Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not "faking it for the cameras," despite a tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk this flawed story.
As Gossip Cop reported, last month Life & Style falsely claimed Shelton was "dumped" by Stefani. While marketed as a breakup cover story, the article ultimately conceded the couple was still together, but claimed Stefani wanted to "officially let Blake know they're done," even though she was "terrified" to "end it." Now the tabloid is furthering its fake narrative with another piece about Stefani's alleged unhappiness with the relationship.
In this new story, it's asserted Stefani is grappling with having to "look like you're madly in love" in front of TV cameras while "your relationship is on the rocks." A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "'The Voice' producers are pushing Gwen and Blake to act very affectionate and playful with each other." And an "insider" alleges to the gossip magazine the couple is "just going through the motions."
But "producers desperately want the buzz that Gwen and Blake's romance attracts," maintains the outlet, with its supposed snitch contending, "The pressure is on Gwen and Blake to give 'The Voice' a must-see moment, especially with 'American Idol' set to make a comeback on ABC." This alleged tipster adds, "Gwen's feeling pressure to play Blake's loving girlfriend while off-set, she's miserable."
Gossip Cop said above that this report is flawed, and fatally so. "The Voice" is over. Season 12 ended on Tuesday, and coverage of it was documented not just here but on dozens of other online outlets. Yet this tale, all about producers currently pressuring Stefani and Shelton to keep up an on-air romance, was published on Wednesday. Additionally, Stefani is not slated to coach on season 13 or 14, which means she's off the show for the next year.
Why, then, would she be feeling "pressure" to carry on the relationship in front of "The Voice" cameras? And shouldn't the tabloid's "source" and "insider" know that Stefani is effectively done with the show for the foreseeable future? The timing of this piece makes no sense, and that makes Gossip Cop wonder if the magazine's contacts really exist.
Of course, it's not the first time we've been skeptical of the outlet's tales, given that the publication has also run multiple marriage and pregnancies stories about Stefani and Shelton over the last two years. And, in further evidence that this is just more fake news, on Saturday Stefani shared a video on Twitter of herself and Shelton all loved up.
If she was really "faking it for the cameras," she would've had no reason to do so since, as stated above, her season on "The Voice" is over. It's entirely possible Stefani and Shelton won't last for any number of reasons (just like any couple, famous or not), but supposed fakery on "The Voice" is playing no role.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.