Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not “secretly married,” despite reports that are both late and wrong. These new rumors are actually based on claims that Gossip Cop debunked back in January. We can now bust the untrue allegations again.
More than two months ago, OK! fabricated a cover story about Stefani and Shelton being married in a “backyard wedding.” The tabloid made-up details about the couple supposedly tying the knot “just days before Christmas.” A rep for Stefani confirmed to Gossip Cop that the tale was completely false. Still, it was picked up at the time by The Inquisitr, which regurgitated the misinformation.
Bizarrely, outlets are now picking up The Inquisitr story to suggest Stefani and Shelton are “secretly married.” It’s unclear why the inaccurate article is getting attention now when it was published back on January 4. But the Daily Mail, for example, is alleging now on March 19 that the couple “may be keeping a huge secret from fans.” Asserts the paper, “The Inquisitr has reported that the couple tied the knot days before Christmas in the backyard of the former No Doubt songstress’s Los Angeles home.”
The publication goes on to repeat the claims from the old report, and points out that OK! peddled a tale back in January about a “hoedown wedding.” Similarly, Perez Hilton is asking, “Are congratulations in order for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton??” His blog, too, refers to The Inquisitr and OK!, and gives no suggestion that any effort was made to independently verify the contentions. The Daily Mail, meanwhile, offers, “Wedding rumors have not been addressed by Gwen or Blake.”
Actually, as noted above, Stefani’s rep did address these “wedding rumors” when they first came out. Still, Gossip Cop just checked in with her camp again, and we’re assured there’s still no merit to the claims they tied the knot. Additionally, ETOnline reported less than a week ago that Stefani and Shelton are “not ready to get married.” Both the Daily Mail and Hilton acknowledge that report in their respective articles, yet still suggest to readers that the couple has in fact married.
In other words, these outlets are spreading fake news. But on top of fact-checking, which neither publication apparently did, they should’ve also considered the source. As seen below, The Inquistir has run multiple bogus stories over the years about Stefani and Shelton supposedly being married (see screengrab below). At no point has the site been right. Now these other places have foolishly taken the blog’s word, based entirely off a two-month-old story that was in turn copied from a tabloid that has fabricated cover stories about Stefani and Shelton again and again. It doesn’t get much stupider than that.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.