Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have applied for their marriage license, and now, people are wondering when the couple is going to officially tie the knot.
According to TMZ, the nuptials could very well take place on July 4 weekend. In Oklahoma, according to U.S. Marriage Laws, couples have 10 days from when they file for a marriage license to actually get married.
Sources told TMZ that they are planning on getting wed on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch, but this has yet to be corroborated by the couple.
TMZ reported, “We’re told the couple has an entire weekend of activities and celebrations planned, but they’re staying a bit flexible due to the weather forecast. If mother nature cooperates, the ceremony will be held in an outdoor chapel on the ranch.”
Here’s what you need to know:
The Couple Applied for a Marriage License on Tuesday
Shelton and Stefani applied for a marriage license on Tuesday, June 29, meaning they only have until Friday, July 9, to tie the knot.
A source told People, “Ever since they got engaged, they have both been adamant that no wedding will happen until it’s safe for family and friends to attend. Gwen expressed early on that she really wanted a summer wedding.”
The source added, “She was upset earlier this year when it seemed to be no end in sight for the pandemic. She slowly started planning the wedding this spring though.”
How Did Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Meet?
According to Insider, Stefani joined “The Voice” back in 2014 — she coached alongside Adam Levine, Shelton and Pharrell Williams.
Within months, Shelton and Stefani performed onstage together, and fans began to wonder if there was something going on between them, Insider reported. It was November 2015 when E! reported that the couple was dating.
In April 2021, Stefani told Seth Meyers during a segment of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “I was dying to tell everybody, you know what I mean? And I knew I was going to be on your show, and I felt really guilty actually.”
Stefani added, “We were really excited to share it, and it was fun to kind of hold on to the secret for a week,” she said. “And then, finally, Blake was the one that was like, ‘Wait, when are you gonna tell people?’ I’m like, ‘You’re the one that said not to tell anyone!’”
In February 2021, Shelton opened up to Stephen Colbert about the engagement on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
“Nobody’s more shocked about this than I am. … It makes no sense,” Shelton admitted. “I can see that you’re looking at that picture right now and going, ‘What the hell is happening?'”
Colbert then quipped, “And she seems happy about it! At first I thought it was a dare or something, she lost a bet. But she really seems happy here.”
Shelton replied, “Bring it on, I can take it. I can take it. I understand. Trust me, I understand. You can’t blame me for not jumping at the opportunity though.”