AceShowbiz - Gwen Stefani is celebrating "first married" Thanksgiving with Blake Shelton. The lead vocalist of No Doubt revealed that she's "very grateful" to celebrate the special day with her husband in Oklahoma.
The 52-year-old songstress took to her Instagram on Thursday, November 25 to give her fans and followers an inside look at the celebration, which included a decorative table set-up, festive floral arrangements and delicious food spread. "Sooooo much to be thankful for @blakeshelton #iloveu #firstmarriedthanksgiving gx #onelove #family #beliver," she captioned her post.
Ahead of the celebration, Gwen told Entertainment Tonight about Turkey Day. "It's a tradition. My whole family flies out and we have not been back there since the wedding. So I'm really looking forward to it," she shared. "We have a new house there. We have, like, a new life there. So it's gonna be our first married Thanksgiving! Very grateful, very excited."
Gwen also spilled that her mom would handle some of the cooking and Blake would also have a hand in the kitchen. "My mom definitely likes to do her turkey her way. Blake likes to experiment with multiple smaller turkeys," she further explained. "They did like the hot Cheetos turkey one year and then this year I think they're doing bacon-wrapped. I don't know, it's all the boys are talking about the different things they're gonna do."
The singer went on to stress that her family added a new menu, mac and cheese, this year. She told the outlet, "I know one thing is we never did mac and cheese, but we're doing mac and cheese. That's the new added. Every year I feel like we add something new in."
As Gwen and Blake have started new traditions for the holiday, now as a married couple, Gwen explained that for Christmas, they always prepare a "Timpano Pasta Dome." She said, "Last year, we screwed up, I'm sorry! But I'm hoping to make up for last year. We're going to make sure we do everything from scratch. We love making the memories," before adding, "We go big."
Elsewhere in the conversation, Gwen appeared to be pleased with whatever her husband could gift her for Christmas this year. "You know what? I thought about this a lot. 'Blake, you did great, you did great.' No, I just honestly, I just want everyone to be happy and have that moment, you know what I'm saying?" she told the outlet. "It feels like there's a lot of stress in the air and I just want my kids to have just the most great memories that we could ever make together this Christmas and I know that we'll be able to do that."