Has Blake Shelton’s edge been taken away by the ring on his finger? Gwen Stefani’s marriage has transformed him into a big ol’ teddy bear, according to the country music artist.
During Monday’s broadcast of The Voice, Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande shared a sweet moment. Blake, 45, consoled first-time coach Ariana, 28, during the Oct. 11 show before making her first harsh cuts during Battle Rounds.
The country music icon (and The Voice’s all-time winning coach) presented the “No Tears Left To Cry” singer with a box of tissues. “You won’t need these after this season,” he joked, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Like the rest of us, you’ll become callous.”
“That’s really wonderful!” Ari said, but Kelly Clarkson, their other Voice coach, was dubious. After all, this is Blake Shelton, who has a long-standing rivalry with Adam Levine. Kelly raised an eyebrow and said, “That’s a great gesture.” Blake told everyone that he had changed for the better and that his acts of goodwill were genuine. “I’m married now,” he continued, referring to his marriage to Gwen Stefani in July. “I’m a softie!” exclaims the narrator.
Blake recently showed his “softie” side by wishing his wife a happy birthday. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BETTER HUSBAND… MY WIFE!!!!” On the day Gwen turned 52, Blake wrote, “I love you @gwenstefani!” This message was accompanied by a photograph taken at their wedding.
He and the singer of “Simple Kind of Life” are seen dancing together in the photo, with Gwen looking stunning in her wedding gown. The pair was joined by (probably) one of their dogs, because a Blake Shelton wedding wouldn’t be complete without a couple of canines.
Gwen and Blake married at their Oklahoma ranch in a small and intimate ceremony. Only forty members of the family and friends were present. Blake explained why the guest list was so narrow in an August interview with Storme Warren on SiriusXM’s The Highway.
“I’ve had a lot of difficult chats with my friends.” ‘Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, That was something I read about. ‘How did that go?’ We kept it small, you see. Get it out of your system. That has nothing to do with you. “There are a lot of them,” he explained.
Despite the fact that marriage has softened Blake’s edge, he still managed to trash speak his fellow Voice judges ahead of the Season 21 launch. “Listen, Ariana Grande is a very gifted and sweet human being. “I have a feeling she’s going to stink as a coach,” he said on Late Night With Seth Meyers, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“I think it’s kind of fizzled out with Kelly Clarkson.” I joke that NBC is solely comprised of Clarkson. People have had enough of it, and they are sick and tired of it. And when it comes to John Legend, he’s always high. I’m not sure if he even realizes he’s on TV. I simply feel like this year will be a cinch for me, and I’m looking forward to it.”