It felt like forever that the world has been waiting for music’s most endearing opposites to just get married already. So Stefani’s October 2020 Instagram sharing that he had proposed at their Oklahoma homestead was just the sort of news the world needed to close out a dumpster fire of a year.
“Didn’t have any idea, nobody knew. I think he had told my dad on my birthday about two weeks earlier, and I gotta tell you, I was sorta like, What’s happening with us?” Shelton admitted after to Jimmy Fallon. “It was kind of in my mind like, We’ve been together a long time now. What’s going on? I was in that place in my head.”
But once that OMFG impressive square-cut bauble was on her finger, she realized, “It was right on time,” as she put it on Today. “I think in a romantic way when you fall in love so hard and so unexpectedly and so late in your life, you think, ‘I wanna marry you, like now!’ That’s the first romantic reaction,” she continued. “Let’s go get married, you know?”
Given the timing of their coupling, though, two pals and coworkers pulling each other out of the depths of heartbreak as they were each reeling from the end of their respective marriages, she allowed, there was “a lot of healing to do.”