When they first started dating in 2015, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani connected over Hallmark movies. In a recent live Q&A with fans on Hallmark Channel's Facebook page, Stefani discussed her love for Hallmark movies and revealed that they were one of the first things she and Shelton watched together.
"This is something that people don’t know about me and Blake," she said, in response to a fan who asked if she watches any of the network's "Countdown to Christmas" movies. "OK, Let’s get real. Yes, we do, It’s actually one of the first things that we bonded on, is watching Hallmark Christmas movies, There’s just something about these movies that gets you so so sucked in to these stories and we started watching them last week actually. We were doing our holiday Thanksgiving turkey and watching the movies and they roll one after another and just when you think oh I get a break. you’re sucked into the next one."
Stefani further explained how Shelton has actually executive produced multiple Hallmark Channel holiday films with his mom, Dorothy Shackleford.
"Also, Blake’s mom, she has some movies that she did, some Hallmark movies," Stefani said. "They’re Christmas movies and Blake actually produced them. Let me see, I can’t remember all the names but Time For Me To Come Home For Christmas, that is her Christmas movie, Blake’s mom has a Christmas movie on Hallmark, she has three of them, so check those out, very proud of that to be apart of that, my new mother-in-law to be."
Shelton and Shackleford's venture into Hallmark films began after Shackleford co-wrote a novel based on Shelton's song, "Time For Me To Come Home," featured on his 2012 holiday album, Cheers It's Christmas. The book was turned into a Hallmark Channel movie, Time For Me To Come Home For Christmas, which was followed by two sequels, Time For You To Come Home For Christmas and Time For Us To Come Home For Christmas.
Stefani also got involved with the network this year, with her song, "Here This Christmas" serving as the theme song to Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas."
Shelton and Stefani met in 2015 on the set of The Voice and started dating shortly after. At the time Shelton had just gone through a very public divorce with Miranda Lambert while Stefani had just ended her marriage with Gavin Rossdale.
The couple announced their engagement on Tuesday, October 27, sharing an adorable engagement photo to Instagram. "Yes please," Stefani simply captioned her post, while Shelton wrote, "Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!"
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