The country crooner and pop star wrote a song together called "Go Ahead And Break My Heart" that's featured on Shelton's new album. Stefani and Shelton performed their duet for the first time on Monday night's episode of "The Voice," proving they can make sweet music together.
It's pretty clear in the song that the two are taking about falling for each other after their divorces, which happened around the same time. But the chorus, which starts "Why don't you go ahead and break my heart? / Why are you waiting, is it way too hard? / If moving on is what you want to do / Why don’t you do it?" is giving us mixed signals as to whether or not the two are going to (or want to?) stay together.
After the performance, Shelton told People magazine, "I guess I'm nervous in a new kind of way. I'm excited because this is a song Gwen and I feel so close to for obvious reasons. It's as brutally honest and straightforward as you can be in a love song."
The two "Voice" coaches began dating in November 2015 after they both went through divorces earlier in the year. Stefani admitted that she wrote a song about Shelton (her hit "Make Me Like You") and the country singer later returned the favor on his new album.
“If you have followed my career even a little bit in my life, you know what has happened with me in the last, gosh, eight or nine months,” Shelton said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I can put my life experience, whether it’s a divorce or my new girlfriend, whatever those experiences are, whatever things that are happening in my life, I have an outlet for them."