Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been the subject of constant rumors ever since they began dating in late 2015. Most of them have been false wedding and baby reports. We’re not even at the halfway mark yet, but 2019 has already shaped up to be a year of more inaccurate stories about “The Voice” coach and the No Doubt singer. Below are five articles Gossip Cop has busted so far.
The year didn’t start off well with its tales about Stefani and Shelton. In January, OK! published an article that maintained Stefani had called off her wedding to Shelton, even though she was pregnant with his child. The tabloid alleged a source shared how “The Voice” coach told Stefani he had “cold feet” after two previous divorces, prompting her to cancel their marriage plans. In the real world, of course, Stefani and Shelton were never slated to wed, nor were they even engaged, which is still the case to this day.
Additionally, it’s clear Stefani is not pregnant. The magazine’s entire premise was based on the word of an unnamed “source.” Conversely, Stefani’s rep told Gossip Cop on her behalf that the article’s claims were 100 percent “untrue.”
The unreliable reporting continued just two days later when OK!‘s sister publication, the National Enquirer, contended Stefani gave Shelton an ultimatum of getting fit or she would dump him. Another untraceable “source” was quoted in that story as saying Stefani “demanded he hit the gym or hit the highway.” The almost assuredly made-up tipster explained that she took a hard stance because Stefani “fear[ed] he won’t be healthy enough to care for their child.”
Again, she was (and is still) not carrying “The Voice” star’s baby. Also, Stefani has acknowledged in the past that it’s actually her boyfriend who makes her work out and even referred to Shelton as “my trainer.” And once more, while the publication hid behind an anonymous and possibly phony “source,” Stefani’s rep told Gossip Cop on the record she never gave Shelton any kind of ultimatum like that.
On the heels of that article, In Touch insisted Shelton and Stefani were on the verge of making an engagement announcement. Picking up on a story which was first published by its sister magazine, Us Weekly, the outlet quoted a supposed source as saying they were “going to be announcing their engagement very soon.” Stefani’s spokesperson rightly related to Gossip Cop that the tabloid’s report was wrong. Now four months later, there’s still no engagement news.
To be sure, there have been many other bogus articles these past few months, including a cover story that absurdly stated as fact that Stefani and Shelton were having a baby girl and even threw a gender reveal party at her Los Angeles home. Lastly, just four weeks ago, Life & Style ran a report on its front page that Stefani announced at her wedding to Shelton that she was pregnant. In that piece, which Gossip Cop also corrected, the often debunked outlet asserted “The Voice” coach and pop singer had secretly tied the knot on his ranch in Oklahoma.
To bolster its tale, the publication swore it had “source” who said Stefani “broke the baby news during her vows and everyone erupted in screams of joy.” Glaringly omitted in that story was when the marriage ceremony supposedly took place and how no legitimate outlets got wind of it. Not surprisingly, however, the whole report was fabricated. Noting how that magazine has been pushing this same concocted plotline for three years now, Stefani’s rep mocked the tabloid by offering, “It’s a very long ceremony and pregnancy.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.