Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might be the celebrity couple that nobody expected, but these two are definitely proving that sometimes, opposites really do attract.
During an interview with Today’s Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, the country singer, who's about to drop a new album titled If I’m Honest, got adorably candid about his main lady, saying, “We could not be — on paper — any more different,” Shelton said when asked about his relationship with his fellow Voice co-host. “I’m a country singer, and she’s a rock, ska, pop, whatever it is. It’s just an odd idea.”
Well, maybe not that odd, Blake. According to Psychology Today, differences that often seem problematic can, “actually be the very things that add spice and passion to your relationship.” For example, introverts and extroverts; morning and night people; impulsives and planners; while seemingly opposite, all share complementary tendencies that create a very important aspect of a relationship: chemistry.
"The brain loves the novelty of something different," said Jill Hanson, a marriage and family therapist, according to the Hartford Courant. “The differences provide that interest, excitement, new learning. But you have to have some similarities — a shared values base — that is the glue that keeps you together."
Well, if Blake and Gwen’s new duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” is any indication of the balance of similarities and differences in their own relationship, we think these two will be just fine.
Do you think opposites attract in relationships?
- 0% Absolutely.
- 0% No way. Sounds like drama.
- 0% Maybe to a certain point.