Gwen Stefani Says She 'Just Would Rather' Her Wedding to Blake Shelton 'Not Be a COVID'
"We're going to see what happens in the next few months," Stefani said of her wedding planning
Gwen Stefani is so excited" to fiancé Blake Shelton but like many couples, wedding planning remains in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Monday, 51-year-old singer raved how she and 44-year-old Shelton are "meant to be together.
"It's so funny to just say 'engaged.' It feels so weird. People have been saying it for so long, like five years, 'Are you becoming married? Are you engaged?' And now we actually are and it feels like I’m in a manga or something," said Stefani, who released her new single, "Let Me Reintroduce Myself," her first non-holiday solo song since 2016.
And when Seacrest asks if she wishes to have a bigger or smaller wedding in the "post-pandemic world," Stefani says she wants her father Dennis and mother Patti to attend, no matter what.
"I would say I just want my family there at this point. My parents wouldn't come to Thanksgiving since they're so scared so would really rather it not be a COVID situation. Like, I would not want to have masks and that kind of thing," said the three-mom who shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
"Even when you cut it down to just family, it's too many faces for COVID so we're going to see what happens in the next few months," the voice coach shared.
Shelton suggested Stefani to spend much of the lockdown time with her children at his ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. They declared their engagement on Oct. 27.
A source on Sunday told the couple is "ready to get married" after falling in love on The Voice in 2015.
"This won't be a long marriage. There is a reason why Blake proposed now They are both ready to get married," said the source. "They don't want a huge wedding. They want their close family and friends to attend and that's it."
After their engagement news, a source told that Shelton asked her three sons for permission before he suggested.
"Blake told her boys that he decided to propose and asked their support," said the source. "Her family very much approve of him. He's an amazing partner and a great extra dad to the boys. Gwen is ecstatic. The engagement was a surprise."