When Blake Shelton Fled the Country Amid Speculations of 'Troubled' Marriage With Gwen Stefani

When Blake Shelton Fled the Country Amid Speculations of 'Troubled' Marriage With Gwen Stefani
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Country music sensation Blake Shelton has recently made headlines as he announced an exciting development in his career outside the United States. Taking to Instagram, the 47-year-old star revealed his upcoming concert in Toronto, Canada, set to take place at the grand opening of the Great Canadian Casino Resort in May. Shelton, famous for hits like Barmageddon, shared a snapshot of himself with his guitar and microphone in hand, generating buzz among fans.

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This revelation comes amid growing speculation about the state of Shelton's marriage to pop icon Gwen Stefani, 54. While the country singer is gearing up for international performances, his wife has been making waves back home on the popular show The Voice, as reported by The Sun. Stefani returned to the show for Season 24 after a hiatus, reuniting with fellow coaches John Legend and Niall Horan.

Amid these career moves, fans have raised eyebrows over the couple's relationship. Recent social media posts from Stefani, including a glimpse into their family time on their Oklahoma ranch, have fueled the speculation. In late November, the Hollaback Girl shared a clip of the couple engaging in outdoor activities, from running around the ranch to cooking pizza over a fire, showcasing a seemingly idyllic family moment.



However, comments on the post revealed mixed sentiments among fans. Some expressed concerns that Stefani has adapted to Shelton's country lifestyle, with one stating, "Seems like she’s adapted more to his lifestyle than him to hers." Another fan noted the shift in Stefani's image, commenting, "She used to be the glam girl. Now she's all country." Despite the speculations, supporters defended the couple's choices, emphasizing their happiness and shared life. One fan argued, "And they are both happy; they have a life together that she's said feels real."

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Shelton and Stefani, who tied the knot in 2021, have a $13 million mansion in Los Angeles, as People magazine reports. Frequently, they escape to their expansive 1,300-acre ranch in Oklahoma with Stefani's three sons. Shelton addressed the adjustment period for the boys in a 2022 interview, revealing their initial uncertainty about country living. He recounted saying to them, "Go out that door and don’t come back till you’re too tired to go any further."

The discussion around the couple's relationship intensified when Shelton, in a separate interview, hinted at a change in Stefani's musical direction. He expressed how country music has allowed her to showcase her vocal and songwriting talents, stating, "I think country music has kind of given her the chance to show what an incredible vocalist she is."



As fans continue to analyze every social media post and interview snippet of Shelton and Stefani, the question lingers: Is Shelton's international move a strategic career move, or are there underlying issues in his marriage to Stefani? Only time will reveal the true nature of this relationship.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 8, 2023. It has since been updated.

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