“I don’t know if it’s as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual, biological parent, you know?” Shelton said in an interview with KFROG’s “The Ride with Kimo & Heather.” “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.”
Shelton added that while he’s “very serious” about parenting the boys, he still loves to have fun.
“But I also have a blast with it, I’m not gonna lie,” he said. “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. I can’t imagine my life without these kids now.”
Shelton popped the question to the No Doubt frontwoman in October 2020. The duo announced the news on Instagram with a picture of Stefani wearing an engagement ring, with the caption: “@blakeshelton yes please!” Shelton captioned it, “Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life. I love you. I heard a YES!”
The two met on the set of “The Voice” in 2015, and have since collaborated multiple times.