The rumor mill was right! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are officially dating, her rep just confirmed!
Gwen and Blake are both very recently divorced, and have been at the center of a tabloid frenzy for months over the possibility that they may be dating. The Ashley had previously avoided posting anything about the possible Gwen/Blake romance, but now the rumor has been confirmed to be true!
In an exclusive statement to Us Weekly, Gwen’s rep finally announced the big news.
“Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating,” Gwen’s rep told the magazine this afternoon.
Speculation about the singers’ possible romance heated up after they sang a duet together on a recent episode of The Tonight Show. They have also been spotted attending events together in recent weeks, which added more fuel to the rumor fire.
Just yesterday, Gwen appeared on Ryan Seacrest‘s morning radio show and played coy when she was asked if she was dating Blake.
“Blake? Who’s Blake?” she joked, adding, “I think he’s hot, don’t you?”
She hinted that the fact that she had recently divorced her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, and Blake is now divorced from Miranda Lambert, has made them find comfort in each other.
“Two divorced people at the same time…But to be super honest, it is kind of crazy we both went through the same thing at the same time,” Gwen said. “There’s been so many people that I’ve gotten comfort from.”
Gwen reportedly flew to Nashville today with Blake to attend the Country Music Awards and after-parties tonight.
By all accounts, Gwen and Blake did not divorce their spouses in order to date each other.
oh come on..just because apr rep announced it does not make it true…sloppy blogging
I feel bad for Miranda here. Why does a publicist need to even confirm they’re dating? Also, if I were Gwen, I would have insisted on keeping a low profile with Blake. Everyone is entitled to be happy but out of respect for his former partner, as the new person I would be discreet. Also if it’s just casual dating, there’s no need to make a big deal out of it when it is so new. Especially when Gwen and Blake work together, there’s no way for this to look professional.
I feel really bad for Miranda. I just thought it was unnecessary to confirm your relationship the same night you are going to an award show with your ex-wife. They could’ve waited. And I really hope he didn’t really bring Gwen to after parties because I think that’s even worse. I know they’re divorced but there should be some respect for each other. Maybe Miranda was okay with it, but I know it would bother me.
I know that old adage of no matter how hot/nice/etc you think someone is, there’s someone tired of putting up with their sh*t but to divorce Gavin Rossdale?? Man that just makes me sad.
Did anyone else watch the CMAs? Miranda Lambert looked like she was gonna burst into tears any second. No doubt (puns are fun!) she saw Blake and Gwen back stage together. I’m super hormonal now right and her acceptance speech for female artist of the year almost made me cry. She left right afterwards. I know they’re divorced, but obviously she didn’t see it coming that he’d be dating again so soon. And since Blake and Gwen have known each other for years because of The Voice, how can Miranda not think that at least they were having an emotional affair? And even if they didn’t that’s pretty damn low to bring Gwen to the first award show you both are performing at right after the divorce. I usually don’t watch Country Music Award shoes or even listen to modern country music, but my husband does and from what he’s told me, all the artists are super close. So it’s gotta be twice as bad to have to bare you soul not only in front of your friends, but your colleagues and the whole world.
Total odd couple, they won’t last a year.
Only two options here: publicity stunt or they were cheating.
I would say cheating….Blake’s been accused as a cheater alot in the past. That’s how things with Miranda started….
Anyone else think this is was strangest pairing ever?? They say opposites attract though….
This would be an Awesome publicity stunt…(Wink,wink)
Yeah, I was wondering that. I would think that Gwen would be above that, but IDK. Two attractive judges suddenly single on the same show…maybe a romance really blossomed. Or maybe the show needed ratings and their PR teams jumped into action.