Gwen Stefani really wants to marry Blake Shelton, but there is one catch to her “Yee-haw I do” dream. Gwen was married to Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2016. And because Gwen is Catholic and wants her marriage to Blake to be recognized by the Catholic Church, she’s been trying to get her marriage with Gavin annulled. Today Gwen is holla’ing back with gratitude at the Catholic Church, because they have granted her that annulment she wanted.
We’ve been hearing talk that Gwen and Blake want to get married for what feels like 84 years now, but it’s only been serious-ish talk for about two or so years. And about two years ago, we learned that Gwen reportedly would not line-dance down the hay-strewn aisle with Blake if the Church didn’t grant an annulment on her first marriage to Gavin. Later we learned that Gwen would maybe be okay with the marriage to Blake, even if God and Jesus weren’t cool with it. She doesn’t have to worry, because it went through. via Us Weekly:
“Gwen was told the decision was made by the Vatican tribunal,” the insider says five years after the pair called it quits in August 2015. “She will be receiving the notification in writing in the next few weeks, but it’s official.”
Gwen and Blake officially announced they were engaged in October of last year. Sources have said that Blake reportedly built a chapel on the property of his Oklahoma ranch, and that he and Gwen will get married there sometime this year. Blake was married twice before to Kaynette Gern from 2003 to 2006 and to Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2016. Blake converted to Catholicism in 2018.
One of the reasons an annulment might be granted by the Catholic Church is due to infidelity. Welp, that sounds like an open and shut case. Gwen likely didn’t have to argue too hard about why she wanted her marriage annulled. Then again, maybe a favor was called in. Or someone approved it because it’s Gwen Stefani. So picture Pope Francis walking the halls of the Vatican with a old Sony Walkman playing a Tragic Kingdom cassette.