The new year for Gwen Stefani began with good news: she learned that her petition to annul her marriage to Gavin Rossdale was granted (per Us Weekly reports). For those that do not remember, Stefani has been legally married to the father of her children since 2002, but the marriage fell apart in 2015, during which the two separated but never decided to officially annul their marriage.

A New Beginning

The 51-year-old singer was told that the Vatican annulled her marriage and she has the right to marry her partner Blake Shelton. This process is very complex since it had to be decided by a Vatican tribunal. This group is loathed to see individuals from the Catholic faith depart a marriage without trying to make it work, especially when there are children involved. Complicating matters even further is that the divorce was settled in courts before it was brought to the attention of the Catholic Church. Since Stefani is a devout member of the Church, she had to seek an annulment before she would be allowed to marry her new boyfriend, Blake Shelton. The two have been together since 2015, waiting for this to happen. In fact, they were already engaged before Stefani asked for the annulment. Now, there is little standing in the way of the joyous occasion.

What Do We Know About the Engagement and Marriage?

Experts of the popular review site have prepared interesting facts about engagement and wedding that is now impending. It is clear that this is not an event that the two are going to leap into right away, but it should happen in the near future.
One rumor says that the two are looking to make this a big affair! Some estimates put the wedding at a staggering cost of $3 million, but it is far too early to get an accurate look at just how much this whole wedding is going to cost.
We do have some smaller tidbits of information about what Blake and Gwen want from themselves the wedding and even some of the performers and potential guest list. Of course, the biggest item on Gwen's list was the annulment so she could enter into marriage with the support of the Catholic Church.

Blake has also set some goals for himself in light of the fact that he is going to be a married man. Specifically, Blake Shelton wants to lose 10 pounds before his wedding to Gwen Stefani. He understands that he is no longer a young man, but he wants to look his best when waiting at the end of the aisle for his lovely new bride.
Shelton also revealed that he had a huge discussion with Stefani and that the two had a lot to consider before they took their relationship to this new level. He knew it was going to be a massive commitment to his new wife and that their lives and fame aren't compatible in every way. Aside from the difficulties of melding their lifestyles, Gwen and Blake seem prepared to make the most of their wedding day.
Their children will likely be in the crowd along with some of their famous friends. They might even invite people from work! Apparently, Shelton is holding out hope there may be a special guest performer at the wedding: his and Stefani's fellow "Voice" coach Adam Levine. The lead singer of Maroon 5 has many great songs about love in his repertoire, and no other singing artist could get the two so prepared to walk down the aisle than Levine.

Much is happening with regards to the impending Shelton-Stefani marriage, but fans from all over the world are looking forward to seeing the two tie the knot and make their relationship more official than ever before!
No date has been set for the wedding between the two singing stars, but the news is bound to spread fast. Blake Shelton seems wholly dedicated to losing weight and look his best for the big day. Gwen Stefani is planning a massive wedding, so we will have to wait and see what details emerge about the event as it approaches!