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Congratulations are in order! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are officially engaged after five years as one of Hollywood's music power couples. The pair announced their engagement on Oct. 27, 2020 in a sweet Instagram post showing off the "Hollaback Girl" singer's stunning ring. "@blakeshelton yes please! 💍🙏🏻 gx," the blonde beauty captioned a photo of Shelton giving her a big smooch after asking for her hand in marriage. For the country crooner's part, he shared the same picture, writing, "Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020 ... And the rest of my life ... I love you. I heard a YES!"
While the couple are just sharing the exciting news, a source close to the family told People magazine they got engaged during the weekend of Oct. 17, 2020 at their Oklahoma home. The pair have been inseparable since they met on the set of The Voice in 2015. At the time, Stefani had recently split from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale while Shelton had gone through a divorce with Miranda Lambert.
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's wedding has been a long time coming
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Although Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just revealed their engagement news, the couple was rumored to be planning a lavish wedding over the summer. In July 2020, a source told Us Weekly the pair was "keen to make it happen as soon as possible," but they were taking the proper precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. While they wanted to go "all out" for a summer wedding, the insider said, "It won't be the end of the world if they have to move things back till the fall."
Stefani and Shelton also plan to have two weddings — one in Los Angeles and the other in Oklahoma. "Oklahoma gives the couple more privacy and the possibilities are endless for a wedding reception people will talk about for years," a second source shared.
While the couple has been ready to say "I do" for some time now, it was important to Stefani to have her first marriage annulled "so she can marry Blake and have it be recognized by the [Catholic] church," a third source shared in 2019. They later added that the uncertainty of the global pandemic made Stefani want to speed up the lengthy process. "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 July 2020 insider claimed.
Whenever it happens, we're sure their wedding will be one to remember!