At the time, Blake was splitting from his then-wife Miranda LambertGwen and he were going through a separation with Gavin RossdaleHer father, a grandfather, was one of the three children she had. Kingston, 15, Zuma13 and Apollo, 8.  

Blake stated that he told the story in 2016 Billboard that when he told Gwen about his divorce, her sweet reaction took him by surprise.

“I looked over at Gwen—who I didn’t really know—and she had these huge tears in her eyes. It was then that I realized, “Wow, she feels terrible for me!” He agreed. That’s how our friendship began, and that was the beginning of our bond. 

“It went from that, to checking in on each other once a week through email—’This s–t happened to me, what happened to you?’—to maybe three times a week, then every day, to ‘Hey, here’s my phone number if you ever want to text,'” he shared. The next thing you know, she is all that I am concerned about and I start to wonder if she also feels the same way about me.