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Blake Shelton Covers 'Redbook' February 2012 - EXCLUSIVE

Blake Shelton Covers 'Redbook' February 2012 - EXCLUSIVE

Blake Shelton is cool as can be on the cover of Redbook‘s February 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 35-year-old The Voice judge had to share:

On wife Miranda Lambert taming the “bad boy” in him: “I think she has probably tamed me a bit. Or maybe it’s because I’m 35, and you start to calm down anyway. But I think a lot of it has to do with feeling settled and lucky to have ended up with the person I really wanted to be with. To me, that’s being tamed in the best possible way. You just say to yourself, ‘I’m done, I’m thrilled, I couldn’t be any happier.’ Miranda would never want to tame me into being somebody I’m not, and I would never try to do that to her.

On what makes him a good husband: “I think you’ve got to be confident and a little bit of a pushover. Obviously, you’ve got to be a loyal person. I’m never going to listen to someone trash my wife. I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you’re going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life.”

On being the lone country voice on a panel of pop stars: “I remember sitting in this room and everyone [Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, & Adam Levine] was talking and laughing. I felt a little like the black sheep. It wasn’t until…about three days into production, when it was just the four of us sitting down together, that we clicked. It forced us to move out of our comfort zones. All of a sudden I was having conversations with people I had only read about in tabloids, and they’re just normal people. And they know who I am, and that I [was] getting married to Miranda, and they know who she is. It was surreal.”

The issue hits newsstands on Tuesday (January 17). For more from Blake, visit!

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  • Heather

    Love Blake and Miranda!

  • jea

    What does he think about people feeling sorry for MIRANDA, his wife? As far as as I know think she has devoted fans and she has come a long way without tweeting guys for votes. Speaking of trashing her, don’t see that, but people are beginning to question . His recent tweet(So drunk call 911 , shout its erect over 4 hrs. Send help, perferably Latino with long hair and big boobs). The photos of his tongue in Carson Daly’s mouth(Blake Shelton/Getty Images) and he want have people trashin Miranda Lambert? Many have been wondering for some time now if Miranda has’nt just been Pretty Candy on his arm. God please Bless

  • Ty

    I can not stand Shelton. He is a drunk and brags about it and said he will never stop. He has a decent voice but I can not get past him being obnoxious. His wife is a C list singer and garbles her words at times. They were having an affair while Blake was married to his first wife Kaye. Kaye caught them together and filed for divorce. Blake and Miranda just got married last year after living together for 6 years. Cheaters and low class. They belong in Toby Keith’s “Trailerhood”.

  • irene olson

    Blalke Shelton is a putz and needs to stay in Oklahoma. His wife is equal to trailer trash. Cannot tolerate these two.

  • CJ

    Lol you people make me laugh. You obviously don’t listen to country music at all. Miranda is not a C list singer she is the reigning female country vocalist of the year and blake is back to back male country vocalist of the year. They are a powerhouse couple. and jea obviously you could’nt tell that him and carson are joking. There is no one better in country music right now than Blake Shelton.

  • jo

    His put out is now nothing but blow.Kinda sick. His wife did’nt file for divorce, he did, but believe you me he sure let people trash Miranda during that time. He was just trying to hang on to hiis so called career. I see he has fans saying they are mad at Ellen for not having him on the show. Why would she when he say he is not gay, but puts on the show with the likes of Carson Daly(THAT HIS FANS FAILED TO POST SUCH AS THIS REDBOOK COVER). To me that is making fun of the gays, but he does it in a way of just being that real funny guy. I hope Christina leaves The Voice , because he has done nothing but make fun of her with the boob talk. I noticed one of hie devoted fans that he much depends posted a picture of he and Christina that said”he is laughing at Christina’s boobs. Blake Shelton is a JOKE and once he grabs NARVEL BLACKSTOCK and plants a big kiss on the mouth I’d say bye bye Shelton

  • JEA

    OH YES, He was joking and throwing punches at GAYS. Just like he throws punches at Christins BOOBS. Than his fans will hollow how mad at ELLEN they are for not having him on her show. It makes me sick when he makes the comment about trashing Miranda. He very well knows where MIRANDA trashing is coming from. I see it just about every day. I’ve seen one person after years that he finally said something to and then he hardly had a choice. They did’nt want her on stage with him. This guy is’nt near the MAN he trys to make his women think he is. Just ask his ex wife and his bunch will let him off the hook.( MIRANDA took him from a happy marriage. big deal}

  • CJ

    Alot of the fans want christina to leave the voice. She is a B****. No one wanted her to return. When is joking about boobs a big deal. Him Christina Cee Lo and Adam are friends. If the boob jokes bothered her why was she at his wedding. It’s fine obviously your not fans of country music which is fine you can like what you wanna like but trust me when i say this. Blake Shelton is fine doing what he’s doing because obviously he has alot of fans behind him. You don’t win the awards and sell the cd’s he selling and have a top 5 rated event on ticketmaster without fans.

  • CJ

    I’ve watched ellen before and she makes GAY jokes but it’s ok because she’s GAY that’s the explanation im getting. No it’s not ok it goes both ways. If it’s ok for her to make gay jokes it’s ok for him to do it. It’s a JOKE key word JOKE.

  • jea

    You are right on..Key word JOKE. He was joking about being Gay. Making a JOKE!! But even better, he will not allow anyone to trash MIRANDA LAMBERT.What my question is where has he been the last 6 years. He knows where the trashing has come from. He likes being on the GAC TOP 20 Those votes get him the TOP VIDEO of the year..Is”nt it like the last two years???? Christina is Blake’s new friend, why would you call her the terrible name. She is a SuperStar and does’nt need THE VOICE, but seems they needed her. Pay was good and she signed. LBB is now calling her the Drag Queen, Blake needs to tell his friend LBB to shut up speaking bad about his friend Christina and go make his Wife and herself a new video!!!!!!!!!!

  • CJ

    That’s the thing she’s not a superstar anymore. She’s using the voice to revamp her career.She has’nt done anything in a long time. My girlfriend of 4 years used to love christina until the voice came out. She said that christina is a pre madona B****. The same thing with alot of woman i know and also that’s what i read online that when the voice came out she lost alot of fans. None of seen that side of her until the voice came out. We always knew that Blake was a joker and arogant and spoke his mind but that’s what makes Blake who he is. We never seen the bitchy side of christina until the voice and i gotta say i dont like it