Gwen, 53 and Blake, 47, first started dating after working as co-judges on The Voice in 2015. At the time, the two bonded over their divorces: Blake was ending his marriage to Miranda Lambert, who he wed in 2011, and recalled confiding in Gwen about his split. “I won’t forget that day,” he told Billboard in 2016. “I looked over at Gwen—who I didn’t really know—and she had these huge tears in her eyes. I thought, ‘Wow, she feels super bad for me!'”
Perhaps Gwen could relate to the heartbreak. In 2016 the former No Doubt member split up from husband Gavin Rossdale, with whom she shares sons Kingston, 17, Zuma, 14, and Apollo, 9.
“That’s kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day,” Blake continued. “It went from that, to checking in on each other once a week through email—’This s–t happened to me, what happened to you?’—to maybe three times a week, then every day, to ‘Hey, here’s my phone number if you ever want to text.’ Next thing I know, I wake up and she’s all I care about, and I’m wondering if she feels the same about me.”