In her cover story for Shape's November issue, Gwen Stefani says that her relationship with Blake Shelton has been “healing.” The two fell for each other following their respective divorces – Shelton from country star Miranda Lambert and Stefani from Bush front man Gavin Rossdale – and have been together since 2015.

She tells Shape, “I feel as if I spent the last four years healing — you know, trying to build my life again. Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts.”

The former No Doubt singer says that despite filming The Voice in LA and traveling the world for their careers, the two lead a very “simple” life that she “didn't expect.”

Stefani explains, “The way we live at the ranch is really simple. There are watermelons that Blake planted and all my wildflowers. It’s a nice contrast to L.A”