Luke Bryan has been known to play a prank or two in his day. And just last week, he was the center of sarcastic attention to celebrate his 45th birthday. So perhaps his plan for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s wedding gift comes as no surprise.
Shelton and Stefani were married in a private ceremony on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch on July 3, tying the knot after years of heartwarming companionship and a love story that began on NBC’s The Voice. But Bryan’s wedding present will bring them back down out of the romantic clouds.
Speaking with People about the nuptials — and his new farm-centric digital series — Bryan first explained that he was not in attendance at the superstar couple’s big moment. Only about 40 family members and close friends were invited, so a gift is really the only way for Bryan to show his support. And he plans to go for laughs.
“I did not know it was happening,” Bryan says of the wedding. “I found out with the rest of the world. But … I have started my mental wedding gift soirée. I’m going to get a big box and there will be embarrassing items in there. … They’ll be funny, sarcastic items so Blake and Gwen can expect my wedding gift with the Luke Bryan touch on it.”
Whatever that means, let’s hope the newlyweds share it with fans … or maybe it will even develop into a back and forth between the Sheltons and Bryans. Meanwhile, the happily married Bryan was asked what advice he had for Shelton and Stefani — and said a couple like them knows all they need to know.
“The beauty of Gwen and Blake is they’re at the perfect age to rekindle marriage, and they’ve both been in certainly public divorces,” he said, noting that Stefani is 51 and Shelton is 45. “I don’t need to give those two any advice. … You can look at them and really understand and tell how much they love each other and they’re enjoying each other. Any advice is always just talk it out and stay the way they are.”
Bryan went on to say with all seriousness that he’s so happy for the couple … but then went right back to his joking ways. Proclaiming himself the far-superior farmer to Shelton, the Georgia farm boy plugged his new digital series, Rise Before Sunrise, which he started in partnership with German tractor maker Fendt.
“I’ve always really tried to uplift farmers and celebrate what farmers do for the world,” Luke Bryan said. “Rise Before Sunrise, it’s something Fendt does [so] when farmers are up having their coffee before the sun comes up … they can go on and watch and enjoy some of the content we put out there speaking to farmers.”