Country music singer Blake Shelton has spent the past few months in quarantine with his girlfriend Gwen Stefani and her three sons at his home in Oklahoma. In a new interview on Friday, Shelton opened up about what it’s like to be tasked with helping to raise Stefani’s kids.
During an interview with the Today show, Shelton revealed what his thoughts were when Stefani posted a Father’s Day message to him on Instagram last month, thanking him “for helping me raise these boys!!”
“That’s a scary moment for me because it’s one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddy, but you do have to consider after awhile that they start to listen to things that you say and there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that,” Shelton explained.
Stefani is the mother of three sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale. In the five years that she has been dating Shelton, he has gotten very close to her boys. The country music singer made it clear that he’s enjoyed quarantining with Stefani and her sons, despite the circumstances.
“We’ve been doing things that I wished I had time to do for the last 20 years I guess,” Shelton said. “That’s literally stupid things like pick blackberries. We grew a garden, grew several acres of sweet corn.”
This came after Shelton and Stefani released their new duet “Happy Anywhere.”
“I have the easiest job at this point in my life and it’s a blast to be a country singer and do what I do,” Shelton said. “It’s hilarious that listening to the radio the last couple of years that Gwen Stefani is going to be singing the ‘countriest’ song to come out of Nashville … It’s ironic. It’s funny.”
He also revealed why he and Stefani decided to release a new duet at this time.
“Even though Gwen and I just had a single out we decided that, under the circumstances, this year … man, there’s never been a better time for ‘Happy Anywhere,'” Shelton said. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that we really love and enjoy being around. That’s what happened with Gwen and me this summer – and this entire year.”