Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton apply for a marriage license as they prepare to wed – Daily Mail

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton appear to be ready to tie the knot after nearly six years together.

The 51-year-old No Doubt singer and the 45-year-old country star have filed for a marriage license in Oklahoma, TMZ reported on Thursday.

The move means the couple are likely to wed soon, as the license is only valid for 10 days.

Going to the chapel! Gwen Stefani, 51, and Blake Shelton, 45, have filed for a marriage license, TMZ reports. The two are likely marrying soon, as the Oklahoma marriage license is only good for 10 days.; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

Going to the chapel! Gwen Stefani, 51, and Blake Shelton, 45, have filed for a marriage license, TMZ reports. The two are likely marrying soon, as the Oklahoma marriage license is only good for 10 days.; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

Going to the chapel! Gwen Stefani, 51, and Blake Shelton, 45, have filed for a marriage license, TMZ reports. The two are likely marrying soon, as the Oklahoma marriage license is only good for 10 days.; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

According to sources close to the musical couple, they’re planning on getting married on Saturday at a ranch in Oklahoma owned by Blake, who hails from the state.

The two reportedly have an array of wedding activities planned for themselves and guests, although they’re keeping backups in mind if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 

If Saturday is a sunny day, Gwen is planning to walk down the aisle in an outdoor chapel located on the property.

The sources added that the couple and Gwen’s children are already in Oklahoma to be ready for the big day. 

Rural nuptials: According to sources close to the musical couple, they're planning on getting married on Saturday at a ranch in Oklahoma owned by Blake; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

Rural nuptials: According to sources close to the musical couple, they're planning on getting married on Saturday at a ranch in Oklahoma owned by Blake; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

Rural nuptials: According to sources close to the musical couple, they’re planning on getting married on Saturday at a ranch in Oklahoma owned by Blake; seen in 2016 in Beverly Hills

The whole gang departed Los Angeles on Friday, June 25, just after Blake had finished up work as a coach on his popular singing competition series The Voice.

The couple are also reportedly planning on sending their private jet back to the West Coast to pick up Gwen’s close family to bring them back for the wedding.

Despite taking place over the July 4 weekend, the sources said the lovebirds aren’t planning on going all out celebrating.

Instead of a big bash, they’ll be sticking with an intimate affair for family and close friends, which will also be safer as the novel coronavirus continues to spread and the more contagious delta variant makes its way across the country.

The doesn’t mean it won’t be intricately planned, though. In May, Blake joked to USA Today that it would be a ‘pretty classless wedding’ if he planned it, which was why Gwen was taking charged.

‘I want her to do all of that stuff and handle it because it’s going to be great. She’s in the middle of planning the thing, and she’s always so mindful … of me,’ he continued. ‘She’s like, “Hey, I don’t want to just take this thing over.” I think she’s having a blast doing it. I mean, I know she’s having a blast doing it.’

Ready to go: Blake, Gwen and her children left LA for Oklahoma on Friday, June 25, after he had finished filming The Voice. Now their private jet will go back to pick up her close family; seen in January in LA

Ready to go: Blake, Gwen and her children left LA for Oklahoma on Friday, June 25, after he had finished filming The Voice. Now their private jet will go back to pick up her close family; seen in January in LA

Ready to go: Blake, Gwen and her children left LA for Oklahoma on Friday, June 25, after he had finished filming The Voice. Now their private jet will go back to pick up her close family; seen in January in LA

Blake and Gwen’s romance goes back to 2015, when they struck up a relationship while working together on The Voice.

At the time, both singers were coming off heartbreaks.

In July of that year, Blake and his then-wife Miranda Lambert announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage and almost a decade together.

Gwen had her own marital split when she announced her divorce from Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale in August 2015 after two decades together and nearly 13 years of marriage. 

She shares three boys with her ex-husband: 15-year-old Kingston, 12-year-old Zuma and seven-year-old Apollo. 

Gwen and Blake went public with their relationship in late 2015.

Back then, a source told People that Blake ‘wanted to take his time with marriage,’ though he was ‘absolutely committed to Gwen.’

He decided he was ready to move forward on October 27, 2020, when the two announced their engagement. 

Ouch: The Hollaback Girl singer appeared to shade her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale with a Father's Day post last week that focused only on Blake without a mention of him

Ouch: The Hollaback Girl singer appeared to shade her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale with a Father's Day post last week that focused only on Blake without a mention of him

Ouch: The Hollaback Girl singer appeared to shade her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale with a Father’s Day post last week that focused only on Blake without a mention of him 

He's the one: 'Happy father's day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,' she wrote while tagging Blake

He's the one: 'Happy father's day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,' she wrote while tagging Blake

He’s the one: ‘Happy father’s day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,’ she wrote while tagging Blake 

The Hollaback Girl singer appeared to shade her ex-husband with a Father’s Day post last week that focused only on Blake without a mention of Gavin.

The Voice coach and country superstar was seen bonding with her boys in several sweet photos, while their biological father was conspicuously absent.

‘Happy father’s day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,’ she wrote while tagging Blake. 

Earlier in June, the songstress shut down rumors that they had secretly married in a sweet Instagram post celebrating her fiancé’s birthday.

‘Celebrating my besties b day today love u,’ she wrote, while including the hashtag, ‘#fiance.’

Gwen sparked rumors of secret nuptials when she was spotted out wearing a diamond-encrusted band along with her regular engagement ring.

PDA: The singer is reportedly 'ecstatic' about planning her wedding, but she shut down rumors earlier in June that they had secretly wed when she called Blake her 'fiancé' in a birthday tribute

PDA: The singer is reportedly 'ecstatic' about planning her wedding, but she shut down rumors earlier in June that they had secretly wed when she called Blake her 'fiancé' in a birthday tribute

PDA: The singer is reportedly ‘ecstatic’ about planning her wedding, but she shut down rumors earlier in June that they had secretly wed when she called Blake her ‘fiancé’ in a birthday tribute

 

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