Gwen Stefani feels weird working with Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani finds it "a little bit weird" working with Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’.
The No Doubt frontwoman often finds herself discussing her contestants with her country singer boyfriend – who met on the show – and asking for advice, before realizing they are in competition with one another, so never knows how much work chat they should indulge in.
She said: "I was nervous at first.
"I was like, ‘Wait, is this going to be awkward? How am I going to act?’
"It’s just natural. Sometimes it is a little bit [weird]. We’re driving home and I’m like, ‘Do you think I should put them together?’ And then I’m like, ‘Wait a minute! I’m not going to talk to you about this! I don’t know if you are the enemy. This is confusing.’
" We actually do help each other, and I’ve learned a lot about country music – just in [the] last year – through him."
However, the 47-year-old singer largely feels "comfortable" working on the talent show as the coaches, which this year also include Adam Levine and Alicia Keys, have such a great bond.
Speaking on ‘Today’, she said: "Three seasons [in], you get comfortable. [I love] the chemistry between the coaches! Alicia Keys is just so magical. Adam and I, we’ve known each other for a while
"And, of course, [I love] Blake, who I think is the greatest guy ever. It’s so fun. It’s easy and comfortable."
Blake and Gwen – who has three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, eight, and Apollo, two, with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale – were unable to spend Valentine’s Day together on Tuesday (02.14.17) but she knew she wasn’t far from her boyfriend’s thoughts and was still able to have fun.
She said: "We weren’t together. I was here and he was in Oklahoma. He forgot!
"No, just kidding. I got some beautiful flowers and lots of texts. It was fun.
"I mean, you know… I’m in New York and he’s in Oklahoma."