Secret celebrity weddings are all the rage these days, from Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza to Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez to … Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani? Not that they’ve made anything else about their relationship much of a secret, but “Page Six” reported that Stefani was spotted wearing a shiny new ring on June 12. The sighting came after the pop star posted a photo to Instagram of her sipping wine and holding a gift with the words “SHE’S GETTING MARRIIIEEEEED” over the image. Stefani had stepped out in Santa Monica, California — alongside Shelton and her 7-year-old son Apollo — just after returning from a trip to Oklahoma, the outlet reported. Curiously, a source had told Us Weekly in December that Shelton had a chapel built on his ranch in Oklahoma for the couple’s impending wedding. As if this major wife guy could wait any longer to officially have a wife.
Shelton and Stefani announced their engagement last October, five years after the two became more than competing The Voice coaches and confirmed their relationship in November 2015. The pair had both come out of previous marriages — Shelton to country superstar Miranda Lambert, whom he divorced in July 2015, and Stefani to Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale, whom she split from just two weeks later that August. People reported in December 2019 that Stefani had been waiting to marry Shelton until she’d annulled her marriage to Rossdale, in line with her Catholic faith; a source told Us Weekly this past January that Stefani had finally received an annulment from the church, a month after reportedly settling the terms of her divorce from Rossdale.
Update, June 16: A new report has left, well, a little more than No Doubt that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton actually married over the weekend. A Stefani source told People that the couple is still aiming for a summer wedding, with friends and family present. “Gwen expressed early on that she really wanted a summer wedding,” the source said, adding, “They are both ecstatic that it can finally happen. They are getting married this summer.” The People report, however, doesn’t mention the ring on Stefani’s finger. Could her and Shelton have gotten legally married but be waiting for a bigger ceremony? Could this source have just not made the cut for an invite? We’ll continue waiting for more details.