Gwen Stefani is ready to move on following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale. The Rich Girl singer is confirmed to be dating country musician Blake Shelton following weeks of speculation.
The pair are both coaches on The Voice USA and have been friends for a long time, however they have started dating since their respective marriage splits. While Gwen filed for divorce from husband Gavin in August, Blake divorced fellow musician Miranda Lambert in July following four years of marriage.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have confirmed dating rumours
Gwen and Blake have previously been coy about their relationship status despite looking close on a number of occasions, including Adam Levine's Halloween party on Saturday. However a representative for Gwen confirmed that they are indeed an item in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday.
"Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating," the rep confirmed, but did not offer any further details about their relationship.
The confirmation comes just days after Gwen avoided discussing her relationship status during an interview with Ryan Seacrest. When asked if she and Blake were dating, she answered: "I'm not going to answer that right now, Ryan. I think I've given enough of myself this morning to you. But I think he's hot, don't you?"
The new couple are both judges on The Voice USA
She added that herself and Blake had bonded after going through their divorces at the same time.
"But to be super honest, it is kind of crazy we both went through the same thing at the same time," Gwen said. "There's been so many people that I've gotten so much comfort from. Just people coming to me and telling me their story. Not confiding, but sharing, which has just helped me to see things from a different perspective and move forward."
Gwen and Gavin ended their 13-year relationship in August, citing irreconcilable differences on their divorce papers. According to TMZ, the couple will have joint physical custody of their three sons, but will likely spend more time with their father because of Gwen's busy touring schedule.