There’s been a lot written about Blake Shelton’s private life because — well, it’s not been so private. While there isn’t much known about his first wife, Kaynette Williams, the tabloids made up for lost time when he met, dated and married country superstar Miranda Lambert. Their headline-grabbing relationship certainly was a tumultuous experience because we never quite knew if they were fighting, making up, starting a family, or just quietly drinking whiskey at home in Oklahoma.
Shelton was always quick to address those rumors, but his words would come back to haunt him when he defended their marriage on the Today Show only months before they secretly split. “The truth is, I’ve never felt a stronger bond with … not only with her, but with any other human being in my life. …Miranda and I — she’s my life,” he sincerely told the hosts.
Well, life doesn’t always work out the way you planned, and it’s likely that Shelton never expected current fiancée Gwen Stefani to walk into his life. It’s the classic country mouse-city mouse story, where opposites attract, but they just seem to fit like a comfortable, cozy flannel shirt on a cool day in October. These two just work — but it wasn’t an easy road for The Voice judge to get there. In fact, he had to get cast on the show to even make his current path happen.
Learn more about Blake Shelton’s dating timeline and how he found his way into Gwen Stefani’s arms.