Gwen Stefani does not have surrogacy plans yet to have a baby with Blake Shelton, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct this seemingly manufactured story. A rep for the No Doubt singer says the claim is currently untrue.
HollywoodLife, which often disingenuously contends it has a "source close to Gwen," now maintains it has been told Stefani is "open" to "having a child via surrogacy." The site, routinely referred to as HollywoodLies, alleges its so-called "source" says Shelton and Stefani have talked about various modes of expanding their family, including "surrogacy." The questionable informant adds Stefani has "given surrogacy serious consideration" because of her "age, which is 49, though the blog somehow forgot to mention that. Ultimately, Stefani wants to make Shelton's "fatherhood dreams come true," concludes the unnamed and untraceable tipster.
What's really going on is HollywoodLies is picking up an Us Weekly story from earlier this week and sprinkling in seemingly made-up quotes to appear like it actually has a Stefani insider. But it doesn't. Otherwise, the outlet wouldn't be as frequently wrong about her and Shelton as it is.
As Gossip Cop noted on Wednesday, a rep exclusively told us Stefani and Shelton don't have a baby surrogate or plans for one right now. Of course that can change down the road. But, at present, these claims are untrue. And while our article included the spokesperson's on-the-record remarks, the HollywoodLies' story is entirely predicated on an anonymous and unaccountable "source." Granted, Stefani's rep doesn't really work with that site, having previously told Gossip Cop, "I pretend they don't exist."
And there's good reason to ignore HollywoodLies and its supposed "exclusive" reports. For instance, while the blog now contends the couple is discussing surrogacy, six months ago in May it swore up and down Stefani was already pregnant with Shelton's baby. Another doozy from the site was when it claimed in August 2017 that Stefani was "acting like she's pregnant." Over the years, the outlet has fabricated numerous stories about Stefani having a baby, some of which are in the screenshot below.
As mention above, it's very hard to believe the website knows anyone "close to Gwen," given how often it posts inaccurate articles about her. In April 2017, for example, HollywoodLife untruthfully reported Stefani and Shelton had split up, and asserted a source connected to her shared why the pop singer "dumped" him." In reality, they never broke up and have remained happily together these past three years.
Gossip Cop also can't forget how the blog falsely maintained this past June that Shelton and Stefani were having a "summer wedding." The habitually disproven outlet claimed back then its information came from a "source close to Gwen," exactly like its current tale. Much like the aforementioned fabricated articles, the latest one about Stefani making Shelton's "fatherhood dream come" true via surrogacy is also a work of fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.