If there’s a country music awards show, there’s a strong chance one particular blog will make up tales about how Blake Shelton and his ex-wife Miranda Lambert might react should they have a “run-in.” Mostly, it’s a non-issue since they’ve yet to have an “awkward” encounter since they divorced in 2015. Still, the ACM Awards are on April 7, and with Lambert and Shelton both confirmed for the event, an often discredited outlet has begun spinning what will undoubtedly be a series of made-up stories.
HollywoodLife, which is sometimes referred to as HollywoodLies, maintains Shelton is “not worried” about coming face-to-face with Lambert at Sunday’s ACMs. The website notes how producers of awards shows make every effort to seat certain people apart and ensure they don’t “bump into” each other. But should “The Voice” coach accidentally run into Lambert, the blog’s almost assuredly fake “insider” asserts Shelton will be “an adult about it.” Of course, why wouldn’t the country singer, who’s been happily involved with Gwen Stefani since 2015, be anything but “an adult”?
Regardless, Gossip Cop looked into the report, and a mutual acquaintance of ours and Shelton tells us on condition of anonymity that HollywoodLies is “trying to make a story out of this,” but there’s truly nothing to it. As previously noted, this is par for the course for that site. In fact, Gossip Cop has caught that outlet fabricating these types of bogus narratives on many occasions, including some listed below.
In April 2018, for instance, Gossip Cop called out the blog for making up a nearly identical story about why Shelton wasn’t stressing over the possibility of running into Lambert at the 2018 ACMs. That article, which was published just days before last year’s awards show, was hypothetical and didn’t actually mention that the exes would both be attending the same awards show. At the very least, the website has a better grasp of their schedules this time around.
Back in June 2017, the outlet made up a string of stories about what would happen if Shelton and Lambert crossed paths at the CMT Music Awards. One article pretended to have “exclusive” insight into why Stefani “couldn’t care less” if the exes ran into each other. Another report contended Shelton would greet his ex-wife “with a smile” if he were to see her. A third tale on the subject alleged Lambert hoped Shelton would leave Stefani “at home.” And yet another post simply asked its readers, “Do you think Blake and Miranda will have a run-in at the CMT Awards?”
HollywoodLies likes manufacturing drama. It also likes speculating about what might go down if Shelton and Lambert were to have a “run-in.” What it doesn’t like doing, however, is fact-checking. A full 11 months ago, for example, the same site that claims it now has an “insider” falsely insisted Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s baby. The reality is there’s a far greater chance the outlet will make up more articles about Shelton and Lambert in the days leading up to the ACMs than them actually “bumping into” one another.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.