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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were never in a "race" to beat the other to the altar and get married first after their divorce, despite a report from exactly one year ago today. As Gossip Cop accurately report then, the claim was manufactured by a tabloid simply because they both had significant others at the time. But now 12 months later, it's clear a single Lambert was in no rush to wed before her ex-husband or that Shelton was fast-tracking his romance with Gwen Stefani.

On September 29, 2017, In Touch published an article that maintained Lambert wanted to "beat" Shelton by getting remarried first. The tabloid even declared the "former husband and wife duo [were] straight-up competing." Both country singers, asserted the magazine, were "determined to marry their significant others," adding it was a "race to see who will get there first."

The publication contended Lambert was going to win because she and then-boyfriend Anderson East were going to "run away and elope by year's end." But, as widely reported, several months later in April, Lambert and Anderson split. As for Shelton, the outlet asserted he and Stefani had "talked to each other about getting married." Actually, when Stefani appeared on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," also in April, she said she thinks about marrying "The Voice" coach "all the time." But when DeGeneres asked whether he thinks about it, Stefani demurred, "I don't know."

So basically, the entire article was completely made-up. As Gossip Cop noted 365 days ago, the tabloid didn't even cite a source to back up its contention that Lambert and Shelton were "competing" in a "race" to get married first. It simply stated its premise without any proof whatsoever.

Unfortunately, in the intervening months since the outlet first went with its claim, the tabloid hasn't gotten any more accurate with its reporting. In March, for instance, the magazine published a cover story, which Gossip Cop debunked, that falsely claimed Shelton had "dumped" Stefani. (Of course, they're still together today.) And then a month later, we corrected the same publication when, within the span of just one week, it alternately maintained Stefani and Shelton had split up, and that they we're getting married and having a baby.

A full year after the tabloid's "race" to the altar article, Lambert split from East and then Evan Felker, and is "happily single," she says. Meanwhile, Shelton is happily still with his girlfriend of three years, but he and Stefani are not married. The only thing that remains accurate these 12 months later is that Gossip Cop was right about In Touch being 100 percent wrong.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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