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At first, people were a bit surprised to see the country singer and the pop superstar together, but their pairing soon made sense. Especially once it was revealed that the two bonded as coaches on The Voice as they were each going through a divorce at the same time.
Nearly three years later, and Shelton and Stefani are more in love than ever. Shelton recently celebrated his 42nd birthday with Stefani’s family, and she treated him to an extraordinary gift…a tall flag pole for his Oklahoma estate.
While Shelton and Stefani are now one of the celebrity world’s “it” couples, they almost weren’t. In a new interview with TODAY, Shelton opened up about the start of his relationship with Stefani, and what he had to say may surprise you.
As Shelton confessed, neither he or Stefani thought their relationship was the real deal at first. As he shared, they both felt that they were just trying to cope with their recent divorces:
“I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now, talking about this, I think in the back of our minds we both kind of thought, this is a rebound deal because we’re both coming out of a pretty low spot in our lives and we’re kind of clinging to each other to get through this.”
But that shared heartbreak is actually what brought the two of them closer together, and led to them falling in love. As Shelton said, he truly feels that Stefani helped save him during that sad time in his life.
“When I was going through my divorce, I hit rock bottom just like anybody does when they go through something that devastating,” he said. “It’s a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the exact same moment in time.“
Early on, the couple teamed up to write a song about all of the emotions they were feeling at that point. Titled “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” the duet proves exactly what Shelton confessed…the two of them never expected that their relationship was something that would last.
But it did, and now the two of them sing that duet every chance they get. You can watch one of their performances of it below.
There’s no denying how in love they are now!
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