Gwen Stefani Talks Vegas Residency, Christmas Shopping for Blake Shelton & Holiday Album on 'Kimmel': Watch
Gwen Stefani stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night (Dec. 6) to talk about her Las Vegas concert residency, boyfriend Blake Shelton's Cheeto obsession and the struggles of finding the perfect Christmas gift for him.
The 49-year-old pop singer opened by sharing that the shows she’s completed so far at the Just a Girl Vegas concert residency can’t be faked because of their intimacy. She added that while her kids are adjusting to the move, her 10-year-old son, Zuma, enjoys helping her backstage at the concerts and recently had a very exciting celebrity encounter.
“Post Malone came to one of the shows, and I was like really excited about that because he’s super cool, and the kids were really excited about it,” said Stefani. “You’re aware of people in the audience, so I’m like performing, but I see someone like to the side and it’s him, and he’s like standing up like out of his seat, and I’m thinking he’s like getting in a fight or something — and I look over and it’s Zuma, like actually introducing himself during the concert to Post Malone. And I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so distracting.’”
Stefani also revealed that her "man friend" (as Kimmel referred to him), Shelton, is addicted to Cheetos. “Somebody sent him a Cheetos Christmas tree — day before yesterday to our house,” said Stefani, teasing, "I think he brought it with him back to Oklahoma.” How addicted? Shelton made a hot Cheetos turkey for Thanksgiving.
She added that he’s impossible to shop for during the holidays because he already has everything. Frustrated, she got excited when she tracked down a leaf blower that seemed like the perfect gift, but accidentally spoiled the surprise by revealing her killer idea in a group text that included Blake.
“He wrote back saying, ’Yeah, that’s a perfect gift,” she said. “You blew it with the leaf blower,” joked Kimmel.
Finally, she discussed her Christmas album, adding that holiday songs are something she and Shelton have bonded over. “For me, I grew up listening to Emmylou HarrisLight of the Stable, which is just this beautiful record my parents used to play all the time," she shared, "And for him, it’s just all the same classics."
She marveled at the power of Christmas tunes, adding that she wrote a holiday song just for kids (and Santa's underappreciated helpers) on her new release: "Cheer For The Elves." Stefani also performed "Feliz Navidad" with Mon Laferte from the deluxe edition of her You Make It Feel Like Christmas album.
Watch Stefani chat with Kimmel below.