A tabloid’s repeated claims that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are married are not true. For the second day in a row, Gossip Cop can bust these allegations. Stefani’s own rep confirms the pair have not had a secret wedding.
But on Wednesday, the new cover of OK! falsely announced, “Gwen & Blake: Backyard Wedding!” The accompanying story claimed the couple “made it official” by tying the knot in an “intimate backyard ceremony just days before Christmas.” The gossip magazine babbled on and on about alleged details, from what they supposedly wore to how many people were allegedly in attendance. But it was all fictitious. Within hours of the issue hitting newsstands, Stefani’s rep exclusively told Gossip Cop the marriage and wedding claims were “untrue.”
Now one day later, the outlet is trying to spread the debunked claims online. “It’s Official! Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Are Married,” a headline is blaring on its website, where it’s alleged, “Sources say the couple secretly wed during a backyard ceremony this holiday season.” Readers are then encouraged to watch a video about the purported nuptials. Set to traditional wedding music, it begins with one of the publication’s on-camera contributors declaring, “Time to pop the champagne! It seems Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have finally tied the knot during this holiday season.”
The reporter promises to give “all the details on Gwen and Blake’s secret wedding,” even though no such event actually took place. Still, it’s maintained that “OK! insiders are buzzing” that the couple is now “husband and wife after saying ‘I do’ during a country-style shindig.” The various assertions from the print story are regurgitated, and fans are encouraged to “keep it here” on the tabloid’s website “for more on the couple.”
Sure, if readers want falsehoods about the stars, they can stick with OK!. But for those who want the truth, Gossip Cop can again confirm these allegations are fabricated. They were also fabricated when the magazine falsely claimed Stefani and Shelton wed last June. And the outlet was full of it, too, when it then alleged the duo was expecting twins in July.
Basically, the publication likes running cover stories about Stefani and Shelton and likes focusing on big topics, like pregnancies and weddings. But these are typically borne out of tabloid fantasy. Even Shelton admitted in a November radio interview, “I don’t think we’re close to calling a wedding planner.” He pointedly added, “And, what the hell, if you pick up the latest tabloids, we’ve been married for a while, anyway.”
That’s because the gossip media has been trying to marry Shelton and Stefani ever since they first started dating just over two years ago. It’s just especially galling that OK! is now trying to push its made-up wedding narrative online and even calling it “official” after it was already debunked with an on-the-record comment from the No Doubt front woman’s own spokesperson. Ironically, Gossip Cop also busted a different tabloid cover story about the couple this week, one claiming Stefani and Shelton were calling off a wedding. The tales are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but neither is true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.