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Both Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton had a tough year in terms of romance. The Voice coaches both went through divorces, with Stefani splitting from longtime husband Gavin Rossdale and Shelton calling it quits with fellow country singer Miranda Lambert.
But through the pain the colleagues managed to find each other. They first sparked rumors of a budding romance when they were spotted cozying up at Maroon 5's Halloween party. E! News exclusively obtained the photos that showed Shelton keeping the No Doubt singer close to him, putting his hands on her shoulders and then ultimately her waist. Only a few days later Shelton's rep would confirm their romance to us, and since then it has been quite a whirlwind!
These two, now known as Shefani, have been all about putting their love on display, whether they're holding hands, kissing or even grabbin' booty. It all began when they made their way to a Country Music Awards after-party in November where they were spotted holding hands and looking like an adorable new couple. Although the couple prefers to keep their relationship to themselves, they sometimes will give little tidbits about how they're doing, and so far it's going great.
"He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that," ET quoted Stefani as saying. She also revealed that the country crooner had a hand in helping her deal with her divorce. "Blake really helped me."
A source also told us, "Blake and Gwen are really happy."
While the dynamic duo tried to keep their relationship off-screen, their love would soon bubble over into The Voice, where they flirted the night away on a couple of episodes. At one point, Stefani ran onstage to meet up with Shelton where he waited to catch her when she jumped into his arms—too cute! There's no denying that these musicians are incredibly happy together, but is Stefani in love? An insider said yes!
"Many of Gwen's friends love how happy she has been over these past few months, and they believe she found love again," the source told us before Thanksgiving. "The media craze just annoys her because of the way it can affect kids in situations like this, but she has been giving them unconditional love and talking to them."
It's clear that these two can't get enough of each other, but even when their schedules require them to be apart, they stay together. The "Used to Love You" songstress was spotted FaceTiming her boyfriend before boarding a private plane. They had only been dating a couple of weeks at that point, but these two made it known they were already lovey dovey, especially when their music competition show cuts to commercial break.
Viewers might not be able to see what goes on behind-the-scenes of The Voice when the cameras turn off, but eyewitnesses told E! News that Shefani would keep approaching each other's chairs to whisper back and forth (sweet nothings, we assume) while keeping their hands on each other.
They must have been packing in as much PDA as possible before Thanksgiving, as the hot twosome spent the holiday apart. Don't worry, though. They reunited shortly after and resumed their romance, going on a double date with another couple where they were seen getting seriously grabby.
A source told us of their date to Casa Vega Mexican restaurant, "They were there with another couple and were waiting for valet for about five minutes. He kissed her twice and was pretty much grabbing her butt as he did."
The source added, "They were sitting at the bar and were very affectionate during dinner. He had his arm around her, [and] they had margaritas. After dinner they left together and went to her house."
Ooh la la. As Christmas drew closer, these two only heated more. They didn't spend Turkey Day together, but they made sure to spend time together over the December holidays. The duo jetted off to pal RaeLynn's engagement party together, where they were the "life of the party" in ugly Christmas sweaters. But if you hadn't gotten enough of these two, they made sure to show their love a few days before Christmas when Stefani shared a video on Twitter of Shelton giving her tons of kisses—no mistletoe necessary.
"They have been having some great times with each other the past few months and are on the same page of life now," an insider dished. "Blake is extremely supportive of Gwen and her kids' transition. Blake is really great with kids and loves being around children. He has a lot of patience."
All this lovin' was in preparation for Stefani to spend Christmas in Oklahoma AKA Shelton's home! During their trip back to the panhandle state, Shelton took Stefani to his favorite store, which he used to frequent with ex-wife Lambert. It might be a little déjà vu-esque, but hey, to each his own. To keep things fair after spending time in Oklahoma, Stefani brought Shelton to two of her family's favorite restaurants in her hometown of Anaheim, Calif....with her family (and sons) in tow! The whole gang hit up Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant and Cortina's Italian Market & Pizzeria.
The couple that eats together stays together, right?! Now that 2015 is coming to an end, we can't wait to see what 2016 will bring in for these two. Wedding bells, perhaps?!