Blake Shelton is usually a joke machine, but he was surprisingly serious when he recently thought about falling in love with her Gwen Stefani.

During The Voice’s “Road to Lives – 10th Anniversary Edition” special that aired Monday, May 3rd, the country singer admitted that the meeting was the No doubt Leader is the best part of running the NBC competitive series over the past decade.

“People keep asking me, ‘What’s the best thing that has happened to you since joining The Voice?'” He recalled. “It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? I met my fiancée here. It’s hard to resist Gwen Stefani. You know, this is this legendary rock star who coaches The Voice in a black minivan. That was cool for me. “

Blake continued, “I love when she is here. It brings a very complicated element of competition, especially for me. But I love that. I love the challenge. Just knowing that she is there and my back is pretty cool. “