28 October 2020 16:45
Blake Shelton and his fiancee, Gwen Stefani, fight over Nashville songwriter on The Voice 'America's favorite couple' dukes it out over Nashville rocker/songwriter Van Andrew — and rocker Stefani wins out, adding her second Nashvillian to her team this season on The Voice Brad Schmitt | Nashville Tennessean Rocker Gwen Stefani and her fiance, country star Blake Shelton, chatted with each other throughout while Nashville rocker/songwriter Van Andrew sang classic The Who song Behind Blue Eyes. "Wow, he's got a voice," Stefani said on the episode that aired Tuesday night. "Very cool." The two team captains slapped their buttons one second apart to turn their chairs during the blind auditions. "I'm excited to see America's favorite couple fight over you," fellow captain John Legend said. Shelton announced on Twitter earlier this week that he and Stefani, who've been dating for about five years, are engaged.
In the end, Stefani won out in the battle for Andrew, with some help from the fourth team captain, Kelly Clarkson. "She's a rock star and you're a rock guy. This is the perfect pair," Clarkson told Andrew, 29, a Nashville graphic designer who grew up in Cooper, Texas. This is Stefani's second team member from Nashville so far this season. On the Oct. 20 episode, the rocker chose Belmont music student Chloe Hogan.
Reach Brad Schmitt at [email protected] or 615-259-8384 or on Twitter @bradschmitt. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are 'extremely excited' to be getting married. The couple announced on Tuesday that they are to wed after five years of dating, and while thanking pastor Rick Warren for his message of congratulations on Twitter, they further shared how thrilled they are with the news. 'Thank you sir. We are extremely excited!' said the 44-year-old country crooner. Gwen also retweeted Blake's message and added: '@RickWarren we love u!! thank u! Happy man: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are 'extremely excited' to be getting married he said on Tuesday. Seen in 2016 The 51-year-old singer had confirmed her engagement news on both Instagram and Twitter with a photo showing off her new ring while she shared a kiss with the 'God's Country' hitmaker. She captioned her post: '@blakeshelton yes please!' And Blake shared the same image, where he added: 'Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... The big announcement comes just weeks after the No Doubt alum said she thought it was 'pretty cute' when people referred to Blake as her husband. Good to go: The couple announced on Tuesday that they are to wed after five years of dating, and while thanking pastor Rick Warren for his message of congratulations on Twitter, they further shared how thrilled they are with the news. Seen this year She said at the time: 'Do you know how many people say my 'husband' about him? I guess we're just together. People got used to it or something like that. But it's pretty cute.' The happy couple first fell in love on the set of The Voice in 2015, where they bonded over their shared heartbreak as they had each recently endured a divorce, with Gwen splitting from Gavin Rossdale - with whom she has Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, six - and Blake ending his marriage to Miranda Lambert. Speaking about their bond, Blake once said: 'When you're where she and I were, and you just feel so betrayed and on bottom, this bond that we formed when we found out what each other were going through, it's still there.' She said yes: The 51-year-old singer had confirmed her engagement news on both Instagram and Twitter with a photo showing off her new ring while she shared a kiss with the 'God's Country' hitmaker Cute note for his future Mrs: Shelton shared the same photo with the caption: 'Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!' A source told People they became engaged over the weekend while in Oklahoma. Gwen had on a red-and-white print shirt with jeans and a trucker cap as Blake was equally as casual in a brown button-down shirt, jeans and a cap. They appeared to be in a stone castle with a stained glass window. This comes after the two revealed they have been spending all of their time together in lockdown. They had been living with her three children at his ranch in Oklahoma and this month finally settled into their new $13million home in Los Angeles. She was happy to report that it's 'nonstop creativity' living with her country star beau and kids from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. According to Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth's SVP of Merchandising & Retail Expansion, Gwen's ring appears to feature a classic, six-prong setting with a 6-9 carat round solitaire diamond set on a white gold or platinum band. Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of center stone, the estimate cost of the ring to be around $500,000 'We just moved. It's exciting,' Stefani said while on a Zoom call earlier this month. 'Yesterday we did Halloween decorating and cookies. It's nonstop creativity over here.' She has Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, six, from her marriage to the Bush frontman, which ended in 2016 after 14 years. Shelton was previously married to Miranda Lambert from 2011 until 2015, and to Kaynette Williams from 2003 until 2006. The No Doubt singer reportedly wanted to be all moved in in LA before the start of the school year while her children adjust to distant learning because of COVID-19, according to US Weekly. Their past: She was last married to Gavin Rossdale, seen left in 1999 in NYC. And he was last wed to songbird Miranda Lambert, pictured right in 2014 His first marriage: Shelton was previously married to Kaynette Williams from 2003 until 2006 She's certainly missing moments back on the ranch with Blake in Tishomongo, Oklahoma as the family retreated to the country during the onset of the pandemic. 'The other day he found some kind of bearded mushroom that he fried and ate,' she said. 'It had fur growing off of it! I'm like, 'Why would you find a huge furry mushroom and then fry and eat it?'' Shelton made sure to clarify: 'I found a lion's mane mushroom, which I have watched videos about on YouTube many a time with Zuma. We've watched people find these things, take them home and cook them. I blasted it up, fried it and didn't die. I didn't see Jesus or anything.' Family: She has Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, six, from her marriage to the Bush frontman Gavin, which ended in 2016 after 14 years; seen in September The couple are working on season 19 of The Voice, which will include new safety measures and go without a studio audience. Gwen noted that the empty set 'feels more intimate somehow. I feel like we're even more relaxed. There's so much talent this season, it's crazy,' she added. 'We're so lucky to be here and watch live music in front of us. I feel so inspired.' While she didn't coach season 18, she said: 'My little brother Todd was the one doing all of the technical stuff. So even though I wasn't on that season, I felt like I was.'