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Are Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani about to make an "engagement announcement"? That's the premise behind a new tabloid story, which picked up a similar claim from one of its sister publications. Regardless of how many outlets allege it, Gossip Cop is told on the record that it's "untrue."

In Touch, which has a poor track record when it comes to articles about Stefani and Shelton, maintains the singing couple is on the verge of sharing with the world that they're "taking the next big step." The tabloid then quotes a so-called "insider" as saying they're "going to be announcing their engagement very soon." If that sounds familiar, it's because the magazine is repeating the same phony narrative its sister publication, Us Weekly.

The tabloid, which regurgitates quotes from the Us Weekly article (without disclosing they're owned by the same company), contends Stefani has been "cautious" about tying the knot with Shelton because of her concern about how it will affect her three sons. But then the magazine relates how the country singer and her boys have grown close. Towards the end of its report, In Touch notes, "It been a long road to engagement."

Curiously, the tabloid doesn't mention anything about their "long road to engagement" including Stefani being pregnant with Shelton's twins two and a half years ago. It also doesn't reference anything about Stefani getting dumped by Shelton, a story the magazine similarly splashed on its cover. Nor does it say a word about publishing an article on its front page that asserted Stefani was pregnant and getting married to Shelton on his Oklahoma ranch.

Each of those stories, which the outlet believed were worthy of putting on its cover, were 100 percent wrong. And each of them were based on anonymous sources, who the tabloid vouched for. Conversely, while Gossip Cop reaches out to various insiders who help guide us behind-the-scenes to our conclusions, we also quoted on the record Stefani's own rep saying each of those tales were false. Importantly, time has shown us to be right in every single one of those instances.

A little more than a week ago, Gossip Cop investigated the initial claim about Stefani and Shelton announcing an engagement soon, and we correctly debunked it. Nothing has changed since then. While the publication offers no transparency about who its supposed "insider" is, or that it cribbed its entire report from a related magazine, Stefani's rep once again told Gossip Cop on behalf of the No Doubt singer that talk of her and Shelton making an engagement announcement is "untrue."

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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