lambert announced their divorce, Stefani announced she and husband Gavin Rossdale were divorcing.
Together, they released a statement:
While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.