#ShineBuzz – As often as we hear about toxic parents who are doing this whole parenting thing wrong, we thought hearing about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s family might just cheer you right up. According to NBC New York, Shelton takes his responsibilities as Stefani’s sons’ resident male role model pretty seriously. It’s a sweet story. 

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Blake Shelton has enjoyed spending time with girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s three sons during the couple’s five years together, but the country music star also knows there’s a serious side to his relationship with the boys.

Stefani, who shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 6, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, showed how much he means to them when she posted some joyful photos on Instagram of the kids with Shelton on Father’s Day last month, thanking him “for helping me raise these boys!!”

While Shelton was gratified for the sentiment, he also understands that he is a role model for the boys.

“That’s a scary moment for me because it’s one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddy, but you do have to consider after a while that they start to listen to things that you say and there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that,” he told Carson Daly and Hoda Kotb on TODAY Friday.

Source: NBC New York