Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been together since 2015, and people are expecting them to get married already. There were many reports about them tying the knot, and even pregnancy rumors were written about them. But all these were proved to be false. 

The country singer is already divorced from his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, while the pop star’s marriage to Gavin Rossdale also ended four years ago. This makes Stefani and Shelton free to get married whenever they want to. They’re very much in love with each other, and their photos on social media can prove how happy they are together. But why aren't they taking their relationship to the next level? 

They Want To Take It Slow

Late last year, the two revealed that they’re planning for a long-term future and said that they’re lucky to have found each other because now they have a partner who’s genuinely supportive, both personally and professionally. Shelton and Stefani are obviously smitten, but they seem to be not rushing things. 

“They’re still madly in love and beyond inseparable,” the source told People. “Blake has wanted to take his time with marriage, but he is absolutely committed to Gwen and they both feel they’ve found their true partner in life and plan to be together forever.”  

The pair has an unusual love story as they initially got closer after bonding over their respective divorces. Many believed that what they had back then was just a fling and that their romance will soon fizzle out. But their relationship continues to grow, and Shelton is even close to Stefani’s three children now. They often have dinners, go on trips and attend church service as a family. 

It is clear how solid Shelton and Stefani’s relationship has become, but they aren’t tying the knot at the moment as the couple wants to take it slow. Both of them suffered from divorces, and they don’t want to make the same mistakes. The pair believes that what’s important is that things are going great for them.

“Obviously, that’s gotta lead somewhere, but I promise you, we won’t break the news in any of the grocery store trash magazines,” Shelton said, assuring fans in another interview that they would let their fans know when he and Stefani will eventually exchange “I Dos.” “When it happens, you’ll hear about it from somebody like you.”

Stefani’s Previous Marriage Could Be Posing A Problem 

Stefani and Shelton confirmed their dating status in November 2015, and rumors have it that  being a devout Catholic, the “What You Waiting For” singer wants to have a wedding in a Catholic Church. But she needs to get her marriage from Rossdale annulled first before she can be married in a Catholic ceremony.

Rossdale is said to be making it difficult for the annulment to proceed. And this is allegedly another reason why the pair’s wedding is being delayed.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Singers Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 9, 2016, in Burbank, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia