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Gwen Stefani praises 'rad' Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani praises 'rad' Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani has praised new boyfriend Blake Shelton for helping her through her divorce.

The No Doubt singer recently started dating her 'Voice' USA co-star Blake, following her split from Gavin Rossdale and admitted he was instrumental in helping her cope.

She told Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 103.7 KVIL: "There's been loads of people that have helped me with this tragedy.

"There's definitely key people that have pointed me into the right direction. Blake really helped me."

And the smitten singer added: "He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that."

Meanwhile, Gwen recently admitted her marriage was on the rocks before the birth of her 20-month-old son, Apollo.

The 'Used to Love You' hitmaker, who filed for divorce from the Bush frontman in August after 13 years of marriage, admitted she went through "hard times before the baby, personally" last year and credits her role as a mentor on 'The Voice' for giving her a new lease of life.

The 46-year-old star, who also has sons Kingston, nine, and Zuma, seven, with her estranged husband, said: "I got so much out of that first season that I didn't expect, creatively, from being around so much music. There were hard times before the baby, personally, that were just not good. And then having Apollo, and being on the show, and being refreshed - it was just like, Whoa!"

"Filming the show...was so amazing. I cried every day I was there. It was so intense. But I'm in a really positive place now."