Blake Shelton is cool and casual for the latest cover of Billboard magazine.
Here’s what the 40-year-old singer had to share with the mag:
On telling Gwen Stefani about his divorce for the first time: “I won’t forget that day. I looked over at Gwen — who I didn’t really know — and she had these huge tears in her eyes. I thought, ‘Wow, she feels super bad for me! I thought it was going to be another one of those things-are-going-to-be-OK talks. She didn’t tell me much, because we didn’t know each other at the time, but she said, ‘I’m going through something very similar to what you’re going through. I understand. And I hate it.’
On how Gwen helped him overcome heartbreak: “Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can’t even imagine the similarities in our divorces.”
On whether he supports Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: “I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton, but I will tell you this: Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid….”
Blake later tweeted a clarification, “Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don’t do that shit.”
For more on Blake, visit Billboard.com.