Back in 2019, the singer was kind of in a rough patch, doubting his career, but Gwen Stefani and her faith in God brought him back in the game.
We can all say that at one point in time or the other we have felt the presence of God in our lives. Whether it's at our lowest phase or at a time when everything seems to be going alright, there is no doubt that someone up there is helping us through it all.
Celebrities too acknowledge the fact that the almighty is one of the reasons, along with their hard work and dedication, that they've achieved all that they have in life. Country singer Blake Shelton for one can't thank his boo, Gwen Stefani, enough because he believes when she came into his life, so did God.
Shelton is a major name in the U.S. country music scene with a number of hit singles and albums to his name. He is also the longest-running judge on The Voice as he was a part of the show since its inception. But in recent times, the singer was suffering through a major struggle of finding himself.
Before the release of his chartbuster song God's Country, Shelton was pretty much sure that the end of his career was near. He told Country Now, "It was like, ‘oh shit,' We knew this would happen eventually. I’m not the new guy anymore. We’re starting to see this happen. It’s like damn it, ya know?”
He continued, “I think about that stuff a lot and I always wonder like, ‘how am I gonna feel when this kind of goes away and we’re not that hot anymore in the industry?’ I was like, ‘God, I got a lot more out of this than I thought I would,'” he explained. “I was like having that kind of pity party.”
Back in 2019, Shelton revealed while talking to Tennessean that when he heard the song for the first time, he felt the real connection with the creator. His girlfriend and fellow judge on The Voice, Stefani, too helped him get out of the rut and instilled the lost faith right back into him.
He said, “It was the most shocking moment I’ve had in my 20 years of doing this. I heard that song, and I had one of those moments that you hear people talk about … where they say they pulled over on the side of the highway and listened. I literally had that moment.”
He credited Stefani for the immense change that he felt in his life. The Sweet Escape singer encouraged Shelton to attend church regularly. As a result, he said, “I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life. The biggest part of that is just how (Gwen) came into my life and now our relationship," as reported by Taste of Country.
He continued, "It’s just too weird. If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense.” Shelton truly believes that the five years the couple has spent together has become stronger because he found his faith again.
Stefani too has been very vocal about her spirituality. While talking to Yahoo Entertainment back in 2017, she confessed that it was her faith that helped her overcome the pain she was enduring after her bitter divorce from Gavin Rossdale. To her, everything that happened with her was a path created by the almighty to lead her to Shelton.
“My No. 1 thing in my life is my faith and everything else falls after that, and I just always have been constantly asking for guidance. That’s all I care about. Everything else is underneath that. [Shelton] was just one of the gifts that I was given. And I’m so very, very, very grateful” she said.
In 2019, rumors surfaced which claimed Stafani's strong spirituality was becoming a hurdle in the Nobody But You duo's life as it was stopping them from taking their vows. But a source close to the pair cleared any doubts and told ET Online, "Religion is very important to Gwen and Blake has been so respectful of that."
The source then added, "She doesn't take her Roman Catholic faith lightly but of course, has to apply it to her life today. She is head over heels in love with Blake and they both know they want to spend the rest of their lives together."
Now the love birds are planning two separate wedding ceremonies one in Los Angeles and another on Shelton's Oklahoma ranch, according to Us Weekly. Sources revealed, “COVID-19 has turned their world upside down, as it has with so many families,” an insider explained in June. “Gwen knows she is blessed and wants to have the wedding as soon as social distancing guidelines are lifted.”