Blake Shelton Being The Awesome Extra Dad
While staying respectful of Stefani’s then-husband Gavin Rossdale’s role as their father, Shelton, has also taken a huge part in raising the boys over the last few years.
According to a source, the three boys “look up to Blake in a big way. He’s earned their respect as a father figure. He’s gone from being their friend to being a serious parental influence.” The No Doubt singer also called Shelton a “good dad” during a Today show appearance in 2019.
“He is a good dad, actually,” Stefani said. “He’s been helping me out a lot. I literally get to the point where I’m like, ‘You gotta get home—I need help!’ It’s hard. I got three boys.” Earlier this June, in celebration of this year’s Father’s Day, Stefani also thanked Shelton for helping her raise her boys.
Shelton has indeed been taking his role as a parental figure to Stefani’s boys very seriously.
“That’s a scary moment for me because it’s one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddy, but you do have to consider after a while that they start to listen to things that you say. There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that,” Shelton opened up about the balance of being both a friend and a role model to Stefani’s three sons.