While it might have taken Blake Shelton more than five years to get engaged to Gwen Stefani, they are moving ahead with the wedding at a faster pace.
According to a reliable source who spoke to PEOPLE Magazine, the power couple, who announced their engagement in late October, might get married before the end of the year.
The family friend, who sat down with the publication, explained that “neither wants a big wedding,” and they might walk down the aisle during the coronavirus pandemic in front of a few family members and close friends sooner rather than later.
However, if they do decide to wait to have their ceremony post-COVID-19 era, this is what the celebration will look like: “The goal for Blake and Gwen would be to get married after COVID, so they have a chance to celebrate with everyone they want there. Planning is already taking place, and the dream would be later next year  when hopefully everyone is out of this COVID mess, or it is at least more contained.”
Two days before Halloween, the singers took to Instagram to announce the big news using the identical photo of them kissing after the proposal had taken place.
The romantic moment between Shelton and Stefani took place on his Oklahoma ranch. Shelton asked Stefani’s sons — Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6 — for their permission before proposing.
Meanwhile, the host of Real Time with Bill Maher recently revealed that he wants the duo to get married fast to save America.
Comedian Bill Maher said the duo is a “symbol of reconciliation between red and blue America” after the contentious 2020 presidential election and added: “Just the fact that they’re together is almost Shakespearean — Rodeo & Juliet. But they make it work because they see each other as more than just who they voted for … they see the world differently, and they love each other. What a concept. I’d like to try it in America because that’s how I feel about my country.”
He continued: “We have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. Look at this guy. Do you think he’s a racist? I don’t. And I don’t think Gwen Stefani would marry one. One out of ten Trump voters voted for Obama. I doubt that Blake Shelton was one of them, but that’s OK! We don’t all see the world the same way! Get over it! During the campaign, there was a lot of talk about who can unite us. No president can unite us! We have to unite ourselves.”
Maher then pleaded with the couple: “And that is why I say, for the sake of the nation: Gwen, Blake … you have to make this work … get married, do it quickly and make it stick forever. No pressure.”
Many are rooting for the pair to stay together.