Shelton recently said he was “so proud” of Stefani, who appeared to show off a baby bump.
The couple was reportedly preparing to become parents again.
According to a December 2022 article, Blake Shelton was struggling with balancing being a role model and friend to his stepsons. The country music star and his wife of one year, Gwen Stefani, were raising her three sons together.
In 2021, Shelton revealed how he, Kingston, Apollo, and Zuma Rossdale were always together. The star said he didn’t mind being all buddy-buddy with the boys, but he realized they also listened to what he said.
The singer found it “scary” because he realized it was a lot of responsibility and wondered if being a stepfather was harder or perhaps more challenging than being a biological one. However, the answer to his questions was reportedly around the corner.
A source claimed Stefani had wanted “nothing more than to give” her husband “his own child.” The insider alleged that the country singer’s wife had “decided to give IVF another chance a few months ago” after taking a break from trying to have a baby.
The songstress had reportedly given up on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) because it wasn’t working and emotionally taxing, but she decided to try again. Shelton leaving “The Voice” after season 23 would allow him to be a more present father.
The vocalist and her husband chose IVF after failing to conceive naturally, and numerous rounds and treatments accomplished nothing. The process affected them mentally and physically, and doctors told Stefani to give her body a breather.
A source claimed Stefani put a lot of pressure on herself to conceive for Shelton, causing him to get affected too, and he hated seeing her that way. The singer stopped and focused on their engagement in 2020, the following year’s wedding, her career, and her children.
Then a few months ago, in 2022, the couple visited a Los Angeles specialist. The No Doubt member started eating healthier, doing acupuncture, meditating, and more to get ready, and in early December that year, it was revealed she “finally got pregnant,” reportedly.
The couple’s dream came true, with Stefani allegedly carrying her fourth child at age 53! Some reports have already come out stating that Shelton’s wife was already sporting a sign that she was pregnant!
Did Gwen Show off a Baby Bump?
On October 26, 2022, Stefani walked the NYWICI Matrix Awards red carpet wearing a pink dress that allegedly showed off her tiny baby bump! A source claimed her friends were excited about her pregnancy, while she and her husband were reportedly “beyond overjoyed” and considered it a “Christmas miracle.”
Two days later, Shelton, then 46, shared a social media photo of him and his wife posing for images at the event. He noted how she was his “favorite person” and said he was “proud” of her, with one fan asking below the post:
“Is that a baby bump?”
A third person also noticed the allegedly baby bump and noted how Shelton would make a “great father!!” According to other sources, the couple was already preparing for their fourth offspring, with the country star ready to be a father as he was already a doting stepfather.
How Did the Couple Prepare for Their Alleged Upcoming Child?
Although Stefani’s children weren’t his biological ones, Shelton treated them as if they were. However, a source said he joked that his home had enough testosterone and if it was in his power, he wanted “a girl.”
The couple was allegedly preparing their Oklahoma and Los Angeles homes to welcome their child. An insider said Shelton had already bought a pink cowgirl hat and boots and had worked on building some things in the nursery, like the crib.
The country singer also spoiled his wife, ensuring she took things easy, relaxed, and was calm after the long road brought them here. Shelton had allegedly enlisted Taylor Swift to host a small baby shower that was animal themed.
More celebrities were expected for the event, including games, cupcakes, and mocktails. Besides the country star, Stefani had also reduced her workload so they could focus on their family.
A source described this part of the couple’s lives as a “new chapter” for them. “The Voice” coach and his wife were allegedly “excited” about what was yet to