Although it seemed like a difficult option, the Vatican has finally helped Gwen Stefani. Yes, as is. The 51-year-old Californian artist will be able to marry in the Church to her current partner, Blake Shelton after a court of the Holy See has declared her marriage to Gavin Rossdale void.
The former vocalist of the group No Doubt and Rossdale, also a musician, separated in 2015 after 13 years of marriage. He is the father of her three children: Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock, and Apollo Bowie Flynn, ages 14, 12, and 6, respectively. "We have mutually decided that we will no longer be a married couple, we will remain as partners in parenthood and we are committed to raising our three children in a happy and healthy environment. We ask that our privacy be respected during this time," they announced in a release.
Shortly after all this, Stefani began a romantic relationship with her current partner, Blake Shelton, whom she met in 2014 as both a jury for The Voice program (along with Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams) and who last October proposed to go through the altar and give yourself the "yes, I do" with a half-million dollar ring. However, the singer's dream was to marry in the Church, something she could not do until her previous marriage was invalidated.
He had already lost hope that this would happen, because the formal procedures began in March 2019, but an ecclesiastical court has declared that he has been right and in the coming weeks he will receive all the necessary documentation.
"It has been a relief for Gwen because she wants the wedding to be officiated by her trusted priest and for the link to be recognized by the Catholic Church," explained a source close to US Weekly. It is also true that Stefani thought Shelton would no longer dare to take the step of proposing to her.
That is why the happiness of the singer of hits such as Hollaback Girl or The Sweet Escape (Closed Captioned) is such that she has begun to organize the big day, which will take place in the chapel she wants to build on her ranch in Oklahoma, although she will wait for the coronavirus pandemic to pass so that a large number of their friends and family attend.