Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will stay apart on New Year’s Eve

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will celebrate the New Year separately this year.

Speaking to Access Hollywood ahead of Monday night’s episode of The Voice, the “Sweet Escape” singer explained why she’s spending the holidays apart from her country singer husband.

“Well, it’s funny because I was going to be on his show, and then Vegas called and wanted me to be in Vegas,” Stefani, 54, said of Shelton, who was there on New Year’s Eve. But there were. Live: Set to perform at Nashville’s Big Bash.

“Last year I did Vegas, and I said, ‘Remind me to never do Vegas again.’ [But sometimes you don’t want to be the host,” the No Doubt artist said. “So I was like, ‘Eh, I’m going to do it.’ If you’re going to work, I’m going to work too, so I’ll just be flying in and out. It’s going to be amazing. I’m really looking forward to it.”

As for her New Year’s resolution, Stefani, who released the single “True Babe” earlier this year, said she wants to “make a record.” On the health front, she hopes to be more “consistent,” and her romance-focused resolution is to “keep loving.”

Earlier this month, Shelton spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her New Year’s resolutions.

“I haven’t been able to stop drinking yet,” the 47-year-old “Sangria” singer said. Resolution of the year. Either reduce drinking alcohol or stop it completely. Pretend I said it.”

Stefani and Shelton tied the knot on July 3, 2021, at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch in the presence of Stefani’s three sons: Kingston, 17, Zuma, 14, and Apollo, 9. Stefani has a son with her ex-husband, musician Gavin Rossdale.

In November, she recalled a particularly emotional moment during the couple’s wedding that took her by surprise.

“I never thought I was going to get married. “It’s absolutely crazy that this happened,” she told TODAY. “I say my vows, and I literally start screaming. I didn’t have a makeup artist; I did my own makeup, and all the makeup came off, and then Blake says, ‘I know you’re always ready. Not about writing a song about me…’ So suddenly, out of nowhere, he plays me this song. I’m babbling.

Stefani recently told People about the couple’s romance in September.

“I haven’t seen anything like that with Blake. It’s just a big old ‘What?’ ” It was an amazing gift to experience that kind of love for the first time,” she said about falling in love with the country superstar and his home life after meeting on the set of The Voice in 2014.

“He changed my life,” Stephanie said at the time. When I started dating Blake, that’s when I felt at home, like, ‘Oh, this is where I need to be with this guy.’


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