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A new story about Gwen Stefani wanting an engagement ring from Blake Shelton on their third anniversary is completely made-up. As widely reported, the No Doubt singer publicly stated on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she thinks about marrying her boyfriend "all the time." But the claim about her wanting Shelton to pop the question on their anniversary is nothing more than speculation from a site that has previously maintained wrongly the couple split up, is secretly married, and was getting engaged last Valentine's Day.

The latest (not entirely implausible) guess from HollywoodLife is that Stefani is hoping Shelton proposes on their anniversary. Of course, if that blog truly had any insight, it was know what date specifically is their third anniversary rather than vaguely stating that it's "in November." To give the impression its story is based on "reporting," the aptly nicknamed HollywoodLies alleges it has a "source close" to Stefani who contends, "She is hoping this anniversary or holiday season, Blake surprises her with a ring." You'll note the subtle inclusion of the words "or holiday season," which is a way to buy the outlet extra time, all in the hopes Shelton proposes sometime over the next 60 days.

The often discredited site further covers its bases, first by stating Stefani would like to be engaged on "their 3 year anniversary in November," and then later by offering, "A ring would truly be the best Christmas present for Gwen." The blog adds how the singer "prays it is only a matter of time before he asks." Actually, if appears HollywoodLies is praying it's soon, so that it doesn't get caught again fabricating yet another story.

Interestingly, the website says it has "reached out to a rep" for Stefani. Gossip Cop has as well, and when we asked for guidance about this latest tall tale, and the outlet's penchant for making up stories about Stefani, her rep told us, "I pretend they don't exist." That seems like a reasonable response, since HollywoodLies pretends they have legitimate Stefani and Shelton sources.

It should also be noted that by the end of its current article, HollywoodLies backs away even more from its original premise and blathers about how "regardless of whether they plan on trying the knot," Shelton and Stefani are committed to one another. To recap: The website claimed Stefani and Shelton were getting engaged on "their 3 year anniversary in November," though what that date is was unknown to the serial fibbers at the blog. Next, the outlet said an engagement ring would be "the best Christmas present for Gwen." And finally it fudged again, and offered that irrespective of whether or not the couple gets engaged, they still love one another.

As Gossip Cop has previously mentioned, HollywoodLife is not a reliable source of information about Shelton and Stefani. For instance, we busted the habitually wrong outlet when it falsely asserted Stefani and Shelton had split up in 2017. We also exposed the blog when it lied about Shelton proposing to Stefani this past Valentine's Day with a $500,000 engagement ring. Curiously, HollywoodLies also doesn't explain how it maintained last spring that Stefani and Shelton were going to skip an engagement and just elope.

Over the summer, Gossip Cop nailed the frequently disproven site when it claimed Shelton and Stefani were on the same page about "putting off an engagement." It's also hard to forget that HollywoodLies alleged in June that its sources were saying Stefani and Shelton were having a "summer wedding." And what happened to Stefani and Shelton's baby the outlet swore she was pregnant with in May?

Either the "source close" to Stefani, who furnished the website with all these untrue stories is either not that close or, as suspected by some, HollywoodLies just makes up these fictitious tales because it values traffic over the truth. Regardless, all those articles and many more are simply falsehoods. And while Stefani's rep doesn't deal with that site because it manufactures phony reports, once again we're told no one "close" to the singer is sharing anything related to engagement news with that untrustworthy blog.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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