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Blake Shelton reveals reality of being step-dad to Gwen Stefani's children

Gwen is a mum to three boys from her marriage to Gavin Rossdale

Gemma Strong

Blake Shelton will officially take on a new role when he marries fiancée Gwen Stefani – that of step-father to her three boys.

Gwen, 51, is a mum to sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and six-year-old Apollo from her marriage to Gavin Rossdale.

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And in a new interview this week, country singer Blake, 44, reflected on his responsibilities to the boys following the start of their romance in 2015.

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"There's definitely nothing easy about it," The Voice star said during an appearance on radio show The Ride with Kimo & Heather. "I don't know if it's as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual biological parent, you know?"

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But the star revealed he has the perfect role model to follow. "I love my stepfather, and I looked up to him. And he's like a father to me," he said. "So, you know, I have a good inspiration in my life to how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be."

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Blake and Gwen with her eldest boys, Kingston and Zuma

While Blake clearly takes his role within the family seriously, he also focuses on having fun with the boys.

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"I'm not gonna lie. I don't take it so serious that I'm not enjoying this time because I really am," he continued. "Especially, you know, now that we're five years into this thing, I can't imagine my life without these kids now."

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The country star has opened up his relationship with her boys (pictured with Apollo)

Gwen and ex Gavin have been successfully co-parenting their children since their split in 2015; their divorce was finalised in April the following year.

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The British rocker previously told People magazine that he is always looking for ways "to be a better father" and that over the last few years he's learned a lot about parenting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bush rocker Gavin is a doting dad to his sons

It also helps he thinks his children are pretty fun to be around.

"My kids are really funny and cool, and we have such a good time together,” he said. "But I constantly strive to be a better father. I am lucky that my life is so great."

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