Blake Shelton is being the best step-father he can be to Gwen Stefani’s kids
The country singer, The Voice coach and restaurant owner Blake Shelton, doesn’t fall short even when it comes to fulfilling his fatherly duties to Gwen Stefani’s kids. In a recent interview on the KFROG radio show ‘The Ride With Kimo & Heather’ he opened up about his responsibilities as the step-father to Stefani’s three children – Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6.
“There’s definitely nothing easy about it,” Shelton said. “I don’t know if it’s as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual biological parent, you know?”
Blake Shelton is taking inspiration from his own step-father
Shelton admits to having looked up to his own step-father whom he considers as an example setter to how a good step-father should be.
‘I have a stepfather in my life who is one of my heroes,’ said Shelton. ‘I love my stepfather and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life on how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be.’
Alongside being a serious parent, Blake Shelton also lets loose with Gwen Stefani’s kids. “I’m not gonna lie. I don’t take it so serious that I’m not enjoying this time because I really am,” he said. “Especially, you know, now that we’re five years into this thing, I can’t imagine my life without these kids now,” he added.
Gwen Stefani and the children’s gratitude towards Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani herself is very proud of her would be husband, and expressed her gratitude by paying a small tribute to him on Father’s Day. “Thank u for helping me raise these boys,” read the Instagram caption.
When asked about this post in an interview with Today, Shelton said, “Well, you know, that’s a scary moment for me. Because it’s one thing for me to be, you know, with the kids all the time and be there buddy, but then you do have to consider after a while, you know, that they start to listen to things that you say and there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that, which is new to me.”
The kids’ role in Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s marriage
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani got engaged in October 2020. According to a source from People magazine, Blake Shelton took it upon himself to ask for approval from Gwen Stefani’s kids before asking their mother’s hand for marriage.
“Blake told her boys that he wanted to propose and asked their permission,” a source who is close to Stefani said, according to People. “Her family very much approves of him. He’s an amazing partner and a great extra dad to the boys. Gwen is ecstatic. The proposal was a surprise,” added the source.
A source close to Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani previously told People magazine that, the kids “will have a large part” in the forthcoming marriage. “Gwen’s sons are just really solid, sweet kids, and they’re so excited for Blake and Gwen to get married. They can’t wait to stand by their sides,” the insider added.
When did Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani start dating?
Gwen Stefani shares her three kids with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. After Blake Shelton ended things permanently with ex-wife Miranda Lambert in July 2015, Stefani also filed for divorce from Rossdale. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani started officially dating in November of that year, previously being coaches together in The Voice.
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