Blake Shelton "Saved" Gwen Stefani, the "Make Me Like You" Singer Says

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Blake Shelton saved Gwen Stefani when she needed saving the most. That's what the "Make Me Love You" singer said in a recent interview with Refinery29.

Gwen goes on to explain how Blake Shelton was a major inspiration for her new album that's due out tomorrow, "This is What the Truth Feels Like."

"I didn’t have any kind of musical direction for this album. Every song was written around emotions. Of course [our relationship] was an influence. Musically, no. Every song was written purely out of whatever my heart was going through at that moment," she explains.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani first bonded over mutual breakups--him from wife Miranda Lambert and her from husband Gavin Rossdale. Their friendship quickly turned to love.

"I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I’m still going through, you think you’re hopeless. You don’t know what’s going to happen,” she says. “You panic. It was a really super-unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience. I don’t think it’s an accident that that happened. It saved me."

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorced following four years of marriage in July. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split up shortly thereafter. Gwen discovered back in February 2015 he'd been having an affair with nanny Mindy Mann.

Blake Shelton may have saved Gwen Stefani, but in doing so he likely saved himself, too.

Fans of both are eager to see where this relationship takes them. They've no doubt loved Gwen Stefani's return to The Voice this week, where she serves as Blake Shelton's team adviser.

Do you think Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are in this for the long haul?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.