Gwen Stefani Admits She Was Waiting For Blake Shelton To Propose
By Blake Taylor
January 6, 2021
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Stefani admitted that prior to Shelton's proposal, she was starting to question their relationship and the length of time they had been together.
"I gotta tell you, I was sort of like, 'What's happening with us?'" she told Fallon during the interview. "It was kind of in my mind like, 'We've been together a long time now. What's going on?' I was in that place in my head."
The No Doubt singer went on to describe the proposal itself as "pretty magical."
"I wasn't expecting it at the moment that it happened at all, didn't have any idea," she continued. "Nobody knew. I think he had told my dad on my birthday about two weeks earlier."
"I had no idea, obviously. In fact, I was trying to get out of going to Oklahoma because it was getting too complicated with COVID and the family," she said during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "I was like, 'I think we should just cancel the trip.' It was one of those. Then we got it together and we ended up going. [Our family] was all there."
At the time, Stefani had no idea Shelton was planning to propose during the trip. The "God's Country" singer, however, had been hiding the ring "in the compartment on the door of my truck for about a week," he previously shared on the Bobby Bones Show.
"We're building a house there. We were going to go from one part of the land to the other part of the land to go to see the house. And meanwhile, Blake had had this ring for a couple of weeks and nobody knew," she added.
"I was like, 'What? Are you serious?'" Stefani told Clarkson. The couple's family then gathered around to celebrate the special moment.
The couple announced their engagement on Tuesday, October 27, sharing an adorable engagement photo to Instagram. "Yes please," Stefani simply captioned her post, while Shelton wrote, "Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!"
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