This summer, Blake Shelton and his wife Gwen Stefani celebrated one year of being happily married. Based on what they show to the public, the couple seems to be closer than ever right now, but it turns out that Stefani didn’t even know Shelton existed until she met him during her first season on .
She recently shared this confession with .
“I’m gonna be brutally honest. When I first came on [in 2014], I didn’t know that Blake even existed really in the world,” she
The stars first met eight years ago when they were working as a coaches on the singing competition show, Stefani said she found herself drawn to Shelton “like a magnet.”
Each contestant stands before the set of coaches in a blind audition, meaning they can hear the contestant, but because their chairs are turned around, they can’t see who is performing. The artist then chooses which team they wish to take the journey with, based on which, if any, coaches turn their chair around during the audition.
When she was asked who she would have selected as a coach, had she been a contestant on , she said that if she knew what she does now about Shelton, it would be an easy decision to pick him. When she first joined the cast though, it took some time to get to know Shelton.
“But then I did my homework and I could see that he was an amazing songwriter, and then I could see everybody falling in love with him,” she continued. “I would probably have picked Blake, because I just feel like he’s so good at the show.”