Music superstar Gwen Stefani and beau Blake Shelton's relationship has been blossoming for months, and now she’s getting candid about it in the September issue of Cosmopolitan hitting newsstands August 9.
The two met while coaching on “The Voice,” but it was during her second season of the show when things started to turn romantic. "We were laughing our heads off when we saw the blind auditions. I love NBC, but they for sure edited stuff to look like we were flirting. They chose to run with that story before anything was even real. I hardly knew him. But it was like it was in the air — happening before it happened.”
With a recent divorce of his own to Miranda Lambert, the country crooner and Stefani parlayed the emotions into their music, creating their duet, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
The No Doubt singer opened up about writing a song with Blake, something she never did with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. “We were both having trust issues, as you would if you were us. It was like, 'I have so many problems. How can I now be getting into another potentially huge problem? What am I doing?' Blake wrote the song and sent it to me. He was like, 'Help me finish it.' I wrote a verse and sent it to him, but he was gone because he doesn’t live in L.A. He didn’t have Wi-Fi, so he wasn’t answering me back! As soon as he came back to town, he brought his guitar over. We were like, 'We wrote a song together! This is crazy!'”
In previous relationships, the duo experienced trust issues with their significant others. When speaking about Gavin, the “Misery” singer mentioned, “Nobody — except for my parents, the people involved, and whoever they told — nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture.”
With a hit album on her hands and tour on deck, Gwen’s career is on the upswing — and Blake is looking good by her side!