Blake Shelton on women who play games: ‘I don’t have time for that crap’


Blake Shelton is the beneficiary of a very hard-working publicity department at NBC. He’s currently rolling out his new relationship with Gwen Stefani, he’s one of the biggest “stars” on NBC with The Voice, he’s releasing a new album, and he’s a beloved dude in country music and beyond. So it’s no surprise that he was chosen to host this year’s Kids Choice Awards. He doesn’t have any kids (Gwen has three boys though…) but I suspect they chose Blake to host because he’s got a “wholesome,” kid-friendly image (despite gossip to the contrary). Anyway, to promote/celebrate his hosting gig, Blake appeared on yesterday’s Today Show.

On women who play hard to get: “No I don’t have time for that crap. I want it now.”

His divorce diet: “The first half of the year, the divorce happened and, I don’t know, I just stopped eating. I really just stopped eating a little bit. I didn’t really think about it, and so now I feel like that happened so long ago, I lost some weight and now I’m like, ‘How did I do that? I need to do that again!’”

Whether he’s a role model for kids: “No, I’m like the reality. ‘Here’s what you’re going to end up like, kids. This is the best you can hope for!’”

Why he decided to host the Kids Choice Awards: “My agent called and was like, ‘Man, you know, is there anything that you can think of that you’d want to do?’… and I actually had been thinking, ‘I want to host those Kids’ Choice Awards!’” He revealed before adding the truth to his desire, “I want to get slimed!”

[From E! News]

His answer about women who play hard to get… interesting. I tend to think it’s about half-and-half with men. As in, half of all dudes love nothing more than when a woman makes them work for it, when a woman can play the game and make him chase. Then the other half just hates that kind of woman. So, I guess Gwen isn’t a game-player? That makes me worry a little bit. If Gwen isn’t playing games and her heart is really in this, I worry that this could end really badly.


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  1. Sara says:

    Every single guy I know who claims to hate “game-playing women” (whatever that means) is married or in a relationship with a drama queen who keeps him on his toes. So…

    • Kaiser says:

      Right? This guy has two divorces under his belt. He loves drama/games.

      • CORA says:

        I don’t know about those two. The fact that they ‘announced,’ it on the Eve of the CMA’S…and issued a little narrative (they bonded over their divorces and broken hearts) sounded to me like they’re saying both their then spouses cheated and they were the victims.

        That was the narrative (Miranda cheating) that Blake’s camp was definitely painting.

        Gwen’s camp inferred that’s what she was dealing with too.

        People like to paint him as a p hound, but where’s the evidence? To me it just seems like he gets married often, falls kinda quick. What p hound is always trying to put a ring on it. Lol

        I think they’re trying to make a point by being together that they were both trashed by their exes.

        Except there was push back from the Miranda camp this week when they tried to imply there might have been some overlap to ‘Blen,’ from past seasons.

        Either way, I don’t see Blake and Gwen suiting. He’s pretty witty and very bright and she’s so vacuous. It was really disappointing to hear how she talks/sounds on The Voice. Like she’s permanently 14. (I like Clothes, let’s do your hair, I’m a girl pick me)

        Isn’t she 45-46? i think she has at least 5 years on him, he’s 39. Does Blake want kids? I wonder if Gwen who has 3 boys, would go for it at this late date, even if she could.

      • LeAnn Stinks says:


        Blake earned his rep because he was already a married man when he started his relationship with Ms. Lambert. He eventually left his wife for her. So, if one was to subscribe to the theory, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” then that is why he earned his p hound status, plus he is a major flirt.

        On the flip side, I remember reading an interview that Lambert did many years ago, where she basically admitted that she knew Shleton was a married man and that she didn’t care. “The heart wants what the heart wants,” type of excuse. Lambert is a piece of work in her own right, so I was happy the karma train rolled into the station on this relationship. Somewhere Shelton’s ex wife is grinning from ear to ear.

    • Sixer says:

      I think “game-playing women” exist only in the febrile imaginations of stupid men. I certainly don’t know any.

      Never heard of this guy (but I haven’t heard of half of the people written about here, what with being Britisher an’ all). Shan’t be looking to find out more!

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Yeah, where are all these game-playing women anyway? I hear a ton about them from men and even other women, but I’ve yet to actually encounter any.

        I’m not a fan of anyone who’s careless with a person’s feelings, man or woman. And Blake, with his cheating scandals and new PR relationship definitely fits that bill. No, thanks.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I have to agree. I knew a man once who asked me out, and I said no thank you, I’m seeing someone. He asked me out again and I said no thank you, I like you but I just don’t feel attracted you in that way, and I’m seeing someone. He came over to my house, brought his dog, who knocked over and broke my roommate’s stereo. He offered to pay for it, and I accepted, since his dog broke it. It cost about $250 as I recall, to fix it. He asked me out that day, and I sad, truly, I appreciate it, but I’m seeing someone and think of you only as a friend. He asked me out again and I said no, and he said he hated women who played games and I owed him $250. Huh?

      • Dana M says:

        IMO, the majority of “game-playing” women are mainly the jugglers.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh, GNAT. That’s the clearest WTF story I’ve ever heard!

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Unbelievable, GNAT, except I believe it. “I don’t like women who play games” is the ultimate sour-grapes complaint of a man who can’t believe any woman would actually turn him down. Hey guys, sometimes we’re Just Not That Into You.

        It must be nice to grow up thinking that no one can or should ever reject you.

      • Alyce says:

        GNAT: That’d be funny if it wasn’t so awful! I once had a guy at a bar ask to buy me a drink and I said no thanks. He bought me the drink anyway and I told him that he could have it, but I didn’t want it. Well, he poured the drink on me and called me a ugly b**ch. So anyways, I feel ya.

      • Jaded says:

        I’ve known more manipulative, game-playing men in my little life than you could shake a stick at. Here are the most common types in my experience:

        1. The guy who insists he’s madly in love with you then shows up 3 hours late for a date smelling of another woman.

        2. The guy who promises to help you fix your computer/look for a car/take you to see your favourite band/take you on a vacation and NEVER once comes through.

        3. The guy who ardently chases you with flowers, compliments, dinners, protestations of love and devotion, then the MINUTE he thinks he’s got you in the corral and the gate shuts he ignores you or sits in front of the TV and says “babe, bring me a beer willya?”

      • Heather says:

        He probably never dated men, so he can’t speak to the stupid games men play.

      • korra says:

        @Alyce WTF. That guy is a pile of human feces.

      • belle de jour says:

        @ Who ARE these people?: “It must be nice to grow up thinking that no one can or should ever reject you.”

        You said it. Mine is not a horror story like some of the others’ here, but in high school, the lead stud on the football team started a rumor that I must be a lesbian (because I had no interest in going out with him); the look on his face was like some sort of distorted cartoon mask of disbelief. I didn’t care about the stupid rumor, but the scary thing, though, is that I clearly remember how quickly disbelief and scoffing was replaced by genuine fury and vindictiveness on his part.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Belle – yuck! Let’s hope Mr. Lead Stud just got laid off from a used-car dealership.

        What a stupid Helmet Head. By now surely he has discovered that throwing the pigskin does not entitle him to all the finer things in life – like your company.

      • belle de jour says:

        @ Who ARE these people?: Oh, you are very kind. And thank you for the laugh! You made my day with the used-car dealership scenario. In my mind’s eye, I can see the plaid sports blazer and remaining-hair gel.

        In return, I must share something funny with you: I recently (at first unwittingly) found myself in a conversation started up by his very mother, of all people, at an Elvis Presley impersonator convention, of all places (long story there).

        In between running to the stage to fight for a polyester scarf of sweat (from an IMPERSONATOR!), she proudly informed me that the stud son in question had indeed married the head cheerleader… who is still so pretty!… and that his fate was not far off from what you envisioned for him: he’s a part-time sports dentist (?) for seasonal minor league baseball teams, part-time real estate specialist in foreclosed properties.

      • DrM says:

        THIS! thank you! Febrile….SUCH a good word

      • ISO says:

        What’s -not- “game playing”? Does that mean you walk out of the bar and have sex, and then wonder if you’re going to get married?? Oh I get it. If I don’t have sex with the man -right away- then I’m a tease. Oh ok. And BTW what does his tattoo mean? Bear prints enclosed tightly with barbed wire? Says a lot.

    • als says:

      @Sara: 1000 times YESSS!

  2. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I wonder if his idea of a “game playing” woman is one who will not tolerate his crap and calls him on it?

    And “I want it now” so put out or get out?

  3. Nancy says:

    Depends on what he means by games. I hate people that mind fu*k you as well. EVERYBODY goes through the divorce weight loss, it’s in the separation papers….must lose 20 pounds.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Of course he doesn’t have time for game playing. He’s too busy running over turtles.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      OH! You totally beat me to it. I was going to post the exact same thing but you beat me to it. Brilliant minds think alike. :)

    • Kitten says:

      Thank you!
      But seriously, how in HELL is this guy a thing? He’s not attractive and he seems like a complete as*hole.

      • Christin says:

        I have never found him attractive in the least. The ‘aw shucks’ persona seems fake as a Pinocchio butt, too.

      • Holmes says:

        I don’t get it either. It boggles the mind. Walk into any redneck bar in the United States on any night of the week, and you will find it filled with his doppelgänger a. WHAT is his appeal???

        As far as his comments about women…I’ve yet to meet a woman in real life who loves to “play games,” but I’ve rarely met a man who doesn’t.

    • funcakes says:

      This is the honeymoon period when the public adores everything about you. The tide always turns. He is extremely douchey and how no one sees this is beyond me.

      Men and women play games. Like cheating on your spouse ,getting your publicist to throw out negative stories about your soon to be ex, putting all their belonging on the front porch instead of having someone discreetly deliver them in boxes and publicly announcing your dating your co worker just before showing up to the same event the ex will be aattending.

  5. SusanneToo says:

    I happened to see this interview because I was stuck at home with no wheels after being rear-ended. Blake, Kathie Lee and Hoda all acted like they had a buzz on and Blake and Hoda were joke flirting like crazy. I think most of his responses were top of his head, tongue in cheek answers, not serious at all. Just my opinion.

    • ohdear says:

      agreed. He knows them well. Hoda had been to his ranch for parties.
      His teases don’t translate well on print, and I think you have to have seen him over time to understand his humour in relation to who he is. I don’t know if he cheats, but he has a reputation of being a really kind friend. Some of the quotes Miranda shared communicate that as well. When she asked him why he didn’t tell her she had gotten fat, he told her it was his job to tell her she is beautiful, not fat. She has had other quotes from the past 10 years about his caring personality. Also about the multiple divorces – he waited 5 years to propose to Miranda because she was young when they got together and he wanted her to make sure she was ready and he was what she wanted. He didn’t want another marriage to end that way.
      He was around when Trace Adkins was struggling with alcoholism after many years of sobriety, and he has a ton of respect for the old country establishment. I think he tries to protect what’s private and sacred to him by having a persona, but it doesn’t work well with the masses who only get clipets of the dumb things he says.

      • JD says:

        I don’t know if he has “a ton of respect for the old country establishment” – I still remember him reffering to the “old country establishment” as “old farts and jackasses”

  6. DesertReal says:

    I disagree. Two people can have fun with no strings attached and not play games. It’s about being upfront and realistic about what you want from the get-go. There’s nothing wrong with saying, “Hey I don’t want anything serious because I just came out of something (divorce, LTR, etc.) but I enjoy the chemistry that we have and I think we can have an incredible time together.” That’s not a game. It’s keeping it real lol

    • Agreed. A year or so after my divorce, I began ‘a friend with benefits relationship’ with a man that I had known for many years….No strings attached, no promises of everlasting love, just mind blowing sex and an occasional dinner afterwards.. I’m happy, he’s happy because we both understand what our relationship is about. No games. We’ve been doing this for eight years.

      Maybe this is what Blake and Gwen are doing.. Idk, *shrugs* :)

  7. Triple Cardinal says:

    We really have no idea how long he’s been chasing her…even if it was only in his head.

  8. Snazzy says:

    I’d never heard of this guy before I saw him on site, so all I can add to this is that I think he has great hair.

  9. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I can’t tell if the “no holds barred” persona Blake has is an act or if he is really like that. I’m really skeptical about this guy because of the fact that he has a history of cheating and two failed marriages under his belt. I know that Miranda Lambert is supposed to be country royalty and all that, but she gets zero empathy from me for acting all broken hearted now because she had no problem cheating with Blake while he was still married to someone else. I have to agree with Gavin Rossdale, I wonder if Gwen and Blake didn’t begin hooking up before their divorces because Blake has a history of behaving that way. Isn’t he also an admitted alcoholic? I’d like to say that maybe he has more going on under the surface than we can see, but he’s got some shadiness about him. That “I want it now” comment came off as kind of gross, especially coming from a dude who hops from relationship to relationship, sometimes without even leaving whatever committed relationship he is currently in.

  10. Lara K says:

    Yeah I read this as I want easy women who put out.
    I love Blake as an entertainer, but his personal life is a cesspool.

    • JaneFR says:

      I read it as I want a woman who says says or says no. Not one who expetc to be courted for the honnor of a maybe. For me not playing games means being upfront and honnest.

  11. Emmygrant says:

    Well, he’s BFFs with Kelly Clarkson, so he can’t be all that bad–she has said very nice things about him in the press.

  12. Arock says:

    Player, game, or whatever I think he’s sexy as hell. Gwen Stefanie is going for it, he’s kind of a 180 from Gavin.

    • Lauren II says:

      Blake is an upgrade from Gavin, and definitely more successful.
      Gavin has confirmed male lovers – they ratted him out. He has embarrassed Gwen and their family immensely – yet he doesn’t care. Cold hearted bastard.
      Meanwhile, Gwen is working her ass off supporting the family. Gwen is a savvy businesswoman, and Gavin financially benefits from her work ethic.
      Blake is hillbilly sexy-maybe that is what Gwen needs/craves at this juncture.

  13. Skins says:

    “Doesn’t have time for that crap” while he participates in an obvious shomance. Go away

  14. mj says:

    Down with binary gender and “women are like this” “oh men are all the same”.

  15. Tiffany says:

    As a non parent who watches the Kids Choice Awards, I can totally see them asking him to host. You have to have a level of goofy to get through it and be believable. I think one of my favorites from recent memory is Jack Black.

  16. Jayna says:

    It just sounds like Blake is giving quick, tongue-in-cheek answers, what he is known for.

  17. iheartgossip says:

    And yet he was married to a game player, is currently (ahem) involved with a total game player and he is KING of game playing. Ahhh Blake, ya got out of the country and went completely Hollywood. *i have never been into his music. only know him from the voice*

  18. Gwenma says:

    Hair’s getting thin there Gwenma. And the chola eyebrows aren’t doing any favors for that aging, smirking mug.

  19. 7-11's Hostage says:

    On women who play hard to get: “No I don’t have time for that crap. I want it now.” Well, I guess it’s good for womankind that he’s taken.