Blake Shelton will soon take on a new official title: stepfather.
The superstar is set to marry his longtime love, Gwen Stefani, sometime in 2021 and is more than ready to take on his role as a stepdad to Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7. Shelton has been a part of the boys’ lives for five years now and says it’s something that he truly takes to heart.
“I take it very serious, but I also have a blast with it,” the Oklahoma native told KFROG’s The Ride with Kimo & Heather. “I don’t take it so serious that I’m not enjoying this time because I really am, especially now that we’re five years into this thing. I can’t imagine my life without these kids now.”
The “Minimum Wage” singer went on to share how his relationship with his stepfather has helped shape him and his new role.
“I have a stepfather in my life who is one of my heroes,” he said. “I love my stepfather and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life on how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be.”
Shelton and Stefani got engaged last fall and Stefani recently opened up about how it was a decision that was not taken lightly.
“There was a lot to consider when you have so many people involved — children and their hearts and everybody in my family’s family — we all went through a lot together,” Stefani acknowledged in a recent interview with NBC’s TODAY Show.
“And, so, I think in a romantic way, when you fall in love so hard and so unexpectedly, it’s so late in your life, and I think you can relate to this, you think, ‘I want to marry you! Like, now!’ That’s the first romantic reaction, like, ‘Let’s get married!’”
Stefani and Shelton, however, waited until the time was right. The couple’s wedding plans remain up in the air.