At long last, are Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani getting married? They’re allegedly “finally ready” — but there’s also a catch, as there always seems to be when it comes to the high-profile couple, whose two-and-a-half-year relationship has been the subject of more marriage speculation than Donald and Melania’s has been for divorce.
This past winter, 48-year-old Gwen was said to be pregnant with 41-year-old Blake’s “miracle baby,” sparking plenty of talk that the two would be tying the knot soon. Shortly before that, the belief was that Blake would propose on-camera as the climax of Gwen’s 2017 NBC Christmas special. And last autumn, it was another baby rumor that got the marriage gossip train going.
Nonetheless, a new report from Celebrity Insider — sourced via The Hollywood Gossip — claims that Blake and Gwen are excited to start planning their nuptials, now that Blake has agreed to a pair of Gwen’s demands.
“Gwen was raised in a Catholic family and religion is a big part of her life,” said that report’s anonymous insider. Apparently, she would really rather marry a man who shares her religious beliefs, so Blake’s converting: “Shelton converting to Catholicism is a final step towards the altar.”
In addition, Gwen is said to feel that Blake’s drinking has gone unaddressed for too long. She asked him to quit “so that he can be an ideal stepfather to her three kids,” and that appears to have been all it took.
“Shelton has given up drinking,” the insider added.
Adding fuel to this particular fire are some comments that Blake made on the record while speaking with Cody Alan backstage during rehearsals for the ACM Awards last month. At the time, Blake said that he “thinks about” marrying Gwen all the time. He then added, “I don’t think it’s anytime soon or anything. The more time that goes by, I guess, the closer you’d be getting to that.”
For what it’s worth, the good people over at Gossip Cop have already countered the latest claim of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani getting married, calling the talk “both late and wrong.” According to their analysis, Shelton’s alleged conversion to Catholicism was first “wrongly allege[d]” by other outlets, then picked up by more.
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