Blake Shelton opened up about taking his relationship with Gwen Stefani to the next level.
The country star spoke with ET’s Nancy O’Dell about claims that he and Stefani are ready for marriage.
“First of all, the rumors stuff, I’m not gonna sit here and say that it makes me mad. It’s funny. I’ve learned over the years just to take that for what it is,” Shelton said, noting that the reports are “complimentary.”
“If I am somehow, and Gwen is somehow, newsworthy enough that they have to make up stories about us just to have something to say, then I guess that’s a good problem to have,” he reasoned. “You know, I gotta say that we couldn’t be happier, and we’ve never been doing better.”
The 43-year-old said their bond “gets stronger every day.” He continued to explain that they wouldn’t reveal the news to certain magazines. “Obviously, that’s gotta lead somewhere, but I promise you, we won’t break the news in any of the grocery store trash magazines. When it happens, you’ll hear about it from somebody like you. Maybe even you, exclusively. You’re credible. You’re incredible, and you’re credible.”
“She’s never not been supportive or a cheerleader, just the most encouraging person I’ve ever had in my life, on any level. It’s unbelievable how supportive she is,” Shelton raved. “I tell her this all the time, and she doesn’t realize it, but Gwen’s one of these people that I learn so much from, because no matter what the situation is, she has a way of looking at something from every angle possible, and understanding if there’s turmoil or something going on, instead of just jumping to conclusions or reacting, it’s, ‘Well, here’s why they may feel that way.'”
“I’ve learned a lot from her — to not be so reactive as I used to be. She’s definitely helped to calm me down, for sure,” he added.