Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani seem to be using The Voice to cope after their divorces, as evidenced by their participation in the upcoming season.
Fans long believed that both Shelton’s and Stefani’s marriage were rock solid and unshakeable. Blake was married to fellow country star Miranda Lambert for four years after a four-year courtship. Stefani was married to Gavin Rossdale, the lead singer and guitarist for the band Bush for almost 13 years. They have three children. It looks like 13 is an unlucky number for both couples, since they announced their divorces this past summer.
As you might expect, these divorces hit both players pretty hard, particularly Gwen. After 13 years of marriage and three children, it can be difficult to move on. However, both seem to be using the upcoming season 9 of The Voice to cope with their divorces. Thanks to the energy they’re putting into the show, one source from NBC network is claiming that the ninth season will be the “best season yet.”
“Gwen is absolutely on fire right now and she is scoring some really huge talent because her energy is just off the charts. She is using the show as a way to cope from with her divorce and everything going on around her because she said that she wants to become the ‘Gwen that she was’ prior to becoming a mother and housewife.”
Those who have seen Stefani’s performance on The Voice know that she isn’t known for scoring top talent. In fact, in her first season, none of her team made it to the final five. However, according to the source, all that is about to change. She has entered the fray with a fiery passion that could mean big things for the No Doubt singer.
“Gwen is very interactive with everyone on the staff of the show and they all love her. She treats the production assistants the same as her bosses and since her split, her whole outlook and demeanor has changed and she is a ball of light to be around.”
Blake Shelton, a veteran judge on The Voice, is also reported to be a different person. He isn’t taking the split nearly as hard as Stefani, particularly after four straight years of rumored fighting and alleged cheating between Blake and Miranda. The source reports:
“Blake has been happier than anyone has seen him be since he and Miranda broke up. Blake’s not only been flirtatious and really funny, but he is basically all, ‘Miranda who?’ now. He is now joking around about it and has been going out with people from production after work too.”
It seems that the hit show set to air on September 21 has been exactly what that 39-year-old country star needs to get back on the horse and move on.
This is just one of the many lessons to learn from celebrity divorces: Everyone copes differently in the face of marital challenges. For Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, the best way to cope after their divorces is to jump headfirst into their work on NBC’s hit show The Voice.
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