Although Season 9 of “The Voice” most notably brought audiences the talented winner Jordan Smith, it was also responsible for Hollywood’s most talked about new couple -- coaches Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. With the show behind them, Shelton and Stefani stepped out in public after spending their first Christmas together.
After confessing to the world that they’d started dating once their respective divorces were finalized about two months ago, they’ve remained relatively tight-lipped about their coupling. In fact, they did almost nothing to address it during “The Voice” and their relationship has only existed to the public through a handful of public outings. However, according to Entertainment Tonight, they were spotted spending the holidays together on Christmas Eve in Shelton’s home state of Oklahoma. While neither posted anything about their holiday together on social media, the outlet noted that Atwoods Ranch and Home posted a tweet showing them together about 120 miles south of Oklahoma City.
— Atwoods Ranch & Home (@AtwoodsRanchHm) December 24, 2015
While the couple didn’t share any intimate snapshots of their Christmas, Stefani took to her Twitter account a couple days later to show off her, Shelton and their friends on their way to an NFL game. The couple traveled to Glendale, Arizona, to catch a game between the Cardinals, Shelton's favorite team, and the Green Bay Packers. Stefani posted a photo and video to her Instagram account showing her with her new boyfriend. In addition, the Cardinals’ official Twitter account posted a photo of them happily posing for a selfie together on the sidelines. Stefani wore her trademark red lipstick, a camo hat and a sweater, while Shelton opted for a simple Arizona Cardinals sweatshirt and trucker cap.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 27, 2015
The Shelton and Stefani pairing caught many of their fans from both “The Voice” and their respective singing careers off guard. Shelton had a very public separation from his wife of four years, Miranda Lambert. Meanwhile, Stefani also split from her ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage and three children together. Almost as soon as Shelton’s divorce was finalized, "The Voice” coaches revealed that they’d started dating each other. All-in-all it seems like a nice Christmas weekend for the couple, especially given that the Cardinals crushed the Packers 38 - 8.