Blake Shelton is a natural when it comes to coaching! “The Voice” former judge and music coach who recently quit the singing show is now navigating the compass for his stepsons as they learn to live differently on his farm after experiencing the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. Find out how well they are taking the change.
In 2001, Blake Shelton took the world by surprise when he released his debut single, “Austin.” This marked the beginning of his contributions to country music. So far, he has done remarkably well, ushering in a fresh and melodic sound.
Alongside his singing career, which has earned him many Grammy nominations and CMAs, the songbird is a renowned music coach and panelist on different singing shows.
Following the beginning of the beloved “The Voice” show, the country crooner was contracted as a judge and teacher, which he performed excellently.
Throughout his time on its twenty-two seasons, Blake coached many singers, and eight of them won the show at different times. They became a force to reckon with in the music industry.
Despite his achievements, Shelton, now a family man with three stepsons, decided to throw in the towel. He opted to focus on the new life as a parent to his wife, Gwen Stefani’s kids, while they navigate life on his large farm.
Although the singer has been married twice, neither of these marriages produced any kids. With his third wife, he is ready to fulfill the obligations required of a father, even though he is alien to the role.
Since their involvement, he became interested in Stefani’s sons from previous relationships. Now that he can have the job full-time — the couple was officially wed in 2021— he seems to want nothing more.
An insider confirmed that the couple was comfortable having the kids around from the word go, as they spent several holidays together.
Incredibly, the boys reciprocated the love and always saw him as a father figure. The source added:
“They respect and love him and are very appreciative of him being there for them. And that’s because the country superstar holds himself responsible as a role model for Gwen’s sons.”
Initially, Stefani was concerned that her beau might not prioritize the kids, and this would have led to their breakup. However, the former “The Voice” panelist proved himself worthy of all her love by devoting his time to her sons.
It did not matter that he never had kids; for Shelton, he already had the needed experience, thanks to his dad. Dick was an exemplary father who married a single mother (Shelton’s mom) and raised both her sons as his.
Teaching Stepsons to Live on a Farm
Not long ago, Shelton shocked fans when he announced his retirement from “The Voice” show. However, he was headed for a new beginning and needed all the concentration he could get.
Shelton and Stefani’s 1,300-acre ranch, named Ten Point Ranch, is not just where the boys learn to adjust to a new and fulfilling lifestyle. It also offers immaculate scenery and was the venue where the lovebirds hosted their intimate wedding.
The singer thanked his colleagues and fans for their time and support. He also thanked the network, which made it possible for him to connect with Stefani, a former judge on the same show.
While he no longer teaches competitors with a singing passion, he has settled for a life of constant tutelage, which appears enjoyable for the singer and his brood. Shelton has gotten the kids acquainted with life on his Tishomingo ranch.
In the beginning, the boys could not believe their eyes. They were shocked at the difference between living on the farm and in their Californian mansion. The singer admitted:
“The two of them were like, ‘Well, what do we do now?,’ I go, ‘Go out that door and don’t come back till you’re too tired to go any further.’ Well, they can’t even imagine just going down to the creek with a net or turning over rocks or getting on a buggy and driving around.”
Despite the culture shock, Stefani’s sons have gotten used to spending time with their stepdad on the property. Apart from the bonding time, they have learned some skills, including fishing, lighting a backfire, and enjoying incredible outdoor scenery.
The boys are not the only ones enjoying the simple farm life. Their mom also gets the memo and is more than ready to trade Hollywood life with that on a farm.
Stefani is in awe of their time there, doing real farm work like tilling the ground. During an interview, she proudly revealed:
“We’re talking about daffodils, we’re talking about like tulips. We did all the bulbs, now we’re doing wildflower seeds, now we’re doing xenias. So I sent him home to figure out how to till all the land and dig a well.”
What Does Their Farm Look Like?
Shelton and Stefani’s 1,300-acre ranch, named Ten Point Ranch, is not just where the boys learn to adjust to a new and fulfilling lifestyle.
It also offers immaculate scenery and was the venue where the lovebirds hosted their intimate wedding. This property boasts a hilltop where the couple was photographed following their wedding.
Allegedly, Shelton built a church on the ranch in honor of Stefani. That was where the couple shared their vows. Fans spotted the duo as they locked lips inside a building decorated with frames, religious symbols, and a colorful glass window.
Also, the Oklahoma ranch features a multi-story with magnanimous pillars at its entrance and a perfectly mowed lawn. Now and then, the couple gives fans a sneak peek of their mansion. The ranch has four bedrooms, a few ponds, and one horse barn.
The two most often seen areas of the estate are the living room and dining room. The living room has high ceilings and a noticeably large chandelier dangling in the middle.
This area has rattan-framed sofas, cream cushions, and a matching coffee table. On one side of the room is a TV mounted, while the other features a Hawaiian-styled bar. The family also hung some portraits behind the bar.
The dining area is also designed with similar walls and ceilings. There is a long dining table with cushioned chairs at the center of the room, while a parrot statue sits on the corner of a window. This is not the only home the couple has acquired. In May 2020, they purchased a $14 million home in Encino, California.
So far, Shelton and Stefani’s love story has blossomed into something beautiful, with each other laying the bricks of a never-ending future through sacrifices and appreciation.