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Blake Shelton Never Thought Gwen Stefani Was “Using Him For Publicity,” Despite Claim One Year Ago

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Blake Shelton has never thought Gwen Stefani was “using him for publicity.” A year ago, however, a website falsely made that claim, as well as maintained Shelton was “humiliated” after Stefani talked about their “hookup details.” Of course, now 365 days have passed since that original report, which Gossip Cop corrected, and the two remain happily together.

On February 25, 2017, we busted Celeb Dirty Laundry when it published a manufactured article it titled, “Blake Shelton Humiliated After Gwen Stefani Reveals Their Hookup Details To Media — Hates Girlfriend Using Him For Publicity?” The site claimed, “Blake Shelton doesn’t want Gwen Stefani to talk about their relationship in front of the cameras anymore.” As Gossip Cop noted 12 months ago, the outlet didn’t have a single source or proof that the country star was “humiliated” when Stefani spoke about him or that he ever suspected she was “using him for publicity.”

The entire, flimsy premise was predicated on a promo for Season 12 that showed Stefani trying to coax a contestant into joining her team by touting her country credentials. “I just did a country song with Blake Shelton, so I’ve got the hookup,” Stefani told the competitor, prompting her boyfriend to crack, “That is so inappropriate to be talking about our hookup!” Of course, the No Doubt singer was simply conveying that she had business connections to the country music industry. The only sexual connotation made was by Shelton, and he was clearly joking.

After that, the website vaguely contended, “Many insiders have noticed that the country star hasn’t said much about his personal life,” as opposed to Stefani, who had supposedly been talking about about her “romance to the press for months now.” “While Blake has been trying to focus more on his work and his music, Gwen continually brings up their relationship in her interviews,” added the CDL. But as Gossip Cop rightfully noted then, both Shelton and Stefani generally only discuss one another after they’ve been asked to.

A year later now, Shelton is hardly “humiliated” by Stefani and he most certainly does not believe she’s “using him for publicity.” If he did, they’d no longer be together. Instead, the couple is stronger that ever.

For example, three months ago Gossip Cop exclusively broke that Shelton was People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2017. And after it was officially announced, Shelton talked with the magazine about Stefani and the honor. Far from being “humiliated,” the country singer opened up about how with time their relationship “feels like it gets stronger.” At this point, the only one who should feel “humiliated” is CDL.


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