Country stud Blake Shelton is converting to Catholicism to marry Gwen Stefani! "Gwen was raised in a Catholic family and religion is a big part of her life," an insider told RadarOnline.com. "She wants her three boys to have a connection with God and taking them to church is very important to her." Shelton showcasing a deep dedication to Stefani's religion (and the celeb couple's relationship) would "show that he's truly in this for the long haul," added the insider. Click through the gallery to find out more about his spiritual awakening!
Shelton, 41, was raised in the church, and he released his first song to Christian radio, "Savior's Shadow," in 2016. But he's committed to learning the Catholic catechism to please pop princess Stefani, 48, and her parents, sources revealed to RadarOnline.com.
The "No Doubt" singer returned to her faith during her bitter divorce from rocker Gavin Rossdale after he had an affair with the family's nanny, according to the insider. "Religion has become very important to Gwen again," said the source. "She realized that if she's going to spend the rest of her life with someone, she wants him to share the same values and beliefs."
Shelton hooked up with Stefani after his divorce from second wife Miranda Lambert while the two were coaches on singing competition "The Voice." Since then, he's devoted himself to winning over Gwen and her family.
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The "Honey Bee" crooner has developed a close relationship with her boys, Kingston, 11, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, 4, and he has been building a Hawaiian-inspired dream house for Stefani and her sons in Oklahoma.
"Blake's given up drinking and really bonded with Gwen's kids," the source spilled. "He's so sweet with the boys and loves teaching them new things and telling them stories. Gwen knows he'd be the best stepdad to her kids."
After Stefani and her parents welcomed Shelton into their family, they asked him to become a Catholic as a final step to the altar. "Blake didn't blink when he was asked," the source revealed. "It's adorable how much Blake wants to make Gwen happy. She's finally getting her fairy-tale ending!"
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