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Why Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's Adorably Odd-Couple Romance Works

03/02/2016 AT 03:15 PM EST



From bonding with her boys to roughing it in his Oklahoma hometown, Blake and Gwen are forging love after heartbreak. Subscribe now for Hollywood's most surprising couple's love story, only in PEOPLE.

With his cowboy boots and her sky-high stilettos, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appear to have nothing in common at first glance.

But the two superstars are actually two peas in a pod, according to their pals. "They have the same perspective on life and the same family values," says a source close to the couple, who spent the holidays in Tishomingo with Shelton's family. "They're very close with their families, and there's a very easygoing way about them."



The Voice coaches – who began dating in November – have also made a concerted effort to fit into each other's worlds. When Stefani traveled back to Tishomingo with her boyfriend, "she fell in love with it," the source says in this week's cover story.

"She takes time with her image and she's very serious about her career, but she's also just a regular gal. She loved having time on that farm and immediately fit into the fabric of the town."

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The couple with their Voice co-judges

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For much more on Shelton and Stefani's relationship and their plans for the future, pick up the latest issue of of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani on the cover of PEOPLE



Shelton has also spent more time in L.A., where Stefani (whose new album This Is What the Truth Feels Like is out March 18) and her children live. "He's fitting more into her glam world," says the source. "He's become closer to his friends and is taking care of himself."

When the pair first started dating, "they didn't seem compatible," says another source. "But months later, it's clear they share a great life. They share a passion for music and are very supportive of each other's careers."

On the weekend, the singers take Stefani's sons Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2, to the park or movies, and Shelton "really seems to enjoy spending time with them," says the source. "He is very playful and goofy and the boys love him."

They also make sure to spend quality time together and plan fun getaways. "Coming from the relationships they did, it's really important to both of them to make time for each other," says the insider. "They both recognize the importance of time for a relationship and for family."
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