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Blake Shelton Biography: Age, wife, children, net worth and more revealed

Blake Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. Having released a total of 11 studio albums till date, he is one of the most successful singers in contemporary America.

For his brilliant performances in the field of music and his work on television, he has received numerous awards and nominations. Shelton first came to prominence after the release of his debut single ‘Austin.’ Written by David Kent and Kirsti Manna, the song was released on April 2001.

The song, which was about a woman trying to make contact with a former lover, gained huge popularity, peaking at number one on the ‘Billboard Hot Country Songs’ chart. The same year, his self-titled debut studio album also released, and peaked at number three on the ‘U.S.

Billboard Top Country Albums.’ Over the next few years, Shelton released several albums, most of which went on to become huge hits. He is also known for his appearance as a judge on TV shows, such as ‘Nashville Star,’ ‘Clash of the Choirs,’ and ‘The Voice.’ In 2016, he played a voice role in the popular animated film ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’

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Blake Shelton Age

Blake Shelton is 47 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, U.S to Dorothy, a beauty salon owner, and Richard Shelton, a used car salesman.

Shelton began singing at an early age and by the age of 12, he was taught how to play the guitar by his uncle. By age 15, he had written his first song.

By age 16, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state. On November 13, 1990, his older brother, Richie Shelton was killed in an automobile accident at 24.

After graduating from high school at 17, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a singing career. There he got a job at a music publishing company and, in 1997, he was aided by Bobby Braddock to obtain a production contract with Sony Music.

Blake Shelton Net Worth

As of December 2023, Blake Shelton’s net worth is $120 Million.

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Blake Shelton Wife

Blake Shelton is currently married to Gwen Stefani, who is a pop star and his fellow coach on The Voice. They tied the knot in July 2021 at his ranch in Oklahoma.

Before that, he was married to Miranda Lambert, another country singer, from 2011 to 2015. His first wife was Kaynette Williams, whom he met in high school and married in 2003, but they divorced in 2006.

Blake Shelton children

Although the Blake Shelton has been married three times, he has no biological children. However, he became a stepfather to Gwen Stefani’s sons when he married her—the names of the kids are Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. Their biological father is Gavin Rossdale.

Blake Shelton Parents

Blake Shelton’s parents are Dorothy Shackleford and the late Richard Lee Shelton. Dorothy is a beauty salon owner and an author of a novel. Richard was a car salesman who passed away in 2012 due to lung cancer complications.

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Blake Shelton Siblings

Blake Shelton has one sister and one brother. His sister is Endy Shelton, who is a jewelry designer and a mother of two.

According to The Sun, Blake’s brother Richie died in a car accident along with his girlfriend and her young son in 1990. The girlfriend was reportedly in the driver’s seat and was driving over a hill when she “slammed into the back of a school bus picking up passengers.”

Blake has previously mentioned his brother’s death on social media and in interviews. In 2017, the “Ol’ Red” singer reflected on his brother’s death via Twitter, writing, “Lost my brother 27 years ago today, I was only 14 at the time but it changed my life forever … Made me realize that life is precious and there’s no time like RIGHT NOW to go for it … We still miss you, Richie!!”

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