Did Blake Shelton really want to leave “The Voice” because Gwen Stefani didn’t return as a coach? That was the premise of a story one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop reported it was false, and it’s even more clear now the claim was untrue.
On February 2, 2018, RadarOnline published an article about how Shelton became “resentful” when the NBC singing competition show didn’t invite Stefani back as a coach after season 12. As a result, maintained the blog, there was “bad blood” between Shelton and the producers of “The Voice,” and there was a good chance he would “leaving the show.” A supposed source was quoted as contending Shelton “threw a fit” when he was informed that Stefani was being replaced by Miley Cyrus for season 13.
Of course, since that report, Shelton has returned for seasons 13, 14, and 15. And in just three weeks, Shelton will be a coach once again on season 16 with Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend. The truth, as Gossip Cop noted 365 days ago, was Shelton wasn’t looking to leave “The Voice” because his girlfriend didn’t return as a coach, and that Stefani left the show voluntarily to focus on her own music.
After her stint as a coach during season 9, Stefani left the show to work on her album This Is What The Truth Feels Like, which was released the following year. Similarly, Stefani exited “The Voice” again after season 12 to work on her holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, which came out just a few months later. Since then, Stefani has been busy with her residency show, “Just A Girl,” which runs through November 2019 at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.
Basically, the blogs two points about Stefani not being asked back on “The Voice,” and Shelton supposedly being so “resentful” about it that he “wants off” the NBC show, are easily disproven. As pointed out above, it was untrue a year ago that Shelton was “leaving the show” because of Stefani, and it even more obvious now that was never happening. It bears mentioning RadarOnline has had a bad track record with stories about the couple before that tall tale and since then as well.
Prior to the article about him having “bad blood” with NBC because his “lady love” didn’t return to the singing series, the same site insisted Stefani and Shelton were faking their relationship on “The Voice” simply to boost its ratings. Not terribly concerned about consistency or accuracy, several months later Gossip Cop busted the same outlet when it asserted Stefani was pregnant with Shelton’s baby. Additionally, a few months ago the blog claimed Stefani was still “in love” with Gavin Rossdale, and it’s been a “nightmare” for Shelton. And just weeks ago, Gossip Cop corrected the website when it wrongly reported Stefani and Shelton were hunting for a house where they’ll exchange vows.
Each and every one of those stories was 100 percent false. Not only did our impeccable sources and the singers’ reps shoot down those claims, but time has proved us right as well. As Gossip Cop has stated before, we sometimes look back at articles from one year ago to show readers which outlets they can and cannot trust for reliable reporting. There should be no question the tale about Shelton having a feud with “The Voice” because of Stefani was wrong then and even more so now.