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The Real Reason Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton's Wedding Is On Hold

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's plans to walk down the isle are officially on hold, as per a new report from Us Weekly.

On Wednesday (March 20), the celebrity gossip magazine revealed that the two want to make sure they have God on their side before tying the knot. Stefani has reportedly "begun the formal process" to have her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale annulled by Catholic church officials, so she can marry Shelton and have the union recognized by the church. "Gwen's religion has always been extremely important to her, and Blake is completely supportive of this," an insider revealed. Earlier this month, the magazine also spotted the couple exiting church with one another.

Stefani and Shelton's slow and steady road to the church falls in line with their mentality they've had this whole time. They are willing to take it slow. "There is zero pressure," the former No Doubt frontman told TODAY about the pressure to get engaged in December. "When there's trauma the way that we had trauma back in the day going through all these hard times and to get to a place where you find somebody that's like your best friend, that you know you can depend on and trust and go through life," she explained. "We're just trying to go through the moment as much as you can."

On top of that, the pair is "determined to have a child together" and steadily working on the surrogacy process, according to a report from November. "They are in the final stages of choosing the woman who will carry their baby. It's extremely important to Gwen that she give Blake a biological child, and Blake is so excited," the insider explained, adding that Blake "wants his own child, too." Stefani is currently mother to sons Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10 and Apollo, 4, with ex-husband Rossdale. Meanwhile, Shelton did not have any children with ex-wife Miranda Lambert.

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