Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have a lot to be thankful for this year.
The lovebirds celebrated their first Thanksgiving as a married couple in Shelton’s home state of Oklahoma on Thursday, where the pair tied the knot in July.
“It’s a tradition. My whole family flies out, and we have not been back there since the wedding. So I’m really looking forward to it,” Stefani, 52, told “Entertainment Tonight” ahead of the holiday.
“We have a new house there. We have a new life there,” she added. “So it’s gonna be our first married Thanksgiving! Very grateful, very excited.”
According to the “Sweet Escape” singer — who shares sons Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale — her family’s Turkey Day meal will be a collaboration between herself, her kids, her mother, Patti Flynn, and Shelton, 45.
“My mom definitely likes to do her turkey her way. Blake likes to experiment with multiple smaller turkeys,” she explained. “They did like the hot Cheetos turkey one year, and then this year I think they’re doing bacon-wrapped. I don’t know, it’s all the boys are talking about the different things they’re gonna do.”
The mom of three added, “I know one thing is, we never did mac and cheese, but we’re doing mac and cheese. That’s the new added [food]. Every year I feel like we add something new in.”
Stefani took to Instagram on Thursday to share images from her special Turkey Day with Shelton and their loved ones — including their gorgeous table setting and rediscovered childhood portraits of each star.
Stefani — who fell in love with fellow “Voice” coach Shelton years after joining the reality singing competition series in 2011 — told “ET” that she is next looking forward to her first Christmas as his wife, but doesn’t care if the country crooner leaves her anything under the tree.
“You know what? I thought about this a lot. Blake, you did great, you did great. No, I just honestly, I just want everyone to be happy and have that moment, you know what I’m saying?” said the former No Doubt leader, explaining that she would rather make memories than unwrap presents.
“It feels like there’s a lot of stress in the air, and I just want my kids to have just the most great memories that we could ever make together this Christmas, and I know that we’ll be able to do that.”
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