Dallas County Living Well Magazine March/April 2018 - Page 13

AT LEFT: The pop star Gwen Stefani and and country singer Blake Shelton first started their relationship in November 2015, shocking everyone with their surprise romance. people,”’ he told PEOPLE. “Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.” While he may play coy, Shelton told PEOPLE that he does do his best to stay in shape by exercising on the treadmill and eating right. He did admit though to splurging though when he visits his home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Moving into 2018, Shelton is not only known for his hit tunes and time on The Voice, but also for his two-year budding romance with fellow superstar Gwen Stefani. “What’s most important to Gwen is somebody who has her back and is a best friend, so that’s kind of how it started, and it just kept snowballing into what it is now, and it just feels like it gets stronger all the time, you know?” he gushed to the TODAY Show. In fact, according to an article in Men’s Health magazine, Stefani and Shelton are each oth- er’s biggest health and fitness supporters. “He killed the gym this morning,” she shared during an inter- view. “It’s funny because he’s so tall that like, literally no sweat suits fit him. It’s because of him that I worked out this morn- ing,” she added. “I wasn’t gonna work out… He’s my trainer.” When asked by TODAY how he gets along with Stefani’s three young sons, he shared: “The best part for me, selfishly, is discovering a part of myself that I guess I never really knew was in there. It’s definitely an instinct that kicks in.” With 2017 behind him, Shelton is ready to embrace 2018 with continued success. “Country music superstar and multimedia en- tertainer Blake Shelton has long called War- ner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville his label home, and last night he inked a deal reaffirming the commitment,” according to his website. “Their 17-year partnership has produced accomplish- ments ranging from 25 number one singles to 10 gold and platinum-selling albums, in addition to seven Grammy nominations and five CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award wins,” the news continued. “Amongst these other career successes, Shelton’s 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist underscores his preeminence in every realm––including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement. One of the most visible and constant ambassadors of country music, Shelton has reinforced the genre’s value in front of more than 12 million viewers two nights a week for 13 consecutive seasons and counting as a coach on NBC’s The Voice.” “I remember my first trip to Nashville in 1994,” Shel- ton shares. “I drove down Music Row and don’t know why, but when I passed the Warner Bros. building I said, ‘That’s the label I want to be on!’ Now, all these years later, I’m proud to have spent my entire record- ing career with such a great company. I look forward to more incredible years with my Warner family.” If the past is any indication of how bright the future is for Shelton, his fans have a lot to look forward to for sure. To learn more about Shelton, visit www.blakeshelton.com. Blake Shelton returned as one of the coaches in Season 14 of The Voice alongside Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys. DALLAS COUNTY Living Well Magazine | MARCH/APRIL 2018 11