Surrounded by his wife, Gwen Stefani, and his stepsons and his family from Oklahoma, Blake Shelton received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Friday (5/12). His former fellow judge from The Voice, Adam Levin of Maroon 5, was there, as was the show’s host Carson Daly.
Blake said at the ceremony, “I kind of stopped checking things off my list of great accomplishments in my life when I married Gwen, so this is just icing on the cake. I love you so much, and that’s the great thing that’s happened along this journey.”
Shelton also paid tribute to his late brother, Richie, who died in a car accident in 1990. He said from the podium, “My family’s all here, by the way, from Oklahoma. I was talking to my mom this morning, and I was just thinking about what I’m gonna say when I get up here. She says to me, ‘I wish Richie could’ve been here to see this and everything that you’ve done.’ So I dedicate my star on this Walk of Fame to my brother Richie.”
Stefani spoke about her husband at the ceremony. She said in part, “He one-of-a-kind guy who’s always stayed true to himself.” She continued, “He’s humble, he’s genuine, and trust me, wherever we go, everybody feels like they know Blake Shelton.” She added, “Blake, you are a rare human being. The reason Blake Shelton is here today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is because you are part of the country dream, the Hollywood dream, and you are part of the American Dream.”
Gwen concluded, “And everybody knows you are my dream come true. I love you.”
Blake posted several images of the event on Instagram. He wrote, “I dedicated this star to my brother Richie who I wish was here to celebrate this with. There are so many people to say thank you to for yesterday… my family, my team, @nbc, and @nbcthevoice, the fans… it’s really special to get to share this with you all. Cheers!!!”
See that post here.
We gathered some photos from Shelton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony.