Yes. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are officially boyfriend and girlfriend as Stefani’s rep confirmed over this past week. The two have been spotted being affectionate and holding hands at a couple Halloween get-togethers and at some CMA Awards after-parties. This morning, Stefani was interviewed on Mix 104.1 in Boston for the Karson and Kennedy morning show and she opened up a little about their relationship. Stefani stated:
It feels like I’ve been in this cocoon and I’ve been ready to bust out, for many reasons. And there’s been loads of people around me who have come to help and make me feel like a new person and uplift me. There’s… incredible friends who have gone through similar things at the same time. It’s incredible how God works and places people to help you through tough times.
According to TMZ, Stefani’s ex Gavin Rossdale has not had the best reaction to the news of his estranged wife getting together with Shelton. TMZ reports:
Sources close to Gavin tell us he smelled something was up between Gwen and Blake before their marriage blew up. We’re told he does not believe the timing of his divorce with Gwen and Blake’s divorce with Miranda Lambert is coincidental. We’re told Gavin believes Gwen was painting him as a bad guy for cover … he thinks she was worried he’d take her to the cleaners if he found out she had already hooked up with Blake.
Now that the dating rumors have become reality, there are more rumors that producers of The Voice would like the couple to play up their flirtation on screen. A production insider told Radar Online:
Now that Blake and Gwen have gone public with their relationship, there will most definitely be expectations on them to act like boyfriend and girlfriend on-air. Production is discussing whether or not they should now move their seats on the judging row so that they sit next to each other … The executives are even hinting to them that, when it gets to battle round, they should play it up for the cameras so that they purposely steal each other’s eliminated contestants.
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