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Gwen Stefani Cried Over Blake Shelton's Speech at Her Walk of Fame Ceremony
The pop icon's name will forever be emblazoned on the streets of Los Angeles. Specifically Hollywood Boulevard.
The Voice Coach Gwen Stefani (Seasons 7, 9, 12, 17, 19, 22, and 24) has just joined a very elite club of exactly 2,764 Artists and icons who are forever memorialized on the streets of Los Angeles: She's got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Gwen Stefani receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Friends and family gathered at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard on October 19 to see Stefani's name emblazoned in brass on the sidewalk. After executives Jimmy Iovine and Irving Azoff (who guided the first and second parts of Stefani's career, respectively) spoke about Stefani's talent and dedication, the singer's husband, Blake Shelton, took the mic.
Shelton recalled that when he met his now-wife, she was unlike any other famous person he'd encountered, driving her own minivan and traveling without security. That said, she did have three young sons who, Shelton said, acted like security.
Shelton praised Stefani for her songwriting abilities but called music her "side project" compared to her true passion, which is motherhood. As Shelton spoke about what a devoted mom she is to her boys, Stefani began to cry and gratefully took a tissue that was offered to her to dab at her eyes.
"who’s gonna tell her she’s receiving a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star?! this feels like a dream 🌟!! thank u to everyone who made this possible 💖 gx" Stefani wrote on Instagram when the news was first announced. At the actual event, she thanked everyone who had helped her build her illustrious career, including the producers and executives in the music industry, her kids, her parents, and especially her brother, Eric, who founded their band No Doubt. About Shelton, she said that the moment they met, she felt she was at home.
As her friend and new The Voice Coach Reba McEntire looked on, the city of Hollywood issued a proclamation that the day was Gwen Stefani Day, though that's every day around here!
Far from "Just a Girl," she's also not just a singer! Stefani rose to fame in the '90s as lead singer of the alt band No Doubt, then ventured out on her own, recording hit songs like "Rich Girl" and "Hollaback Girl." She branched out into fashion design and launched a perfume, started a family, then mentored a new generation of Artists as a longtime Coach on The Voice, where she met her husband, Blake Shelton.