Blake Shelton says his professional career has “taken a back seat” to his marriage to Gwen Stefani.

Blake Shelton says his professional career has “taken a back seat” to his marriage to Gwen Stefani.

Blake Shelton says his career has ‘taken a back seat’ to his marriage to Gwen Stefani: ‘It’s just a new phase in my life’

Blake Shelton opened up about his relationship with Gwen Stefani in an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on Friday.

During the meeting, the 46-year-old hitmaker opened up about prioritizing his marriage to the 52-year-old singer over his other professional commitments.

The actor and his now-wife tied the knot last year, having previously met while working on the hit singing competition series The Voice.

Devoted husband: Blake Shelton opened up about his relationship with Gwen Stefani during an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on Friday; You will be seen in June

Shelton began the interview by stating that he had put his family life ahead of his other professional endeavors.

He explained, “I love all the cool things I can do… but those things are all taking a back seat to Gwen and the kids now and it’s just a new phase in my life.”

The songwriter also noted that he’s at a point in his life where he has the freedom to record when he wants.

“I enjoy releasing songs when I feel like it and luckily the record label allows me to do that,” he said.

Family man: Shelton began the interview by stating that he had put his family life ahead of his other professional endeavors;  He is seen with Stefani in June

Family man: Shelton began the interview by stating that he had put his family life ahead of his other professional endeavors; He is seen with Stefani in June

Shelton noted that his label was willing to work with him on an intermittent basis.

“I’m just like, ‘Hey, I want to do this. Are you going to help me?” and they’re going to jump on board and we had some big records that way. Hopefully this will be another one,” he said.

The performer then explained that he never expected to end up with Stefani in the early stages of his career.

“I probably would have said, ‘Are you talking about that girl holding up the orange in her video?’ I never understood until now that she’s from Orange County,” he said.

Unexpected: The actor then revealed that he never expected to end up with Stefani in the early stages of his career

Unexpected: The actor then revealed that he never expected to end up with Stefani in the early stages of his career

He emphasized that he found much more professional success after appearing on television regularly.

“I pulled an audience out of TV that maybe didn’t even know who I was, probably didn’t know who I was when I started The Voice, and it was kind of the thing that took me to another level in my.” career and I love that,” he said.

Shelton and Stefani met while working on The Voice in 2014.

The singer was previously married to Kaynette Gern from 2003 to 2006 and to Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2015.

On screen: Shelton and Stefani met while working on The Voice in 2014

On screen: Shelton and Stefani met while working on The Voice in 2014

The No Doubt frontwoman was also married to Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2016 and the couple welcomed sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo, aged 16, 13 and eight, over the course of their marriage.

The now-couple announced they had split from their spouses and began dating in November 2015.

Shelton and Stefani got engaged in 2020 and tied the knot during a wedding ceremony held at the former’s Oklahoma ranch last July.

Tying the knot: Shelton and Stefani got engaged in 2020 and tied the knot during a wedding ceremony held at the former's Oklahoma ranch last July

Tying the knot: Shelton and Stefani got engaged in 2020 and tied the knot during a wedding ceremony held at the former’s Oklahoma ranch last July