EXCLUSIVE: Pharrell to Present Longtime Friend Gwen Stefani With 'Hero' Award

by Sophie Schillaci 8:00 AM PDT, April 21, 2016
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Gwen Stefani's "angel" has her back!

Pharrell Williams will take the stage at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30 to present his longtime friend and The Voice co-star with the "Hero" award, ET has exclusively learned. Pharrell will share personal stories and anecdotes about Gwen as she's recognized for the positive impact she's had on fans, serving as a role model and inspiring others to do good.

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The Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 30, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Flo Rida and DNCE among the acts slated to perform. The show will air on Disney Channel on Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Past recipients of the Hero Award have included Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

"He's literally like an angel," Gwen previously told ET, gushing about Pharrell during an interview last summer. "He'll, like, sit here [pointing to her shoulder] and I'll be like, 'Really? You just said that right now?' It's so incredible to be around him. I love him."

The feeling is certainly mutual! Pharrell -- who worked with Gwen on her 2005 hit "Hollaback Girl," among many other collaborations over the years -- couldn't help gushing over Gwen while speaking with ET in November.

"Gwen is in the most free place that I feel like she's ever been since I've known her as a human being," he dished. "Not just creatively, but as a human being. She's floating right now."

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Maybe that had a little something to do with her new beau, Blake Shelton. No word yet on whether the country superstar will accompany his lady to the RDMAs next week, but her boys probably will!

Gwen's three sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2, cheered Blake on as he hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards earlier this year, and they were all right by their mom's side as she performed her new single, "Misery," Tuesday night on The Voice.

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