Happy Birthday, Blake!
Gwen Stefani posted videos and photographs from Blake Shelton’s surprise birthday celebration on Friday. As they celebrated his 45th birthday, the soon-to-be-married pair was surrounded by close friends and family.
Shelton arrived in a garden decorated with “HBD 45 BLAKE” balloons as friends and family yelled surprise, as the country singer and his soon-to-be wife walked in beaming. Stefani, 51, captioned the photo, “Celebrating my besties b-day today love u,” with the hashtags #fiance, #surprise, and #favoritecountrysinger.
Shelton is shown in another video wearing a gold crown while his family and friends — including a man dressed as Superman! — sing him a happy birthday. Shelton keeps a big grin on his face the whole time. Stefani and Shelton exchange a triumphant kiss in a third slide.
Meanwhile, Stefani commemorated the event on her Instagram story with bagels, a cake, and happy birthday balloons before posting some throwback photographs of Shelton as a child. In one of the photos, she commented, “Happy birthday puppy.” “@blakeshelton, we adore you.”
The couple’s birthday celebrations come just days after a source told PEOPLE that they are “ecstatic” about their upcoming June wedding. “They’ve both been clear since they got engaged that no wedding will take place until it’s safe for relatives and friends to attend,” the source claims. “Gwen was adamant from the start that she wanted a summer wedding.”
Stefani “was distraught earlier this year when it seemed like there was no end in sight for the pandemic,” according to the source, but she “slowly started arranging the wedding this spring.”
“They’re both overjoyed that it’s finally going to happen. This summer, they are getting married. The guys of Gwen will be heavily involved “adds the insider. “Blake is a fantastic extra dad and a great friend to the boys.”