Blake Shelton is reflecting on the difficult time he went through after his high-profile split from Miranda Lambert in 2015 -- and the way girlfriend Gwen Stefani helped him get through it.
In an interview airing this Sunday on “Sunday Today With Willie Geist,” Blake says, “When I was going through my divorce and just, you know, hit rock bottom just like anybody does when they go through something that devastating.” He adds, “it’s a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the same exact moment in time.”
He’s referring to Gwen, who was going through a divorce herself at about the same time Blake and Miranda split. She and rock singer Gavin Rossdale called it quits in 2015 after 13 years of marriage and three children. Blake says he thinks he and Gwen initially thought their relationship wouldn’t last.
“I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now talking about this, I think in the back of our minds, we both kind of thought this is a rebound deal because we’re both coming out of a pretty low spot in our lives and we’re kind of clinging to each other to get through this,” Blake says. “But now here we are, going on three years later, and every day that goes by just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us, and it constantly feels like it’s going to the next level.”