Gwen Stefani Just Took A HUGE Step Before Marrying Blake Shelton
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Gwen Stefani has reportedly checked off a major box before marrying Blake Shelton. Ever since before Blake proposed to Gwen, there have been reports that she wanted to annul her previous marriage to Gavin Rossdale.
It looks like that may have finally happened, clearing the way for Gwen and Blake to get married without any hang-ups. Read on to find out more about why Gwen wanted the annulment, and how it was granted.
Why Did Gwen Stefani Want An Annulment From Gavin Rossdale?
Before their engagement, there were reports that Gwen Stefani wanted to get married in a church, but her Catholic faith wouldn’t allow it because of her previous marriage to Gavin Rossdale.
She apparently began the process of having the first marriage annulled in March 2019, so that the Catholic Church would recognize her second marriage to Blake, who was reportedly “completely supportive.”
After Gwen and Blake got engaged in October, Us Weekly reported that the pandemic had “changed Gwen’s feelings about getting the annulment and getting married,” saying it was “futile” for her to wait.
Catholic Church Grants Gwen An Annulment
Gwen recently joked that Blake should have proposed earlier, because now the pandemic is making it difficult to plan a wedding as soon as they’d like. However, it looks like waiting may have paid off.
A source told Us Weekly that an annulment was “finally granted” by the Catholic Church. “Gwen was told the decision was made by the Vatican tribunal,” they said. “She will be receiving the notification in writing in the next few weeks, but it’s official.”
“It was a huge relief for Gwen because she wanted to get married by her priest and have the marriage recognized by the Catholic church,” the source added.
For more about Gwen and Blake’s five-year relationship, check out Talent Recap’s video above. It details the timeline of their romance, from meeting on The Voice to their life together in Oklahoma.