Last month, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s four-year-long plans of getting married were put on hold, because Gwen was married once before, to Gavin Rossdale. But Gwen is also very Catholic and so she wanted to get her marriage to Gavin annulled. That way her marriage to Blake would be considered her first in the eyes of the church. Well, Gwen’s desire to get married to Blake might outweigh her Catholic guilt, because Us Weekly is saying that she might go ahead and get married without an annulment after all.
Gwen has been trying to get her marriage annulled for the past year, and it’s been taking a really long time to get a response from the Catholic Church who has to approve it. I’m pretty sure there’s no recording on the Pope’s Catholic Marriage Hotline that tells you your estimated waiting time until you’re connected with a papal customer service representative. So Gwen doesn’t know how long she’ll be waiting to hear about whether her request has been approved or denied. And because Blake doesn’t want to get married in their nursing home’s chapel, Gwen might skip the annulment process and save herself all that drama.
“She very much wants the marriage to be recognized by the church,” says a source, but she also understands that Shelton’s been restless.
Unfortunately, the process has caused “tense moments” between them, adds a second insider.
So it sounds like Blake is the only reason why Gwen might not move forward with her annulment, but that doesn’t mean Gwen won’t get her romantic church wedding. Us Weekly says that Gwen and Blake plan on having a church ceremony in Beverly Hills, which will be followed by a big party at Blake’s ranch in Oklahoma.
I just don’t understand why Blake Shelton needs to get married right this minute. If he just paused a moment, he’d realize a Roman Catholic ceremony is his ideal wedding. Catholic weddings are long, but you usually get wine and wafers. Don’t tell me Blake Shelton’s dream wedding doesn’t involve a break for liquor and snacks.