A new story about how Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton “plan to grow old together” is nothing more than fan fiction. While it’s true the couple is in love, and clearly hopes to stay forever a couple, a report claiming to have exclusive details is simply made-up, featuring obvious assumptions and seemingly fabricated quotations. Gossip Cop can expose the outlet behind the concocted article.
The report comes from HollywoodLife, a site so well-known for manufacturing stories that it’s often referred to as HollywoodLies. First, Gossip Cop will examine the blog’s latest bogus story, and then we’ll point out a handful of other articles the outlet has published about Shelton and Stefani that prove it either has the worst sources ever for the couple, or it doesn’t actually have any reliable insiders connected to them at all. So, the premise of the current article is that Stefani and Shelton, who have been inseparable for nearly three years and have openly spoken about marriage, “plan to grow old together.” Of course, the real question is: What couple that’s devoted to each other and freely expresses its love plans to breakup or decides to split after an appointed period of time? It should be clear the piece is completely made-up.
Towards the beginning of its article, HollywoodLies writes, “Although there’s been rumors that the two could already be married, there’s been no official confirmation yet.” OK, any reliable entertainment outlet would know, as Gossip Cop has repeatedly reported, that despite tabloid claims, Shelton and Stefani are not married. Right off the bat, it’s readily apparent that the website doesn’t even have decent enough sources to know whether or not they had a secret wedding.
Further proving our point, the often discredited blog quotes a so-called “source close to Gwen” as saying, “If Gwen and Blake are married they’re going way out of their way to hide it.” Frankly, a real “source close to Gwen” would know one way or the other and, in fact, the No Doubt singer’s rep told Gossip Cop on the record just three days ago that claims about they being married are “not true.” Next, the seemingly manufactured “source” adds, “Gwen truly sees herself growing old with Blake… she does believe in marriage.” That’s hardly a revelation considering Stefani told Ellen DeGeneres and millions of viewers she thinks of marrying the country singer “all the time.”
After that no-brainer comment, the repeatedly disgraced website’s purported source offers how they are “in love with each other.” HollywoodLies has about as much insight as, say, anyone with working internet and social media. On Stefani’s 49th birthday on Wednesday, Shelton posted a photo on Instagram and Twitter of his girlfriend, along with a caption that read, in part, “I love you!!!”
Basically, the website doesn’t have any inside scoop. It’s simply pretending it has dish from a Stefani “source” when, in reality, the seemingly nonexistent individual offers nothing about her and Shelton that doesn’t apply to other longterm couples, which is they ideally “plan” to grow old together. HollywoodLies has been so provably and publicly wrong about them on so many occasions, it’s surprising anyone would truly look to that site for legitimate information about Stefani and Shelton.
Since no one wants to read a 10,000 treatise on all the untrue stories published by that website, Gossip Cop will just offer a few examples from the past year-and-a-half. In April 2017, for instance, Gossip Cop busted the untrustworthy outlet after it posted an inaccurate piece titled, “Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Split: Why She Dumped Him After Nearly 2 Years.” We also nailed the blog earlier this year when it falsely maintained Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s baby. And lastly, though we could cite dozens of other bogus reports, Gossip Cop shot down yet another fake news story from HollywoodLife in June that wrongly asserted Stefani and Shelton were having a “summer wedding.”
In each of these cases, HollywoodLies based its contentions on (quite purposely) unnamed and untraceable sources, sometimes alleged to be “close” to Stefani. And in every one of those reports and so many more, the website was indisputably 100 percent wrong and its assertions were possibly just fabricated. Conversely, Gossip Cop provided on-the-record remarks from Stefani’s own spokesperson, who honestly and accurately refuted the outlet’s tall tales. Once again, if you’re interested in fan or other sorts of fiction, that blog posts plenty of it. But if you want facts and the truth, there’s only one Gossip Cop.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.