Why Gwen Stefani Wishes Blake Shelton Had Proposed To Her Sooner

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton got engaged in October of last year after five years of dating. It was obviously a happy moment for the couple, but Gwen recently said she wishes it had happened earlier.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gwen and Blake won’t be having a wedding any time soon. Gwen talked to Jimmy Fallon about the romantic proposal on The Tonight Show this week.

Gwen Stefani Talks About Blake Shelton’s Proposal

Gwen called Blake’s proposal “magical,” and said she wasn’t expecting it. “I gotta tell you, I was sort of like, ‘What’s happening with us?'” she admitted. “Like, it was kind of in my mind, like ‘We’ve been together a long time now. What’s going on?'”

The proposal happened during a family gathering in Oklahoma that almost didn’t happen, as the couple had argued about how to plan it during the pandemic. But they went through with it, and the pair ended up getting engaged.

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Gwen joked about how messy Blake’s truck is, and shared that he hid the engagement ring in the door. “And you’re driving through trees and stuff, it could just fall out at any point!” she said. He then hid the ring in a cabinet for her to find.

“We have no plans because of the pandemic,” she said. “It’s like, Blake, why couldn’t you have done it before? Now we can’t have a wedding with the pandemic. We’re just sitting around going, ‘Okay, drag it out more.'”

Gwen Doesn’t Want A Pandemic Wedding

Gwen recently told Ryan Seacrest that she doesn’t want to have a wedding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, because she wants her parents to be there without any worry.

“My parents wouldn’t come to Thanksgiving because they’re so scared so really would rather it not be a COVID situation,” Gwen said. “Like, I would rather not have masks and that kind of thing.”

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She added, “Even when you cut it down to just family, it’s too many people for COVID so we’re sort of going to see what happens in the next few months.”

The wedding might not be happening any time soon, but sources have said that Gwen’s three sons will have “a large part” to play in the nuptials. Blake has also said he wants former Voice coach Adam Levine to perform.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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