Blake Shelton Takes Gwen Stefani on Private Helicopter 'Bachelor'-Style Dates
By Rachel McRady
Blake Shelton is warming up to life in Los Angeles. The Oklahoma native has been vocal in the past about his dislike of city life, but on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, The Voice coach revealed that he’s getting used to it, thanks to girlfriend Gwen Stefani.
“My girlfriend lives here, so that makes it a lot more appealing,” he said, but added, “The fact remains that the house is, I don’t know, about two miles from here and it took, I don’t know, about three hours to get here, so that sucks for anybody.”
Thankfully Shelton has a faster means of transportation – a private helicopter that he keeps at his home in Oklahoma.
When host Kimmel asked him if he took Stefani on “Bachelor-style helicopter dates,” Shelton replied, “We do, we do. We actually, we use that thing a lot. It gets a lot more use than you would think.”
Shelton himself doesn’t pilot the chopper, noting, “In order to fly it, you need to be drinking, I think. In order to be able to settle in and really be, you know, enjoying it you gotta have some drinks. And you shouldn’t be flying...everybody knows you shouldn’t be drinking and flying.”
The 40-year-old country crooner also got candid about two of his secret loves – Christmas music and the Golden Girls.
“All year long I listen to [Christmas music] – Ed Murray. I listen to Michael Buble. I listen to Andy Williams, all those people, Dean Martin,” he said. “I love Christmas. I love Christmas music .”
When Kimmel noted that he switches off the festive tunes the day after Christmas, Shelton replied, “Do you? See, I don’t want to let go. The day after Christmas it’s like, ‘Well, it’s still close enough.' I’m sure there’s people who haven’t celebrated yet ‘cause they haven’t gone to the other side of the family’s just yet, so I keep it going in honor of whoever those people may be.”
He also revealed that his favorite Golden Girl was Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur) because of her “sarcasm.”