“I think she must have, like, some vision problems,” he said of Stefani, his girlfriend of nearly a year, playfully casting himself as someone undeserving of a woman of her caliber. “Maybe she needs help.”
Although they share the same coaching panel on The Voice, Shelton and Stefani occupy different corners of popular music. She’s the pop star who kicked of her career during the heyday of grunge music, back when No Doubt was just beginning its transition from ska band to genre-bending group. He’s the Oklahoma crooner who, despite a long string of chart-toppers, was largely unknown outside of the country world until joining The Voice in 2011. Together, they’re one of the music industry’s biggest power couples. . . even if they’re still learning each other’s catalogs.
“I’ve always known ‘Hey Baby,'” Shelton said, “[but] I didn’t know she sang that freaking song. It’s like, ‘Wow. That’s you? That’s you, and we’ve kissed? Wow, that’s amazing!'”
Shelton also performed his current hit, “She’s Got a Way with Words,” rattling off the song’s puns and double entendres — the work of songwriters Wyatt Earp, Andy Albert and Marc Beeson — with nonchalant confidence. Watch the performance down below, as well as a snippet of the Seth Myers interview up top.