Blake Shelton doesn't understand why people were "shocked" he bought Gwen Stefani a horse.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

The No Doubt singer described the animal, who she named Halo, as the "best present ever" when she received him in January, and her country singer boyfriend has now confirmed the equine gift was from him - and he got one for himself too.

He said: "I got her a horse and I got myself a horse at the same time.

"Gwen, she loves riding and she loves horses. It's actually so funny that people are so shocked by that, but if you can name me one girl on the planet that doesn't love horses or just think that they are beautiful ..."

The 39-year-old singer also admitted his new relationship with the blonde beauty, as well as his divorce from Miranda Lambert, has inspired songs for his upcoming new album.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I mean, it doesn't take, you know, a rocket scientist. If you have followed my career even a little bit in my life, you know what has happened with me in the last, gosh, eight or nine month. It is all on the the record.

"I can put my life experience, whether it's a divorce or my new girlfriend, whatever those experiences are, whatever things that are happening in my life, I have an outlet for them.

"I have music. I can write songs, I can sing about it."