By Mackenzie Scibetta

You don’t often hear of country music mixing with pop successfully, but The Voice co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are apparently making it work just fine. According to UsMagazine.com, just a few hours before the 2015 Country Music Association Awards began, celebrity news broke that Shelton and Stefani are officially a new Hollywood couple. Following the awards ceremony Shelton took to Twitter to confirm his happiness saying that “Awesome night tonight. So many great things happening in my life…” On the other hand, single celebrity, and ex-wife to Shelton, Miranda Lambert is taking the divorce much harder saying that she “needed a bright spot this year”.

We’re pretty sure this celebrity news may have something to do with new love Gwen Stefani. How do you know if your new relationship has staying power?

Cupid’s Advice:

The unconditional bliss of a new relationship can make it hard to tell whether you’re happy because your significant other is the one, or just because it is something new and fresh. While the future of a relationship can be unpredictable, if you look hard enough there are signs that can help reveal the success of your budding romance. Cupid is here to help you decide if your new partner will be a lasting one:

1. You always laugh together: Laughter stimulates the release of feel-good hormones, thus pushing us towards a happier mood. Being in a significantly good mood around your new love will surely reap many benefits. Also, if you and your partner have the same sense of humor then that’s a good sign your relationship will never get boring.

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2. You openly communicate: The first few fights of a relationship can be awkward, but if you both are willing to fully express yourself and feel comfortable arguing with each other respectfully then that will make your love last. You’re guaranteed to argue so if you can figure out a way to politely oppose each other you are on a good track. If you find your partner intentionally saying things to hurt you then that’s a recipe for disaster.

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3. You’re comfortable in silence: A healthy relationship means two people who can function separately without hindering the success of the other person. You both need to be able to relax and read in the same room as one another, without feeling forced to make conversation. Silence allows you to balance your life and grow as an individual.

How do you keep a new relationship from getting boring? Let us know below.