Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are “ready to get married”.
The happy couple got engaged in October after five years together, and sources have now said they don’t expect the pair to have a “long engagement”, as they’re ready to start the next chapter of their lives as husband and wife.
An insider said: «This won’t be a long engagement. There is a reason why Blake proposed now. They are both ready to get married.”
And the couple also won’t have to worry about the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt to their wedding plans, as the source said they “don’t want a huge wedding”.
They added to People magazine: “They don’t want a huge wedding. They want their family and close friends to attend and that’s it.”
The news comes after separate sources recently claimed Gwen, 51, and Blake, 44, will tie the knot at a chapel which Blake has had constructed on the grounds of his ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, which was also where they got engaged.
A source said last week: “Blake built a chapel on the grounds of his Oklahoma ranch. He did it himself with help. It’s really a tribute to their love. They are going to get married in the chapel, most likely early next year.”
Sources had previously revealed the ‘God’s Country’ star had involved Gwen’s three sons – Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, six, whom she has with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale – in his proposal plans.
They explained: «Blake is very close to Gwen’s boys. They talked it through and Blake made sure they were part of the excitement! Blake had a custom-made engagement ring. He knows the designer and has used them in the past to make bracelets for Gwen.”
But when it came to the proposal itself, Blake took the traditional route by speaking to Gwen’s father to get his approval.
The source added: «Blake’s plan to propose to Gwen began by asking her father for her hand in marriage. Gwen is very traditional so he truly felt that asking her father for approval was the proper thing to do. And her father adores Blake. Gwen has been ready to tie the knot for a long time and Blake knew this was the perfect time.”