Blake SheltonYou can live happily anywhere. Gwen Stefani and her boys.

He may not be the biggest star of country music but he’s certainly a major player. The Voice coach firmly believes that there are much bigger things in his life than a singing career. His relationship with Gwen, her children and their three sons may actually be the most important. Kingston, 15, Zuma13 and Apollo, 8 (with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale).

“What I’ve been looking forward to doing for the last four or five years…is eyeing that timeline, that part of my career, where I just need to start stripping some things away,” he shared with Lon HeltonDuring the Country Radio Seminar. “You gotta get some life in there, and marrying Gwen, I’ve married into a family. “She has three sons…and then you see, there is more.” 

Gwen had initially doubted that Blake would be open to a long-term relationship with a mom with three children, but she embraced the opportunity for a close bonding with her sons.