It looks like Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are waiting for the church’s seal of approval before they walk down the aisle.
Stefani, a practicing Roman Catholic, recently “began the formal process” for church officials to annul her marriage to ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. The couple wed in 2002 and finalized their divorce in April 2016. The reason,Us Weeklyreports, is “so she can marry Blake and have it be recognized by the church.” “Gwen’s religion has always been extremely important to her, and Blake is completely supportive of that,” a source tells the mag.
The Catholic church will annul a marriage if there is proof of defect of form, defect of contract, defect of willingness and defect of capacity.
Given that Stefani and Rossdale were married for 13 years, it’s unclear what grounds Stefani may be seeking an annulment under.
Us Weekly also alleges living arrangements may be a hang-up, since Gwen is based solely in Los Angeles, while Blake splits his time between L.A. and his native Oklahoma.
Blake and Gwen revealed their relationship in November of 2015, after his surprise divorce from Miranda Lambert the previous July.
Stefani and her ex-husband share three children –Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4. Shelton does not currently have any kids, but he has been married and divorced twice.