After Weeks of Practice, Blake Shelton Learned This Story About Gwen Stefani by Heart

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.Photo: Kevin Winter

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, both partners in the 50-50 relationship of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, wrote a song together. Have you heard how they did it?

On the promotional tour for his new album If I’m Honest, Blake has told the story of how he and Gwen wrote “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” a few times. It is steamy.

He put it this way to Ellen DeGeneres:

When we wrote the song, we never saw it going there, I don’t know that we ever really saw it going anywhere. I only started the song to impress her. To be like, ‘Hey, I’m writing a song about ya.’ So I sent it to her, and then she wrote the other half of the song. I was like, “Oh, she just one-upped me,” so …

And this way to Carson Daly:

I think I was just trying to impress her – to show her that I too can write songs, Gwen! I sent her the song about halfway written. Actually, it was the first verse and the chorus and I sent it to her just on voice memo and about two days later, she sent back the song and she had finished the song from her point of view and it was like, “Whoa! That is nuts!” I mean, we wrote a song together just on, like, text!

And this way to Kelly Ripa:

It’s crazy, because I wrote the song at like the end of last year, and I started the song and just sent it to her on a text or voice memo, however you do that thing, I can’t even remember how I did it. I think I just started the song just to impress her like, yeah, I’m going to write a song for her and about her and she wrote the second half and sent it back to me and I was, like, “Oh, my God. This is crazy. We just wrote a song together.”

And this way to Entertainment Tonight’s Sophie Schillaci:

When I originally started writing this song that we’re performing tonight, I was only trying to impress Gwen. I started this song and wrote about half of it and sent it to her and she wrote the other half of it. It was just kind of something for she and I to help us feel better about what we were going through.

Gwen, meanwhile, told her own version of the story to Chelsea Handler:

The story is that he had written this song and sent it to me on my phone. He’s like, “I wrote this song.” And I was like, “Whoa, what if I don’t like it? Huge turnoff!” I listened to it and thought, Oh, my God, I love this. He said, “Write the rest of it.” 

So that’s the story.