But it’s the photo Stefani shared today, one of all three of her sons, that’s really making our hearts go pitter-patter.
Her sons, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 7, were all dressed up in their tuxes as they stood proudly and happily beside their mom and their new stepdad in the sweetest family photo. Stefani rarely shares photos of all three of her kids, especially now that they’re getting older. But there’s just something special about a family wedding—and we’re so grateful she shared this image with us.
Longtime loves Shelton and Stefani tied the knot at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma, and the wedding was full of family moments. The bride’s veil was beautifully embroidered with the names of her new husband and her three children, and the wedding cake even paid tribute to her parents.
What a meaningful, beautiful, everlasting nod to the bond of family—Stefani has always been fashion-forward, but this is some family-forward fashion right here.
The couple first met on the set of NBC’s The Voice, and the wedding came full-circle with Carson Daly (who hosts The Voice) officiating the couple’s nuptials.
As for stepping into the stepparent role, Shelton has adjusted very well to being a “second dad” for Stefani’s three sons, whom she shares with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
“I don’t know if it’s as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual, biological parent, you know?” he said earlier this year. “I have a stepfather in my life who’s one of my heroes. I love my stepfather and I look up to him and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life for how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be. And I take it very serious.”
“But I also have a blast with it, I’m not gonna lie. I don’t take it so serious that I’m not enjoying this time because I really am, especially now that we’re five years into this thing,” added Shelton. “I can’t imagine my life without these kids now.”
Congratulations to the happy, gorgeous couple and their gorgeously blended family!