It’s no secret Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are head over heels in love — however the nation celebrity can be head over heels for her three sons.
“For a long time, it was awkward trying to figure out what my place is and in their mind too,” newly topped Sexiest Man Alive Shelton tells PEOPLE completely concerning the rocker’s three sons Kingston, 11, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, three (with ex Gavin Rossdale). “The best part for me, selfishly, is discovering a part of myself that I guess I never really knew was in there. It’s definitely an instinct that kind of kicks in.”
There’s no scarcity of power with the three boys operating round at residence, and “there’s days where you go, ‘Oh my God, when does school start?’” he jokes.
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But that by no means lasts lengthy.
“An hour later you’re going, ‘God, I can’t wait ’til they get home,’” says Shelton, 41, whose new album Texoma Shore hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week. “They’re so damn funny. It’s just my first time being around it, and it’s easy to fall in love with those kids. They’re pretty special.”
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As for his relationship with Stefani, 48, the facility couple (who just lately teamed up on the tune “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” featured on her vacation album) are happier than ever collectively. Says the star: “It just feels like it gets stronger all the time, you know? It’s crazy.”