Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged! The couple made their engagement Instagram official on October 27 with a post of Stefani’s ring with her new fiance. Just weeks ago Gwen Stefani told Extra that she thought it was “pretty cute” when people referred to Shelton as her husband. “Do you know how many people say my ‘husband’ about him?” she said, referring to Shelton. “I guess we’re just together…People got used to it or something like that,” she added. “But it’s pretty cute.” In August, she corrected Dua Lipa on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the British singer referred to Shelton as her husband. “Um, well … he’s not my husband, but that sounded cool when you said it,” Stefani said. (“I guess our little interview aged well!” Dua Lipa joked on the singer’s announcement post, as captured by Comments By Celebs. “Congratulations!!! Best news.”)
The power couple first fell in love on the set of The Voice in 2015, bonding over their own recent heartbreak and respective divorces. They’ve been together ever since. “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,” Shelton previously told PEOPLE. Four years after news first broke that the couple was dating, a source told PEOPLE the pair were actively planning for a long-term future together. “They’re still madly in love and beyond inseparable,” the source revealed in November. “Blake has wanted to take his time with marriage, but he is absolutely committed to Gwen. They both feel they’ve found their true partner in life and plan to be together forever.” With packed work schedules between The Voice and COVID cancellations, the couple have always remained “very supportive” of each other “both personally and professionally,” said the source.
Two days after the couple announced their engagement, a source tells PEOPLE that Stefani, 51, is “ecstatic” to be the country star’s fiancée. “Gwen is ecstatic. The proposal was a surprise,” the insider says. “Gwen and Blake kept the proposal quiet for a few days, but were very excited to share. The pair have been quarantining in Oklahoma during the coronavirus pandemic with Stefani’s sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6. Earlier this month, Shelton and Stefani won the CMT Music award for best collaborative video for “Nobody But You,” a project that Shelton said “brought [them] closer together.” “We’ve been together now for five years, believe it or not,” he told Entertainment Tonight after the win. “We’ve worked together and we’ve written together. So at this point in our relationship, we’re always looking for what’s the next thing that we haven’t accomplished yet.”