Gwen Stefani Calls Blake Shelton Her ‘Favorite’ After Shutting Down Breakup Rumors

Gwen Stefani is making it clear to fans that she and Blake Shelton have definitely not parted ways as a recent report suggested.

Following the release of In Touch Weekly‘s latest cover, which suggested Gwen Stefani had been “dumped” by boyfriend Blake Shelton, the singer and coach of The Voice took to Instagram where she gushed over the country singer.

Along with a photo of the two of them posing together at the Billboard Music Awards, Gwen Stefani told her many fans and followers on social media that Blake Shelton was her “favorite.”

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton began dating one another in late 2015 and have been one another’s biggest fans ever since. They are even using throwback photos of each other as their avatars on Twitter and have been for some time.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s weekend appearance at the Billboard Music Awards comes in the midst of the live episodes of The Voice Season 12, which has included several lovey-dovey moments between the pair. As fans may have seen, Stefani and Shelton didn’t hesitate to flirt throughout the series and their co-stars, including Adam Levine and Alicia Keys, often got in on the action and joked about their visible connection to one another.

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Despite their many sweet moments on The Voice in recent weeks, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton faced rumors of a split earlier this month. As Gossip Cop revealed, In Touch Weekly claimed Gwen Stefani had been “dumped” and called off their potential “live TV proposal.”

The Voice producers “would love nothing more than for Blake to propose on live television,” but Shelton “knows the timing isn’t right,” the magazine’s insider claimed, suggesting that Stefani had been “hesitant” to get married again which allegedly prompted Shelton to “put the brakes on everything.”

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were married for 13 years before calling it quits in August 2015. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were married for four years before their marriage came to an end in July 2014.

According to the report, Shelton allegedly drew back from his relationship with Gwen Stefani which led her to feel dumped.

“She may have felt dumped, but it’s the best for both of them,” the outlet’s source continued. “He thinks cooling things off a little will make them stronger in the long run. Gwen not might realize that right now, but trust me, she will.”

While Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may not be headed for a live engagement, they aren’t headed for a split either. In fact, in response to the In Touch Weekly report, Gwen Stefani’s rep assured Gossip Cop that the story was “entirely untrue.”

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton aren’t engaged quite yet, but they continue to face rumors regarding pregnancies and plans for weddings and all the while, they continue to speak highly of one another.

Months ago, during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Blake Shelton opened up about Gwen Stefani and revealed she wasn’t exactly what he expected.

“Believe it or not, I mean, you think — Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, but she is literally maybe the most normal person that I’ve ever met in my life,” he said, according to a report by Hollywood Life. “It’s been good for me to be with somebody that’s so grounded and just a good human being with a great heart.”

To see more of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, tune into new episodes of The Voice Season 12 on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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