Fans of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton still aren’t getting the wedding news that they’ve been waiting for, but at least they can imagine their favorite couple having a cozy Christmas together.
There’s been nonstop speculation that Gwen and Blake will tie the knot before the end of the month, so the rumor mill went into overdrive when Gwen Stefani stepped foot inside a shop that sells expensive rings.
“Gwen Stefani was caught shopping at XIV Karats jewelry store in Beverly Hills this week, fueling rumors of her upcoming nuptials with country crooner Blake Shelton,” RadarOnline wrote.
Gwen was photographed outside the jewelry store, but no paparazzi photos show her leaving with a shopping bag in her hand. A rep for the singer told Gossip Cop that she was not looking at engagement rings, and the rep also revealed that Gwen and Blake are not engaged. This makes it seem pretty unlikely that the couple is planning a Christmas wedding.
Speaking of Christmas, it’s possible that Gwen Stefani was browsing a jewelry store because she was doing a little holiday shopping. It is that time of year, after all, and the “Make Me Like You” singer has also been spotted at Best Buy with Blake Shelton. On Thursday, the Gwen and Blake Instagram page posted photos of the couple looking at possible Christmas gifts.
That same day, Gwen and Blake stopped by the Country General Store in Van Nuys. According to the Western wear store’s Facebook page, the couple was there to shop for Christmas gifts.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton spent last Christmas at Blake’s home in Oklahoma. They were spotted at an Atwoods Ranch and Home store, so it looks like going shopping together is becoming one of their Christmas traditions. But what other ways do Gwen and Blake like to celebrate the holidays?
During an interview with Bon Appétit, Gwen revealed that one of her favorite Christmas traditions is playing holiday music.
“My iTunes is all Christmas music. It’s so important to me,” Stefani said. “I love the Emmylou Harris Christmas. I just recently got the Bob Dylan one for my dad. I also love The Peanuts Christmas.”
Blake Shelton enjoys listening to Christmas music just as much as Gwen Stefani does, but his ex-wife didn’t share his fondness for holly, jolly holiday tunes. Miranda Lambert told CMT that Blake drove her crazy by constantly playing Christmas songs.
“Blake burns me up on Christmas albums. He plays Christmas music all year long,” Lambert said. “So by the time Christmas actually gets there, I’m sick to death of Christmas music.”
According to Us Weekly, Blake Shelton also loves putting up Christmas decorations, which is something else he has in common with Gwen Stefani. However, Blake prefers classic decorations like Christmas lights on the roof, while Gwen decorates her house with pink, yellow, and white fake Christmas trees. Blake possibly used Gwen’s white tree as a background while promoting his vodka brand on Twitter.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 6, 2016
Gwen and Blake also share a love of eating cheesy pasta during the holidays. Blake once asked Miranda Lambert to make gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese for Christmas, and Gwen Stefani says that her mother always makes two types of lasagna for her family’s holiday meal: one with meat and one without meat. Gwen Stefani admits that she’s not the best cook, but she does love using green food dye, corn flakes, marshmallows, and little candies to create edible wreaths.
Another of Gwen Stefani’s favorite traditions is to cover a doorway with wrapping paper so that her sons can break through it on Christmas Day. Gwen says that Santa also did this for her when she was a little girl, and she thinks it’s a tradition that’s “really off the charts.” If Blake Shelton has managed to avoid being on Santa’s naughty list, perhaps he’ll get his own festive barrier to break through on Christmas Day.
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