Gwen Stefani: I didn't even know Blake Shelton existed before 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton famously fell in love while filming "The Voice." And it's a good thing they met on the NBC stage, because before joining the show, Stefani had absolutely no clue who Shelton was!

"I didn't even know that Blake Shelton existed in the world!" the star revealed on Tuesday's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." "I had no idea."

Even as the two got closer and closer, Stefani admits she still didn't know what Shelton's voice sounded like -- even though she'd heard him perform live! When Shelton asked her to collaborate on a song, Stefani felt "super awkward" to hear what he'd already produced.

"He sent me this song in an email, and I was so scared because at that point I really didn't know even what his voice really sounded like," Stefani said. "Like, I'd heard it on the show, but I wasn't paying attention. I was like, 'Whatever, country guy's on. When's Pharrell coming on?'"

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EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform at Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Ronald O. Perelman attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 22: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are seen on stage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani embrace after performing "Go Ahead And Break My Heart" at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Recording artists Gwen Stefani (L) and Blake Shelton perform onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 09: Singers Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 09: Singers Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA /Disney Channel) BLAKE SHELTON, GWEN STEFANI
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artists Gwen Stefani (L) and Blake Shelton arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artists Gwen Stefani (L) and Blake Shelton arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton wave to fans prior to the NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Musicians Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend the NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Dec 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Recording artist Gwen Stefani (left) and country singer boyfriend Blake Shelton on the Arizona Cardinals sideline prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Musicians Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton attend the NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Cast member Blake Shelton and singer Gwen Stefani laugh at the party following the premiere for "The Angry Birds Movie" in Los Angeles, U.S., May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0126 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Gwen Stefani and singer Blake Shelton during a lip synch battle on September 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' Episode 701 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' Episode 701 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' Episode 701 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 718B -- Pictured: (l-r) Gwen Stefani, Craig Wayne Boyd, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Season 9 Press Junket' -- Pictured: (l-r) Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0353 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Adam Levine, singer Gwen Stefani, host Jimmy Fallon, singer Blake Shelton, and singer Pharrell Williams play Spin the Microphone with The Voice Coaches on October 26, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 718B -- Pictured: (l-r) Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0353 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Adam Levine, singer Gwen Stefani, host Jimmy Fallon, singer Blake Shelton, and singer Pharrell Williams play Spin the Microphone with The Voice Coaches on October 26, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Singers Adam Levine,Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharell Williams are seen on the 'Today Show'on October 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0353 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Adam Levine, singer Gwen Stefani, host Jimmy Fallon, singer Blake Shelton, and singer Pharrell Williams play Spin the Microphone with The Voice Coaches on October 26, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 915B -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Semis' Episode 917B -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 718B -- Pictured: (l-r) Gwen Stefani, Craig Wayne Boyd, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Even though Shelton is an award-winning artist and one of the most popular country singers of all time, Stefani was skeptical: "I was like, 'What if I hate this song?!'"

After some deliberation, Stefani bit the bullet and listened to the track. It was "Break My Heart."

"I wrote a verse back to him ... and then we had this song, and it's been incredible because we get to hop on each other's stages," Stefani said. "I can be at one of his country shows and come up and sing that song, and he's come up on my stage -- which is just so bizarre. He comes out there, and it's like, what are you doing here? Who are you?'"

Of course, Stefani has since made up for her Shelton-related ignorance: "Trust me, I'm the biggest Blake Shelton fan ever now. I know all of his music."

She added, "Cross-pollination of music is pretty special."

"I'm glad you said 'of music,'" Meyers quipped.

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