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I love the fact that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani decided to do a duet

As if being the cutest couple in the music industry wasn’t enough for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, the pair then decided to go and collaborate on a new song — and successfully surprised everyone with their track, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” (which will be featured on Shelton’s upcoming album, If I’m Honest).

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But working together will add a whole new dynamic to their relationship, one that the pair had to carefully consider before taking the plunge, and Shelton has just revealed how that process went.

“We were at a point where it’s like, ‘Do we want to go there? What will people think?’ And then we finally just got to the point where it’s like, ‘You know what? I don’t give a shit,'” Shelton told People magazine at a The Voice event benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles — I love that. I think it’s wonderful that Shelton and Stefani are confident enough in themselves and their relationship that they don’t care what the rest of the world thinks about their collaboration.

There are plenty of other celebrities and musicians who simply do what they want without worrying about public perceptions, but these two are brave nevertheless, especially because they are in such a new relationship (just over five months) and having such different musical talents.

It’s a special track (which we can’t wait to hear), and it’s one that’s dear to Shelton’s heart, too.

“I love this song! This song’s important to us and the fact that we wrote it together is so important to both of us,” Shelton added.

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But the decision to write music together was not an easy one, and Shelton did initially have some reservations about it.

“I’m insecure about my writing and who I write with and I don’t know — I’m just weird about it sometimes,” he told the publication.

Both Shelton and Stefani have very different musical styles, but for some reason, this worked in their favor. And Shelton seriously couldn’t have nicer things to say about his girlfriend and her abilities (which is pretty darn adorable).

“I think Gwen has a smaller circle, too, when it comes to writing, and the fact that we went there that early as we were getting to know each other, it’s just remarkable,” Shelton explained. “As different as we are musically, we’re a fan of the same type of songs. We have these playlists that we send each other that are stuff that we loved growing up, and they’re so similar, so I think it made it easy for us to collaborate.”

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Are you excited to hear Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s duet? Do you think they should collaborate on more tracks together? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Gwen and Blake slideshow
Image: NBC

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