Gwen Stefani recently opened up about her wedding plans with Blake Shelton, saying she doesn’t want the big day to “be a COVID situation,” USA Today reported.
“I would say I just want my parents there at this point,” the 51-year-old singer said during an “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” interview on Monday, according to USA Today. “My parents wouldn’t come to Thanksgiving because they’re so scared, so really would rather it not be a COVID situation. Like, I would rather not have masks and that kind of thing.
“Even when you cut it down to just family, it’s still too many people for COVID,” she continued. “So we’re sort of going to see what happens in the next few months.”
The “No Doubt” singer — who has been a coach on the “The Voice” on and off for five seasons — met Shelton, a longtime “Voice” coach, on the set of the reality competition show in 2015.
Shelton proposed to Stefani at his ranch in Oklahoma, and the two announced their engagement on Oct. 27, according to People.
In November, “The Voice” announced that Nick Jonas would again be taking Stefani’s place on the show — which isn’t too much of a surprise since Stefani has never stayed on the show for two consecutive seasons, the Deseret News reported.
Currently on “The Voice,” Stefani is coaching country singer Ben Allen and 15-year-old Carter Rubin, the youngest singer left in this season’s competition, according to the Deseret News.
During Monday’s live show featuring the top nine singers, Rubin performed “Rainbow Connection” from “The Muppets” franchise — a song Stefani sings to her own three boys. Stefani was emotional when Rubin finished his performance.
“That was flawless. That was God answering my prayers,” she said. “You’re so gifted, you’re so intuitive, your heart is full of music. I’m so honored that you picked me.”
On Tuesday night, “The Voice” will reveal the five singers heading into the finale.