Over the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been going through a rough patch in their relationship, and that they have called off their wedding. Now, Stefani has finally broken her silence to address these rumors head-on.
On Monday, Stefani was interviewed by Hoda Kotb for the “Today” show as she prepares to appear on the new season of “The Voice.” During this interview, Kotb told Stefani that when she googled “Gwen and Blake,” she got the following search results: “Gwen and Blake song. Gwen and Blake married. Gwen and Blake engaged. Gwen and Blake call off wedding.”
“So, what’s happening with the wedding?” Kotb asked as Stefani laughed.
“Wow. That’s a really good question!” Stefani said. “The good news is that we still like each other a lot. That’s good.”
“I don’t know,” she added with a shrug. “We’ll see what happens.”
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This comes after friends of Stefani, 51, said that the couple has been having “arguments” over “where to live and, especially, politics.” Stefani herself just revealed that Shelton, 44, recently “left to go back to Oklahoma.”
“[This] is the first time we’ve been apart in six months,” she added.
Stefani and her three young sons had spent months of quarantine amidst the coronavirus pandemic at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma. She said that it was nice “to be able to pause for a minute and be there with the boys and be in Oklahoma [because] he really has a stunning ranch.”
While everything appears to have gone well during their time on the ranch, things reportedly went downhill when they all went back to Los Angeles, California. It was then that fights began over where they should live, as Shelton loves Oklahoma while Stefani loves Los Angeles.
“Gwen and Blake are totally different. A fish can fall in love with a bird, but where will they make a home?” a source close to Stefani said. “They are great when they are together alone but whenever they are around his friends or her friends, it never ends well.”
“One of the reasons these two are still not married after five years together is because they can’t even agree if they should get married in his beloved Oklahoma or her home of Los Angeles,” the insider added.