Did Gwen Stefani Get Her Last Marriage Annulled Before Blake Shelton Proposed?
Fans are thrilled for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who recently announced their engagement after five years of dating. But there’s one detail people might have forgotten about.
It was previously reported that the Voice coaches were waiting to get married until Gwen could get her past marriage to Gavin Rossdale annulled, due to her Catholic faith. Did that end up happening before the proposal?
Why Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Waited To Get Married
Last year, reports emerged that Gwen and Blake were “headed toward marriage,” but things were complicated by Gwen’s desire to have a church wedding. She reportedly began the process of having her marriage to Gavin Rossdale annulled by church officials so her marriage to Blake could be recognized.
“Gwen’s religion has always been extremely important to her, and Blake is completely supportive of this,” a source said. In fact, Blake has said his own faith is stronger since dating Gwen, sharing, “If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense.”
A lawyer explained to Hollywood Life that Gwen wouldn’t be able to get her marriage to Gavin legally annulled because their divorce is already final, but the church has its own rules. Gwen may only be able to have the marriage spiritually annulled.
Did Gwen End Up Getting An Annulment?
Since Gwen and Blake are now engaged, you might assume that Gwen’s annulment was approved. However, it sounds like she may have had a change of heart and decided to go through with a wedding with or without the annulment.
Us Weekly reported earlier this year that the COVID-19 pandemic “changed Gwen’s feelings about getting the annulment and getting married.” The source added, “It has made her realize that waiting for the annulment at this point is just futile because it could take years for the church tribunal to issue the decision.”
The source shared that Gwen wants to have a wedding “as soon as social distancing guidelines are lifted.” We can’t wait to see what the nuptials are like when that finally happens.