Gwen Stefani‘s kids are not pressuring Blake Shelton to propose to their mom, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this made-up story. We’re told it’s not true.
According to HollywoodLife, which has a track record for publishing inaccurate stories about the couple, Stefani’s three boys love Shelton so much, and want him to be their stepdad, that they’re “coming up with ways” to get him to propose to their mother. A so-called “source” allegedly tells the website, “Gwen’s kids are starting to drop subtle hints to Blake that they would love it if he would marry their mom.” The same unnamed “source” relates, “They tell Blake that they love him… and make it known to him that they wish he was their stepdad.” “The older boys are confused as to why mom and Blake aren’t married already,” adds the questionable tipster.
Of course, HollywoodLies, as it’s also known, doesn’t offer any specifics about how Kingston, 11, Zuma, 9, or Apollo, 4 are dropping “subtle hints” or “coming up with ways” for Shelton to propose. Nor does the often discredited outlet offer any insight into how Shelton supposedly responds to the youngsters wondering why he and Stefani “aren’t married already.” And the reason the site can’t furnish any details is because the entire article is a fabrication.
While the outlet’s claims come from an unidentifiable and possibly nonexistent “source,” Stefani’s rep told Gossip Cop on the record that the story is untrue and even questioned, “Do kids even think about that stuff?” No, they don’t. But grownups pretending to journalists might.
Interestingly, noting how many falsehoods are told about him by places like HollywoodLies, Shelton recently tweeted, “99% of the things you read about [me] on social media or the internet isn’t true. It’s actually disturbing. I rarely even look at it anymore because I know it’s mostly fake.”
So, here is what’s really going on. Last week, Stefani was on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said she thinks “all the time” about marrying Shelton. And when asked a few days later by CMT’s Cody Alan about her remarks, Shelton said he also thinks about marrying Stefani, but stressed, “I don’t think it’s anytime soon or anything.” Those very public remarks appear to have led HollywoodLies to manufacture its angle with Stefani’s kids.
And while Gossip Cop fact-checked the blog’s report, and transparently noted that we contacted Stefani’s rep, there’s nothing to indicate from HollywoodLies’s article that it investigated its supposed source’s claims. It either simply made up the untraceable tipster’s quotations, as it’s been caught doing in the past, or it didn’t bother to question the alleged insider’s remarks. None of this, however, surprises Gossip Cop, given how many times we’ve busted that site for publishing fake news about the couple.
Remember, this is all coming from the same outlet that wrongly reported in October 2017 that Shelton and Stefani were engaged because she wore a diamond ring. It’s also the site we busted when it falsely asserted Shelton was going to propose on Valentine’s Day. Much like those and many other articles, the latest one about Stefani’s kids pressuring Shelton to pop the question to their mom is also untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.