Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani and her partner, Blake Shelton, on the set of ‘The Voice’. Image via Twitter @gwenstefani

Gwen Stefani’s wedding on hold to avoid ‘COVID situation’

Pop’s comeback queen has put her nuptials on hold for the time being.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani and her partner, Blake Shelton, on the set of ‘The Voice’. Image via Twitter @gwenstefani

The Hollaback Girl hitmaker got engaged to country music superstar Blake Shelton in October.

However, the two have decided to wait a few months before getting married to avoid what Stefani called a ‘COVID situation’. She said the couple would rather play it safe and delay the wedding than have the pandemic ruin everything.


During an On Air With Ryan Seacrest interview, Stefani, 51, shared how she was approaching her wedding plans during the global coronavirus pandemic.

When asked if she preferred a small or large wedding she said:

“I would say I just want my parents here at this point, like my parents wouldn’t come to Thanksgiving because they’re so scared, so I really would rather it not be a COVID situation.” 

By a “COVID situation” she meant the risk of the virus spreading and added she would rather not have everyone wearing masks at the wedding.

“I would rather not have masks and even when you cut it down to just family it’s too many people for COVID, so we’re just going to see what happens in the next few months.”


Stefani and Shelton both worked on the set of The Voice as coaches and inevitably fell in love. The two have been together since 2015. 

In 2016, the couple made their relationship “red-carpet official” by showing up hand-in-hand at the Oscars after-party. 

A few months later, they debuted in music together by co-writing Go Ahead and Break My Heart. The song was featured on Shelton’s If I’m Honest album. 


Stefani and Shelton went the social media route to announce their engagement by both posting the same picture of them sharing a kiss and with Gwen showing off her ring.

Shelton, 44, captioned his post: “Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020. And the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!” 


Stefani was previously married to Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2016. Rossdale is the father of her three sons. 

Shelton was married twice before. His first marriage to Kaynette Williams lasted from 2003 to 2006. His second marriage, to Miranda Lambert, lasted from 2011 to 2015.


On 7 December, the Let Me Blow Your Mind star released a new single titled Let Me Reintroduce Myself. It is her first conventional release in four years, since her 2016 album This is What Truth Feels Like, and the song has been extremely well received. 

Let Me Reintroduce Myself is a fusion of Reggae and Ska. The song is Stefani’s way of saying she has new music on the way, while referencing her older hits such as Hollaback Girl.

Though many have interpreted it as Stefani’s comeback, she is reluctant to label it as such — but the success of the new song may decide things differently.


Stefani said Kelly Clarkson inspired her to start writing songs again during the lockdown. 

“She has been texting me through the pandemic, like she’s sending me songs that she has been writing and I’m like this is soo.. how are you doing this? I have toilets to clean and dinner to make. I have no time for anything,” Stefani said.

She further shared that she had been living in Oklahoma for 100 days and had five kids in homeschool. 

“I wasn’t even planning on doing it and I had written one song in February, before things shut down.

“I think I have like 20 songs now and they were written really fast, and I was just thinking about music and I want to go back to the start,” she said. 

Watch Gwen Stefani’s new song here: