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Gwen Stefani reveals working with boyfriend Blake Shelton on The Voice is a 'blessing'

by Sharnaz Shahid

Gwen Stefani has opened up about her blossoming relationship with boyfriend Blake Shelton. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 47-year-old revealed she had initially had some doubts about working alongside the American singer on the US version of The Voice. "I feel like when we were coming back this season, I was a little nervous," she admitted. "I was like, 'This is going to be weird!' But, you know, the show is so real. All it is, is us just being there and being us. So, it's been really fun." She added: "Obviously, any time I can be around Blake is a blessing."

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Gwen Stefani has said working with boyfriend Blake Shelton is a 'blessing'

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Gwen started dating Blake, 40, in November 2015 - months after her split from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. The former couple were married for 13 years in their 20-year relationship, while Blake was previously married to Miranda Lambert for four years. Mother-of-three Gwen recently discussed her painful divorce, claiming she used music as an outlet for stress release. During an appearance on Good Morning America, she explained: "I felt like, 'Wow, I can't go down. This is not who I am. I'm not going to fail.' I had to make something good out of it. So I tried to write because I know that that was my gift. And I was like, 'I'm going to do this. I'm going to make this into music.'"

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Gwen Stefani was married to Gavin Rossdale for 12 years

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Gwen and Gavin met in 1995 when both their groups - Bush and No Doubt - were on tour. After seven years of dating, they tied the knot in 2002 with a wedding in St Paul's, London and a second celebration was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. The stars went on to have sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo before Gwen filed for divorce last April, citing "irreconcilable differences".