Blake Shelton’s priorities have shifted since marrying Gwen Stefani in July 2021. While the couple, who met as judges on NBC’s The Voice in 2014, do not share any children together, Shelton is a stepfather to her three sons with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale: 16-year-old Kingston, 13-year-old Zuma, and eight-year-old Apollo.
“Look, I love music and I love The Voice. I love all the cool things I get to do with my job, but those things all take a backseat now to Gwen and the kids and it’s just a new phase of my life,” Shelton told Entertainment Tonight on August 19. “I’m having fun putting out songs when I feel like it and luckily the record label allows me to do that.”
Shelton also shared his initial thoughts on Stefani prior to meeting the No Doubt frontwoman. When asked how a younger version of himself would respond to their marriage, he recalled his confusion over the singer’s obsession with oranges, which have been featured heavily in her work for years.
“I would have probably said, ‘Are you talking about that girl that holds up the orange in her video?’ I never understood until now that she’s from Orange County,” he said. “My entire life of knowing who Gwen Stefani even was ‘Is that the girl that holds the orange up in the video? Oh my god, she’s so hot, but why is she obsessed with this freaking orange, you know?’”