Ever since this weekend when E! Online published a Halloween photo of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani holding hands, rumors have run wild that the pair were a couple. But you said nah, that’s just crazy celebrity gossip; it’s not actually true.Turns out, it is.
Gwen and Blake’s representatives confirmed the news today, sending fans of both singers into collective tailspins. Gwen’s rep told US Weekly “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.” On Tuesday, Gwen sort of addressed the rumors that she was dating Blake (her co-star on The Voice) on Ryan Seacrest’s show.
“I’m not going to answer that right now, Ryan,” she said when asked about the relationship. “I think I’ve given enough of myself this morning to you. But I think he’s hot, don’t you?”
According to US Weekly, Blake and Gwen plan to attend the afterparties at Wednesday night’s Country Music Association Awards as each other’s dates. Gwen and her longtime husband Gavin Rossdale split in August. Blake and ex-wife Miranda Lambert, who is scheduled to perform at Wednesday’s CMAs, divorced in July.
E! Online is making a push for “Glake” as their official celebrity couple name. I’m leaning towards “Stake” although “Blakani” is up there. (I nixed “Gwenton” which is nice but it’s a bit too hoity-toity). Leave your suggestions for their celeb couple name in the comments below.