Shelton is stepdad to Apollo, 8, Zuma, 14, and Kingston, 16 who Stefani shares with ex Gavin Rossdale.
Blake Shelton loves being a father figure to Apollo, 8, Zuma, 14, and Kingston, 16 who his wife Gwen Stefani shares with ex Gavin Rossdale. Two of the 53-year-old singer's kids were seen with Shelton at NASCAR's Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Apollo and Zuma who wore denim jackets with their names stitched on the front looked all grown up as they posed with the Rich Girl singer and her 46-year-old husband. According to PEOPLE, the family posed alongside NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson who along with his wife Chandra Janway hosted friends to watch in the Legacy Motor Club suite.
Gwen Stefani's Sons Apollo and Zuma Look All Grown Up as They Pose with Blake Shelton at NASCAR https://t.co/3w3iBSO5wc— People (@people) February 6, 2023
Stefani and Shelton met back in 2015 on the sets of The Voice and dated for five years to later tie the knot in 2021. A year later, Shelton announced he was leaving the singing competition after 12 years. He decided it was time to focus on family. "Gwen and I have done so much traveling and touring and work the first half of our lives that now we're like, 'Hey, I'm good to put my sweatpants on at 6 p.m. and watch Ozark eight times'," the former The Voice coach told PEOPLE.
In December, he told PEOPLE, that his stepkids have shown him a different side of himself. "They've taught me something about myself that I never knew: I'm more than just a country singer or a goofy guy. I'm someone they actually lean on, and that's not a responsibility that I ever had and not something that I ever considered even being into," Shelton shared.
The kids have given him a different kind of perspective about himself and he's not going to take that for granted. "It's a different kind of self-worth. Maybe it's the opposite of self-worth because you put yourself way down on the rung, and they move up ahead of you," continued the singer.
The reason he's taken a step back from work is that he wanted to focus on being there for the children. "You don't know what your regrets are going to be until you look back one day. I feel like my regrets would be, if I stayed on this path, that I am missing out on some more important things in life — and for now, that's our kids," he said of his decision to spend more time with his family.
The country star understands there's a huge responsibility on his shoulders now that he is a father figure. And it's something he doesn't plan on taking lightly. "This isn't about me anymore and never will be again. Even though I'm a step parent, I take that job very seriously. The kids see me as a very important person in their life," he said.
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