Blake Shelton is considered to be one of the best stepdads around. Since 2015, when he started dating Gwen Stefani, Shelton has grown close to all three of her sons. But he has a pretty amazing bond with Apollo, Stefani’s youngest son, who will never know a time when he wasn’t around. Here’s a look at how Blake Shelton and Apollo are close and how he sees his role as a stepfather.
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Blake Shelton embraces his fatherly duties.
In the fall of 2015, Blake Shelton and Stefani started dating while working on the set of The Voice. Their relationship got a lot of attention right away, and they’ve been going strong ever since and ended up getting married in 2020.
Blake Shelton has been a great father figure to Gwen Stefani’s three boys, Kingston (13), Zuma (11), and Apollo (6).
The boys have really grown immensely by spending time with Blake,
a source explained to People magazine.
Shelton often flies Stefani and her three kids to his big ranch in Oklahoma. The insider says that the boys’ time in the great outdoors has taught them to be very daring and that they love it at his ranch.
Shelton, for his part, seems to enjoy spending time with the kids that Gwen Stefani has with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale. Shelton has been married more than once, but he doesn’t have any kids of his own.
Gwen Stefani gushes about Shelton’s parenting skills.
Stefani hasn’t been shy about saying how well Shelton gets along with her three boys. For example, the lead singer of No Doubt said that Shelton is always there to help and that she has gotten used to relying on him.
He’s been helping me out a lot,
Stefani told the Today Show.
I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You gotta get home, I need help.’
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani did the interview while they were promoting their new duet, “Nobody But You.” They’ve also worked together on songs like “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
Shelton and Stefani started dating around the time that they were both going through divorces. Stefani had just broken up with Rossdale, and Shelton and Miranda Lambert had already split up.
Shelton and Lambert were married for four years before the split. Stefani and Rossdale, on the other hand, were together for more than a decade before they got married.
Stefani shares an adorable pic with Shelton and Apollo.
In addition to her interview, Stefani has never been afraid to post pictures of Shelton with her boys on social media.
For example, on Apollo’s sixth birthday, Gwen Stefani posted a cute picture of herself, Apollo, and Shelton posing with his cake. Shelton is shown sitting next to Apollo, and their closeness is clear.
6 years ago GOD blessed us w this little angel boy,
Stefani captioned the post.
One thing to notice about the caption is that Stefani used the word “us” when she said that she and Apollo were blessed. This is a pretty big step for Stefani and Shelton, and it shows how close he really is with the little guy.
Since Apollo is only six years old and has known Shelton for four years, it’s likely that he won’t remember what his life was like before he met him.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appear at Kingston’s soccer game.
Fans want to know how Gavin Rossdale feels about the fact that Shelton is getting close to Stefani’s children. Sources say that, for the most part, Shelton treats Rossdale with a lot of respect and knows that he is stepping into the role of a stepfather.
Shelton is not trying to take the place of their real dad, but he gets just as excited for them and is a big help whenever he can.
A few weeks ago, Shelton went to a soccer game with Gwen Stefani, her parents, and her two sons, Zuma and Apollo. They all went to see Kingston play. Rossdale was also at the game, which made things a little awkward, but the two sides did not talk to each other at all.
Eyewitnesses say that when Shelton and Stefani got to the game, they were in a good mood and cheered loudly for Kingston from the stands. As the family walked to the event, Shelton held Zuma’s hand. During the game, Apollo was seen sitting on Shelton’s lap.
Rossdale, on the other hand, sat much closer to the field and away from Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.