Gwen Stefani has had a huge effect on Blake Shelton's life

May 18, 2016 at 7:17 p.m. ET
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Blake Shelton credits his lady love Gwen Stefani with having a huge impact on his life — so huge you might think he's exaggerating, but he swears he is not.

Shelton and Stefani met on the set of The Voice and began dating after their respective marriages fell apart — Shelton's to country superstar Miranda Lambert, and Stefani's to grunge rocker Gavin Rossdale. While no solid reason has ever been given for Shelton and Lambert's split, it has been widely reported Rossdale's three-year affair with the couple's nanny caused that split.

Now Shelton says that not only did his romance with Stefani put a little more pep in his step, but that it saved his life.

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"It's not something anybody could've seen coming besides God I guess because it doesn't look like it would make sense," Shelton told CMT's Katie Cook. "All I can tell you is that it does. It just makes the most perfect sense for us and where we're at in our lives.

"I tell people all the time, 'Gwen saved my life last year.' She did," Shelton shared. "I think she'd tell you something similar about me.

"This thing just happened," he said. "It saved my life. Period."

And actually, Stefani did say something very similar recently.

"I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I'm still going through, you think you're hopeless. You don't know what's going to happen. You panic," Stefani told Refinery29 in March. "It was a really super-unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience. I don't think it's an accident that that happened. It saved me."