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BURBANK, CA - MAY 09: Singers Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been together for a while now and the tabloids have been saying either that they are married or that they are getting married almost every day. Us Weekly is now reporting that the couple are actually waiting for religious reasons.

According to US Weekly, the couple want to make sure they have God on their side before they walk down the aisle. A “close source” told the publication, “Gwen began the formal process to have her marriage to ex-husband Gavin Rossdale annulled by Catholic church officials so she can marry Blake and have it be recognized by the church. Gwen’s religion has always been extremely important to her, and Blake is completely supportive of this.”

The source also cited their living arrangement as another obstacle to the couple’s wedded bliss as Shelton currently splits his time between his native Oklahoma and Los Angeles, while Stefani is based in L.A. with her three sons, Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4.

However, the source says the couple are “willing to wait.”

-Nancy Brooks