In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Stefani freely admitted that she was for sure in love with Shelton and her current warm fuzzy feeling will lead to a much more upbeat record than her current one, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, which was largely inspired by her divorce from Gavin Rossdale.
“I feel like I’m in an amazing songwriting place; instead of being closed off, I’m thinking about positivity and how I can do something creative,” Stefani said. “I’m just doing what I want to do. It’s so incredible to be in that zone. I’m always looking for the next song, and now I don’t have to be insecure or write about heartache.”
Though Stefani’s feelings for Shelton may be lovey-dovey right now, she’s not ready to take another trip down the aisle quite yet.
“God knows what’s going to happen,” Stefani said of her future with Shelton.
Stefani’s outlook may seem harsh, but it’s only prudent, considering Shelton is only about the third serious relationship she’s ever been in.
“You have to understand where I came from. My parents fell in love in high school, and I grew up in a very conservative home — family was sacred,” she explained. “When I met Tony [Kanal, bassist for No Doubt and Stefani’s first boyfriend], I was only 17, and I instantly was obsessed. It was the only relationship I had really ever had. And when we broke up, I met Gavin. I was so naive; I never even lived with a guy.”
Regardless of whether Stefani and Shelton last two more weeks or 20 more years, we’re excited to hear how their relationship influences Stefani’s next solo project.
What do you think? Are Shelton and Stefani destined to be together forever, or is this a rebound relationship?
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