Blake Shelton bashes Luke Bryan for jokingly urging him to marry Gwen Stefani

Country singer and The Voice coach, Blake Shelton, took a good-natured jab at his friend Luke Bryan after Bryan offered to officiate Shelton's wedding.

Bryan spoke to reporters at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018, and the conversation soon turned to Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. 

As reported by Pop Culture, Bryan warned Shelton to put a ring on Stefani's finger before she leaves him for another man

He joked that Stefani had trouble reading the text on her phone, and suspect that she might go "to an optometrist" if Shelton doesn't ask her to marry him. 

Shelton didn't let it slide, and had the perfect comeback from Bryan. 

"Luke's not even a legitimate country artist, much less like somebody that can marry people, you know what I'm saying."

Blake Shelton, Entertainment Tonight Online, April 15, 2015.

Shelton's fellow The Voice coach, Kelly Clarkson also piped in and took Shelton's side. She said if Bryan officiated the wedding, it might not be considered as a valid ceremony. 

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The good-natured jests followed shortly after Shelton admitted to CMT host, Cody Alan,
that the thinks about tying the knot with Stefani.

The 48-year-old Stefani candidly told Ellen DeGeneres that she, too, thinks about getting married "all the time," and joked that she loves weddings. 

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Shelton and Stefani met on the set of The Voice and announced their relationship in November 2015. They had both been through painful breakups and supported each other.

Stefani was married to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale for 13 years. The couple has three children together, but parted ways after Rossdale cheated on Stefani. 

Shelton was married to award-winning country singer, Miranda Lambert. They met in 2005 but only tied the knot in May 2011. The couple announced their divorce four years later. 

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