Did Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have a “quickie” marriage in Mexico last summer. That claim was made one year ago today on the cover of one the celebrity magazines, which also maintained the “No Doubt” singer was pregnant with Shelton’s baby. At the time, Gossip Cop exclusively reported the story was untrue, and now 12 months later there’s no question the tabloid was 100 percent wrong about the couple having a wedding and a baby.
On April 4, 2018, Life & Style published an article that announced they had a “quickie” wedding ceremony in Mexico. The magazine even asserted own its front page how Stefani and the country singer were hoping to have “a girl.” Inside the publication, however, the outlet pivoted and said a wedding was only “in the works.”
To make its story sound more credible, the publication contended it had an “insider” who shared the wedding would take place in the “summer” (of 2018) in either Playa del Carmen or Tulum, Mexico; just “22 friends” would be invited; and Shelton and Stefani’s respective ex-spouses, Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale, gave their “blessings.” The tabloid’s unnamed and seemingly phony source also alleged Shelton and Stefani were “finally” tying the knot because she was “pregnant.” The same anonymous “insider” added it was Stefani’s “dream” to wed Shelton and “have his child.”
Actually, it was the tabloid that dreamed up the entire tale. As Gossip Cop noted 365 days ago, Stefani and Shelton weren’t having a baby or a summer wedding. While the outlet’s premise was based on the words of an untraceable and possibly manufactured “insider,” Stefani’s rep went on the record with Gossip Cop to call the report “untrue.”
A couple of points bear mentioning. Since that made-up article, Stefani herself said on the “Today” show there’s “zero pressure” to get engaged to Shelton, let alone married. She also laughed off talk of her being pregnant while appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” last April. Not insignificantly, the tabloid has repeatedly printed falsehoods on its cover about Stefani and Shelton getting married and having babies.
Having forgotten or not cared that it claimed the two were going to tie the knot last summer, on the first day of fall the same magazine swore up and down Stefani and Shelton were planning a wedding at his Oklahoma ranch. At the time of that report, her spokesman again assured Gossip Cop the article was not true. And the outlet was also off-base three months later when it insisted Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s twin girls.
Gossip Cop will occasionally revisit a story from the year before to show readers how claims hold up over time. It’s clear Life & Style doesn’t have reliable sources when it comes to Shelton and Stefani. And while that’s not completely shocking, what is disappointing is that the magazine has not acknowledged its errors or updated its articles (below) to reflect that it has been frequently wrong about Stefani and Shelton getting married and having a baby.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.