Blake Shelton is enjoying being a bonus dad to his three stepchildren, Zuma, Rossdale and Kingston. The Grand Ole Opry member loves everything about being a stepfather, a role he took on when he married Gwen Stefani,, even if it is also a bit nerve-wracking for him as well.
“I take enjoyment in all of it. I also stress out a lot about it,” Shelton told CMT (via Music Mayhem). “It is important to me, and I don’t want to be the guy that advised them to do the wrong thing somehow.”
“I take that stuff — it’s about the only thing I do take pretty serious in my life,” Shelton shared. “Obviously, everybody out there watching that’s got a kid knows what I’m talking about …There’s not that one thing that I can put my finger on, there’s things every day.”
Shelton recently praised The Voice for not only how much it changed his professional life, but his personal life as well.
“It’s not something that a country singer dreams of,” Shelton acknowledged on The Jennifer Hudson Show. “Obviously I know what it is. and what a big deal it is. I just never thought something like that was in the cards for me … I was just in shock. It all goes back to The Voice. I mean, honestly, The Voice, it connected everything for me. I was having a country music career, but then they asked me to be on The Voice and it literally changed my life in so many ways.”
Shelton has been vocal about his love of his role in the lives of Stefani’s three sons, as much as he loves being Stefani’s husband.
“Every day, I fall in love with the boys as much as I do with Gwen,” Shelton previously said. “It’s like Disneyland to them when they come out to Oklahoma, because they live in LA. Living in LA has its perks, I guess, but there’s not a lot of room to roam out there. You kind of have your yard or a public park, which these days are not necessarily somewhere you want to go.”
It was Shelton watching his late father embrace his role as a stepfather after he remarried, which became the inspiration for how Shelton treats his own stepchildren.
“The example that my dad set for me was that wasn’t even a thing,” Shelton explained. “That was not even a consideration … I didn’t know what I was signing up for, but I was all about signing up for it.”
Shelton might be taking a step back in his career to focus on his three stepsons, but he isn’t quitting entirely. The 47-year-old is readying the opening of his sixth, and largest, Ole Red location, this one in Las Vegas. He will also embark on his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour on February 22, with Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts serving as his opening acts. Find music and tour dates at BlakeShelton.com.