Things are taking a turn for the worse for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Amid rumors of a split, Life & Style reports that producers forced them to flirt on Season 12 of The Voice to boost ratings. Are they headed for a breakup soon?
“The Voice producers are pushing Gwen and Blake to act very affectionately and playful with each other,” an insider shared. “[They] really wanted an on-screen proposal.”
Stefani took a break from the show after her romance with Shelton heated up. Her return was expected to attract a lot of viewers, but the insider claims that the stress weighed heavily on Shelton and Stefani. While the rumors haven’t been confirmed, sources revealed that the two are fighting a lot more since she re-joined the hit singing competition.
“[She’s] feeling the pressure to play Blake’s loving girlfriend [on the show] while off-set, she’s miserable,” the insider stated. “Gwen and Blake began to argue more. Then she started to realize they’re just too different to spend the rest of their lives together.”
Shelton and Stefani haven’t confirmed the breakup rumors. The country crooner was absent during Stefani’s first communion with her youngest son in April. While their future remains in doubt, Stefani’s ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, is reportedly worried about how the split might affect their boys. Stefani and Rossdale had three kids during their marriage – Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.
“[They’ve] gotten extremely close to Blake,” a source revealed. “Gavin worries that another breakup with cause a lot of emotional despair. So he wants to sit down with Gwen and Blake to discuss everything.”
The Season 12 finale of The Voice is already over, and it sounds like Stefani and Shelton could break up before summer. In fact, the insider added that the two are on the verge of announcing their split to the public and are simply “going through the motions” until it is made official.
That said, an inside source told Hollywood Life that Shelton has a sweet summertime plan for Stefani and the boys. The country crooner is allegedly planning on taking an extended vacation with the No Doubt alum at his house on Lake Texoma. Blake Shelton plans on spending his days relaxing by the water, fishing, and boating.
“He grew up spending his summers at that lake, it’s only an hour from his hometown,” the source explained. “He loves it there, especially in the summer… The only thing that makes it better is having Gwen there by his side. They’ll have cookouts and campfires and maybe a little skinny dipping with Gwen. That’s his idea of the perfect summer vacation.”
Stefani and her kids clearly enjoy spending time at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma. She has taken multiple trips to Oklahoma this past year, and the boys love going on hikes in the woods and hanging out with Shelton.
Based on the reports, it sounds like Shelton and Stefani are still going strong. In fact, Extra TV reports that Stefani comforted Shelton after he lost out to Alicia Keys during the season finale of The Voice. After the episode, Shelton uploaded a video in which he admitted that he felt like a loser. Stefani quickly assured him she thought he was still a winner, which seemed to cheer up the country star.
Shelton gave a shout out to Stefani after he took home a prize at the Billboard Music Awards last weekend. Shelton told the crowd that he always feels lucky because he has Stefani at his side. They also kissed each other after his speech. By the looks of it, Shelton and Stefani are going to enjoy their summer plans together, despite the rumors of the demise of their relationship.
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