Is Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's relationship in trouble? That's the claim one of this week's tabloids would like its readers to believe. But it's untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk this false narrative.
According to Life & Style, even though Shelton declared "I love her" about Stefani while accepting an award in front of millions of viewers of the People's Choice Awards on November 11, "when the cameras weren't around, it was another story." And in an attempt to prove its made-up premise, the outlet quotes a so-called "eyewitness" as saying, "Normally, this couple would be all over each other, flirting, laughing, but not this time." Wait, how would a one-time "eyewitness" at an event be qualified to comment about how Stefani and Shelton "normally" exhibit their affection?
But it becomes even more obvious the tabloid fabricated its article in the next couple of sentences. The magazine has its seemingly manufactured "eyewitness" say in unnaturally expository language, "Even though they sat together at the same table, they had Carson [Daly] sit in between them. The only times Gwen, 49, and Blake, 42, interacted at all was when the camera was on them." What real person would, in the course of normal speech, mention people's ages? And what are the chances a random "eyewitness" would know how old each singer is?
Additionally, why would Daly sitting "in between them" be some sort of smoking gun that there's "trouble in paradise"? Logically, if Shelton and Stefani were only concerned about appearances, they would have sat right next to each other. Equally odd is the magazine's "eyewitness" noting that after Shelton won the Country Artist of 2018 award, he gave Stefani a kiss because "he knew the cameras were on him," and that Daly also gave him a smooch because "he was acting as some kind of mediator." Huh?
In the real world, however, Shelton said "I love her" and kissed Stefani at the PCAs because their relationship is real and rock solid. On Thursday, Shelton and Stefani once again celebrated Thanksgiving together at his ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where they ate Flamin' Hot Cheeto-crusted turkey. There were no TV cameras there, just two people who had their families celebrate the holiday together because they love one another. Gossip Cop will take the words and actions of Shelton and Stefani over an unnamed "eyewitness" whose remarks come off as contrived and fake.
The only verifiable "trouble" is the tabloid's accuracy when it comes reporting about the happily involved couple. Exactly one year ago today, Gossip Cop busted the magazine when it maintained Stefani had a "baby bump" while pictured with Shelton last Thanksgiving. That was clearly untrue.
Also completely wrong was a Life & Style cover story last year that falsely asserted Stefani married Shelton in a secret wedding. Naturally, the publication doesn't reconcile how just three months ago it contended Stefani is going to marry Shelton and be a "pregnant bride" with its previous claims of them having already wed, or the current one about there being "trouble in paradise." Despite the tabloid's terrible track record and the inaccurate and almost assuredly fabricated "eyewitness" quotes, Gossip Cop still checked in with Shelton and Stefani sources, who dismissed the outlet's latest article as entirely off-base.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.