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Gwen Stefani isn't celebrating her 50th birthday by getting pregnant with Blake Shelton's baby, despite a bogus tabloid story. Gossip Cop can bust the report. It's totally laughable.

Earlier this week, Stefani celebrated her 50th birthday with Shelton and her three sons. This inspired OK! to concoct a story about Stefani trying to have another baby. Citing a totally anonymous "insider," the tabloid claims the singer told close friends that "when it came time to blow out the candles on her cake, she'd wish for a miracle — a baby girl with Blake." It's unclear if the Dr. Seuss-style rhyming was intentional.

The "source" adds that Stefani has supposedly been trying to conceive naturally for a while. "Now that Gwen is entering her 50s, she knows it's a race against the clock. So she's hoping to double down early next year, even if it means taking the IVF or surrogacy path." While Shelton "loves Gwen's boys, and considers them his own," the "tipster" adds, "he's always wanted a big family and thinks it would be fun to have a daughter to spoil."

"Gwen knows how badly Blake wants to be a dad and prays that it won't be long until they have their own bundle of joy," adds the seemingly nonexistent source. Of course, the tabloid doesn't stop at phony baby rumors. The supposed insider states that Shelton "is planning to pop the question to Gwen in the coming weeks at his Oklahoma ranch," but is keeping it secret in order to surprise Stefani.

If that's the case, it's highly unlikely he'd blab about it to a loose-lipped friend, or whoever this "insider" is. "He's got the rest of it all figured out," the supposed tipster concludes. "He wants a quick engagement and a wedding by the spring so they can put their complete focus on their family — and, hopefully, their new baby."

The whole article is just the tabloid recycling old rumors about the couple. In fact, OK! ran an extremely similar story earlier this year in January where it claimed that Stefani and Shelton were having a baby girl and fulfilling Shelton's desire to "be a dad." OK! even won our Top Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Rumor of 2018 with another piece about the two marrying and having a baby from January of that year.

This story is a great example of a classic technique from the gossip media. Since Stefani and Shelton are happy with their current non-married life, the tabloids push phony rumors about the couple's marriage plans. Should the two ever wed, we're entirely confident the magazines will turn around and start publishing stories about the two divorcing.

The exact same thing occurs any time a female celebrity engages in a serious relationship, no matter what their age. The tabloids drag out the same tired language about "exploring IVF and surrogacy" in order to avoid any questions about the lack of evidence or the difficulties that come with an older woman giving birth. It's sheer laziness at this point, but Gossip Cop will continue to call out these falsehoods no matter how many times the tabloids publish them.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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