Gwen Stefani has been battling rumors of pregnancy for months, and now, reports of an alleged “baby bump” have surfaced. Although Gwen Stefani’s rep denied she was expecting a child with boyfriend Blake Shelton to Gossip Cop just weeks ago, a February 4 report by Hollywood Take suggested Gwen Stefani could be sporting a baby bump.
Gwen Stefani and Shelton began dating in November of last year, just three months after she and her former husband, Gavin Rossdale, parted ways after 13 years of marriage, and just four months after Shelton and ex-wife Miranda Lambert announced their own divorce. Then, just weeks later, rumors began swirling about Gwen Stefani’s alleged pregnancy, and the new couple’s plans to tie the knot.
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Following their relationship announcement, Gwen Stefani and Shelton began flaunting their relationship on The Voice with flirty behavior and comments, and were also seen frequently around Los Angeles, and in his hometown in Oklahoma. In addition, Gwen Stefani and Shelton often spent time with her three sons, which led to even more rumors regarding the couple’s plans to start a family of their own.
While Gwen Stefani and Shelton have continuously denied the rumors, which have covered the likes of OK! Magazine and In Touch Weekly, their relationship appears to be getting more and more serious, and although they may not be expecting a child quite yet, they may be ready for the next step.
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“Blake has something super sweet planned for [Gwen Stefani] on Valentine’s Day. It’s going to be a huge romantic surprise. That’s what he’s been telling his close friends,” an insider told Hollywood Life on February 2.
If Gwen Stefani and Shelton do get engaged, which has yet to be confirmed in any way, one person who may not be excited about the couple’s impending nuptials is Shelton’s ex-wife, Lambert. Although a source claims Lambert, who began dating Anderson East at the end of last year, has moved on from her marriage, she isn’t necessarily ready to see her ex-husband walking down the aisle.
“The tears are long gone. Miranda seeing Blake having his relationship with Gwen out in the open has eventually become more of a healing process for her,” a second source told Hollywood Life. “At first she thought he was flaunting it, but it has come to a point where she sees he is just moving on and that is exactly what she should be doing herself. Admittedly, though, if Blake has a child with [Gwen Stefani] or gets married to Gwen, that will hit a little hard.”
In addition to there being no signs of an engagement between Gwen Stefani and Shelton quite yet, she is also unable to get married at this point due to her ongoing divorce from her former partner Gavin Rossdale. While the couple has been broken up since August, or possibly before then, their divorce hasn’t yet been finalized, and at this point, it’s hard to say when it will be.
In the meantime, Gwen Stefani continue to spend time together along with her three sons, and have done some traveling in the months since they began dating.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will return to NBC for The Voice Season 10 later this month. During the new installment, Shelton will reclaim his coaching position, while Gwen Stefani will be featured as a mentor for his team (Christina Aguilera will be taking her spot in the coaching chair).
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