Gwen Stefani and ex Gavin Rossdale 'granted annulment by the Catholic church' ahead of her wedding to Blake Shelton

GWEN Stefani has reportedly been granted an annulment to her marriage from Gavin Rossdale.

The singer – who is currently planning her wedding to Blake Shelton – was married to rocker Gavin from 2002 until 2015.

Gwen and Gavin have three children together – Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, six.

She is a devout Catholic, whose faith only allows her to re-marry if the first marriage is annulled.

The annulment has "finally been granted", after Gwen requested it in March 2019, according to US Weekly.

"Gwen was told the decision was made by the Vatican tribunal," an insider told the site.

"She will be receiving the notification in writing in the next few weeks, but it’s official," the source went on.

"It was a huge relief for Gwen because she wanted to get married by her priest and have the marriage recognized by the Catholic church."

Blake proposed to Gwen last October and the couple – who met on The Voice in 2015 – are reportedly planning to marry early this year.

After spending much of the coronavirus pandemic together on Blake's Oklahoma ranch, it is believed they want to get married there.

A source told Us Weekly that Blake has even had a chapel built on the grounds there.

The country crooner popped the question with a customed-designed engagement ring, which is reported to be worth at least $500,000, 

Gwen announced their engagement flashing her diamond ring and sharing a kiss with the country star.

She also added the caption: "Yes, please!”

Blake shared the same picture in his social media accounts and wrote: "Hey Gwen, thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!”

The engagement followed rumors they had split as they cuddled together while celebrating their win at the 2020 CMT Music Awards.

The Voice coaches looked loved-up as they toasted to their Best Collaborative Video gong for their duet, Nobody But You.

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