Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are officially engaged! Stefani shared a photo on Instagram on Tuesday, informing fans that Shelton had proposed, and she had said yes. She held up her new ring for fans to see as she and Shelton kissed in what looked like a cozy church alcove.
"Yes please!" Stefani wrote in the caption of her photo, along with a diamond ring emoji and a prayer hands emoji. The singer has been living out a high-profile romance with Shelton since November of 2015, and has been a co-star on NBC's The Voice with him for much of that time as well. Naturally, that has fans of the singing competition show especially invested in their relationship, and they flooded Stefani's post with congratulatory comments on Tuesday.
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"Congratulations!! Love you both," one fan wrote. Another added: "So happy for you!!!" while a third commented: "OMG finally!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!"
Shelton posted the same picture on his own Instagram, writing: "Hey [Gwen Stefani] thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life... I love you. I heard a YES!"
The comments on Shelton's post skewed much more to the "it's about time" tone, with fans teasing the country music star for taking so long to propose to Stefani. One wrote: "Congratulations! No offense, but it was about time! So happy for you two!" another added: "I was secretly hoping you guys were already married lol."
Stefani and Shelton took their relationship public in November of 2015, though it is not clear how long they were seeing each other before that. By then, Stefani had been a judge on The Voice for one season and had returned as a part-time adviser. In the seasons that followed, Stefani was a coach on and off, and made one more appearance as a part-time adviser. Every time she was on the show, fans relished in her banter with Shelton.
Both Shelton and Stefani have been married before — Stefani married Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in 2002 and went on to have three sons with him. The couple stayed together for nearly 20 years, but she filed for divorce in August of 2015. The divorce was finalized in April of 2016, when Stefani's romance with Shelton was already underway.
Shelton has been married twice before — once to Kaynette Gern from 2003 to 2006, and once to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert. The two met in 2005, and Shelton waited four years before making a very traditional proposal, complete with Lambert's father's approval. In July of 2015, they announced their divorce.
So far, there are no details on Shelton and Stefani's wedding plans. Judging by the trajectory of their relationship so far, the two are happy to take their time.