Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were the subjects of numerous untrue tabloid stories in 2018, but the top rumors about them were that they’re already married and the No Doubt singer is pregnant with his baby. Gossip Cop repeatedly debunked those false claims from the beginning until the end of the year. While still happily together, they did not have a wedding, nor is she carrying his child.
In January, OK! published a wholly fictitious cover story about Shelton and Stefani having gotten married in a “backyard wedding.” The magazine alleged the two exchanged vows “just days before Christmas” last year. And to lend credence to its bogus report, the publication contended it had a “source” who was privy to several details about the secret nuptials, including how “just 27 of the couple’s nearest and dearest gathered in Gwen’s back garden” for the marriage ceremony, which “only set them back $23,000.”
According to the outlet, Shelton wore jeans and a button-down shirt for the alleged wedding, while Stefani put on a “light-colored dress.” The magazine further asserted, her three sons (Apollo, Kingston and Zuma), served as the best men, and a country band provided the music. Curiously, though, while the tabloid said it had an insider, and supposedly had specifics such as the wedding costing “$23,000” and there being “27 guests,” there are many details that were glaringly left out, including the date they tied the knot? Also, were there any famous friends who attended the marriage ceremony? And what was served at the celebration?
Still, despite any proof whatsoever of there being a “backyard wedding” at Stefani’s Los Angeles home, the magazine put that flimsy and unverified story on its front page. And while the outlet hid behind an unidentifiable and seemingly made-up “source,” Gossip Cop was told by Stefani’s rep, speaking on behalf on the singer, the entire article was untrue.
Of course, not only were we right then, but we were also spot-on when the same outlet wrongly reported nearly three years ago in January 2016 that Shelton and Stefani were having a “shotgun wedding.” Naturally, the magazine didn’t bring up that mistake. Significantly, earlier this month when Stefani appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” she made clear, “We’re not engaged, and we’re not married. And he’s my boyfriend still.”
Unfazed by that giant reporting error (and others throughout the year), in October the very same publication ran a cover story that falsely maintained Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s “miracle” baby. In that phony article, the tabloid stated without reservation that the singing couple was “expecting their first child together” after her “third round of IVF” was “finally a success.” The outlet also quoted an anonymous and quite possible make-believe “source” relating, “They recently invited their loved ones to Blake’s ranch in Oklahoma and announced that they’re having a girl.” Though the outlet contended Shelton had “already chosen a name,” no reason was given why the purported insider doesn’t know the name the country singer had picked for his alleged daughter or, more importantly, when Stefani was due.
Bizarrely in that same article, the tabloid claimed Shelton and Stefani had “quietly tied the knot six months ago.” That would have meant they got married in April. Naturally, the untrustworthy publication didn’t mention or reconcile how it ran a cover story in January that stated they wed in Stefani’s backyard in late December.
The magazine again predicated its cover story on an unnamed, untraceable and unaccountable “source.” Conversely, Gossip Cop was assured on the record by Stefani’s spokesperson that the “miracle” baby article was similarly “not true.” And as anyone can see from Stefani’s recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Love,” the singer is certainly not expecting.
It bears mentioning that year after year OK! has been provably wrong about her being pregnant. Gossip Cop corrected the outlet in 2015 when it asserted Stefani and Shelton were having a baby. We also busted the magazine in 2016 when it untruthfully maintained Stefani and Shelton were having twin girls. And we shot down a 2017 cover story about how Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s baby girl.
With 2018 drawing to a close, it’s clear Stefani and Shelton have not gotten married nor is she pregnant with his baby. As noted above, these inaccurate tales are once again the top rumors about the couple. Gossip Cop sincerely hopes in 2019 that the tabloids act more responsibly when publishing covers about Shelton and Stefani.