Gwen Stefani is not willing to commit to a long-term relationship with Blake Shelton – at least not yet.
A source close to the couple told Radar Online that Shelton recently got down on one knee and proposed to Stefani after their six month anniversary. Despite being presented with a large engagement ring, Stefani rejected Shelton’s proposal.
“Gwen was very touched, but said she had to wait to make sure it was right for the kids,” the source said.
Shelton popped the question during a picnic at Stefani’s house in Los Angeles. Shelton placed a $1.2 million diamond ring inside a box of fried chicken. While Stefani was impressed by the ring, she hesitated to say yes because of her children.
However, that wasn’t the only reason why she was hesitant to say “yes.” She is also wary about the differences between their ages.
“Gwen fears their age will get in the way of long-term happiness,” the source said. “She’s 14 years older than Blake’s ex-wife, Miranda Lambert.”
Stefani, in addition, is not quite over her divorce from Gavin Rossdale. The source reports that the singer is hesitant to marry again because she fears another betrayal.
She also knows that Shelton wants a family of his own, but the source revealed that Stefani realizes now that “the time may have passed for her to have another baby. She’s worried Blake won’t be happy in a marriage were he might never be a father.”
Despite Stefani’s marriage hang-ups, the romance seems to still be going strong. Neither Shelton’s nor Stefani’s representatives has confirmed the marriage proposal report.