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It all began in September 2014 when Gwen joined The Voice for season 7. At the time, Blake and Adam Levine welcomed Gwen and Pharrell Williams as new Voice coaches, replacing Shakira and Usher. But as it turns out, the No Doubt leading lady had no idea who Blake was when she was given a red chair. So naturally, she took to the Internet to find out more about him.
“I was on The Voice. I didn’t know Blake. I didn’t even know that he existed as a human, let alone, an artist,” Gwen said on their episode of the holiday-themed radio show From Apple Music With Love. “When I got on the show, I was like googling him and watching old reruns of The Voice to try to figure out why people like him so much.”
By that point, Blake had celebrated six Voice seasons and three winners. The country music superstar took home the win three consecutive times: Jermaine Paul (season 2), Cassadee Pope (season 3) and Danielle Bradbery (season 4). Apart from his coaching skills, Blake quickly became beloved by fans because of his sense of humor — and Gwen noticed that too.
“One of my nannies was like ‘Oh, he’s so hot.’ I was like, ‘He is? Really? Okay I can see that,’” Gwen said on the Apple radio show. “And the more I watched the show, the more I could see ‘Wow, he’s funny, he’s tall.’ I started to get it.”
That said, the “Hollaback Girl” singer admired more than just his appearance. She began to wonder what it would be like to work with Blake and wished secretly it would happen one day.
“I had this fantasy of writing a song with [him] or doing something,” Gwen explained with Blake by her side. “At that time of my life, I was really searching for my next music, what I would do. I was really trying to be inspired. The fact that I got to be on one of your songs, that you asked me to be on a song, was my fantasy. Dreams come true, guys. Christmas miracles happen to people!”
Today, Gwen can look back on their relationship and see how far they’ve come. After meeting in 2014, she returned to The Voice the following summer in 2015 for season 9. While going through their separate divorces (Blake from Miranda Lambert; Gwen from Gavin Rossdale), they leaned on each other for support, and eventually their friendship blossomed into a relationship.
By November 2015, Gwen and Blake were officially a couple, and a short time later, their first duet titled “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” was released. Since then, the two have tied the knot and also written “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.”
What a love story!
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