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Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Wrote This Hit Song Via Text a Month Into Hanging Out
The two The Voice Coaches knew their relationship was going somewhere special.
In a recent interview with Variety, Stefani opened up about the process of collaborating with her now-husband on their swoon-worthy duet "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
“We wrote a song together probably the first month we started talking or hanging out,” The Voice Season 24 Coach told the outlet. “It was when we were like, ‘This is not gonna happen. What are we doing? We’re insane. We’re both broken. We’ve got to figure our lives out.’ He wrote this verse and sent it to me: ‘Help me finish this song.’ I wrote a verse and sent it back to him. We were just basically texting at that point. We wrote this song, and I went in and sang on it.”
The song was released in 2016 off Shelton's 10th album If I'm Honest. Stefani and Shelton adorably performed the song together live in Los Angeles that year at the Honda Stage iHeart Radio Theater.
"I only started this song just to try to impress you," Shelton smoothly told Stefani before the performance. "I sent her half of the song, and she wrote the other half."
"It worked," Stefani responded with a confident nod.
Other duets that Stefani and Shelton have sweetly performed together include "No Body But You," "Happy Anywhere," and "You Make it Feel Like Christmas," all of which have lyrics that show how in love they are.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's cozy married home life
"I didn't see any of this coming with Blake. To be able to escape to Oklahoma, a place that I don't think I would have ever gone to, and when I met Blake, that's when I felt [at] home. Oh, this is where I'm supposed to be, with this guy," she gushed to the outlet. "It was so automatic and just an amazing gift to be able to experience love like that for the first time. So going to Oklahoma was like being introduced to a whole world I didn't know about."