Gwen Stefani admits fears her elderly parents won't be able to attend her wedding to Blake Shelton due to Covid pandemic

GWEN Stefani revealed she’s worried that her elderly parents won’t be able to attend her and fiance Blake Shelton’s wedding next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Voice coaches announced their engagement in October, after five years of dating.

Gwen and Blake reportedly don’t want to wait too long to get married because they are ready to just be husband and wife after half a decade to together.

The rush to get hitched early into next year has the 51-year-old pop singer fearing that her parents won’t be able to attend due to their ages putting them in the higher-risk bracket amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

During an On Air with Ryan Seacrest interview on Monday, Gwen told the host that she and Blake are “so excited” about planning their wedding, but she really only wants one thing – her father Dennis and mother Patti to be there.

The No Doubt frontwoman said: ”I would say I just want my parents there at this point. My parents wouldn't come to Thanksgiving because they're so scared. 


“So really would rather it not be a COVID situation. Like, I would rather not have masks and that kind of thing.”

The mom of three – who shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale – continued: "Even when you cut it down to just family, it's too many people for COVID.

"So we're going to see what happens in the next few months.”

Opening up about how she and Blake are just “meant to be” together, Gwen admitted it’s “funny” to be saying that the pair are engaged because it’s just felt like they’ve been essentially at that stage in their relationship for a while.


She explained: “It feels so weird. People have been saying it for so long, like five years, 'Are you getting married? Are you engaged?' 

“And now we actually are and it feels like I’m in a cartoon or something.” 

Sources close to the family recently told PEOPLE that the couple is tired of waiting and want to wed soon.


The source revealed: "This won't be a long engagement. There is a reason why Blake proposed now. They are both ready to get married."

The insider added that the coaches of The Voice "don't want a huge wedding, they want their family and close friends to attend and that's it."

They plan to get married in a chapel on Blake's Oklahoma ranch, where they had been quarantined for the majority of the pandemic.

Blake built the venue "himself with help,” while Gwen offered “input” on the new construction and future location of their wedding.

The longtime couple shared their engagement a couple of months ago, with Gwen sharing an Instagram post of her flashing her diamond ring while sharing a kiss with the country star, writing in the caption: "Yes, please!"

The two have reportedly been having talks about a prenuptial agreement, and the process has been taking “a few months" but has overall “been extremely effortless.”

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