Are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton engaged? Although the rumor has been swirling for months, Gwen Stefani recently added to the speculation when she stepped out with a diamond ring.
On February 8, Hollywood Life reported news and shared photos of Gwen Stefani’s bling, which appeared to include a diamond band. The ring was first spotted during a recent outing at the park with Shelton and her three sons. In recent weeks, Shelton has been spotted quite a lot with the boys, which goes to show just how serious they are.
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Gwen Stefani and Shelton went public with their romance in November of last year during filming on the ninth season of The Voice. At the time, both parties were newly single, with Gwen Stefani having split from her former partner, Gavin Rossdale, in August of 2015, and Shelton splitting from ex-wife Miranda Lambert just weeks prior.
Although Gwen Stefani and Shelton were rumored to be dating in October of last year, they didn’t make their official debut until they attended a Country Music Awards after party on November 4, where they were seen drinking with friends and holding hands. Then, days later, Us Weekly published a report, claiming Gwen Stefani’s husband, Rossdale, had cheated on her with the couple’s former nanny, Mindy Mann.
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While Gwen Stefani and Rossdale never directly addressed the allegations, Gwen Stefani did tell Ryan Seacrest that something traumatic happened to her in February of last year, which is when the magazine alleged she discovered his three-year affair with Mann.
As the source revealed, Gwen Stefani was informed of the alleged affair by another staff member, and came across shocking messages sent between Rossdale and Mann, which reportedly included plans to meet and have sex. However, at the time she confronted her then-partner, Rossdale allegedly denied the claims against him, explaining that his texts to Mann were nothing more than flirtation.
Months later, he is said to have remained in contact with Mann as his divorce from Gwen Stefani is ongoing.
“Things with Gavin are worse than ever right now,” an insider told Hollywood Life last month. “He’s doing everything he can to get [Gwen Stefani] upset, including bringing Mindy around the kids. She and Gavin have a joint custody agreement, so there’s nothing she can do about his choice to keep Mindy around, but it’s a hard pill for her to swallow. Gavin’s argument is that the kids still have a bond with Mindy, and he doesn’t see why she can’t see them.”
According to the source, Rossdale may be trying to hurt Gwen Stefani due to his dislike of her new man.
“[Gwen Stefani] knows Gavin is doing this to get back at her because he doesn’t like Blake. She is trying her best not to let it get to her.”
In the same report, the source spoke of the possibility of a Gwen Stefani-Blake Shelton wedding, claiming Gwen Stefani is very serious about her relationship with Shelton, but in no rush to tie the knot quite yet.
“[Gwen Stefani] does not feel the need to go down a traditional path,” the insider explained. “She did the marriage thing and it didn’t work out, so she is not in a rush to go down that path again. But she is very serious about Blake. Things are moving fast and she’s fine with it. They’re in love.”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will reunite on The Voice later this month for Season 10. During the show, Gwen Stefani will be seen in a mentor role for Team Blake as Christina Aguilera reclaims her coaching role.
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