Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: cute couple or enough already?

On the heels of Gwen Stefani’s giggly interview with Ellen DeGeneres about her new boyfriend, Blake Shelton, reports have surfaced that the heady rush of teenaged love has hit Blake as well. The couple was inseparable at the Vanity Fair party Sunday night. An attendee told People Magazine that “They acted like giddy teenagers at a high school dance. They were holding hands the whole night and didn’t leave each other’s sides. I don’t think either of them stopped smiling the entire time they were there.” (By the way, thanks to all of the commenters who agreed that maybe Blake could have dressed up for the occasion.)

The couple was also spotted at a post-post-Oscars party at the home of high-powered talent manager Guy Oseary (who represents, among others, Madonna and U2), where “they were cute as a button in a corner together,” as a guest noted, adding “[Gwen] was glowing and he was charming. There was clearly a lot of love and happiness there.”

All of the Oscar festivities capped off a weekend where, on Friday, Gwen attended Blake’s concert in Oklahoma (a/k/a the couple’s new “home away from home”) and, on Saturday, “Blen” (or is it “Gwake”?) attended the nuptials of former Voice contestant RaeLynn and financial advisor Josh Davis in Tennessee. Just typing all of this made me tired.

Oh, and on Tuesday, Blake finally ‘fessed up about giving Gwen the “best present ever”, her horse. He told Entertainment Tonight, “I got her a horse and I got myself a horse at the same time. Gwen, she loves riding and she loves horses. It’s actually so funny that people are so shocked by that, but if you can name me one girl on the planet that doesn’t love horses or just think that they are beautiful …” Well, duh, Blake. Every girl wants a pony. I’m still waiting for mine.

Okay, I get it. They’re happy. I can see how making too much of a big deal of it can look like it’s a publicity stunt of some sort, but if they’re happy, good for them. I (obviously) am Team Gwen (I’m highly optimistic about her new line of eye wear under her LAMB brand), and, thanks to my new BF, have come to appreciate Blake as an artist. Maybe I’m a teeny bit biased, but I am going to root for them (for the moment…just in case this post comes back to bite me) and wish them continued happiness. And if Blake wants to gift someone else with a horse, I’m here.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

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  1. Jayna says:

    They went to a Hollywood Party and held hands and stayed together all night. What’s wrong with that? I’m sure he felt like a fish out of water there.

    On the ET interview, he didn’t bring it up. Nancy O’Dell did about the horse, and he just said he bought her one and himself one, and that Gwen actually loves horses. He didn’t saying anything else, really. Nancy asked him about having Gwen as a mentor for the show, and he said that was a no-brainer and praised Gwen. But they all praise the mentors. Again, he never brought Gwen up. He was asked a couple of questions and responded.

    I say “cute couple.”

    • JudyK says:

      Agree…cute couple.

      I saw Gwen on Ellen and thought she was fine…she said she wasn’t going to talk about Blake. They are obviously in love, and I say leave them alone. I find them refreshing.

      • Sabrine says:

        It’s cute and sweet, not going to last forever obviously but for right now, they’re enjoying being together and I see no reason to diss them. They will come away from it with no regrets and memories of good times. What more can anyone hope for.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      I agree. And I think a girl like Gwen needs a guy who will also fall madly in love with her, so this seems to work. He looks right at her when he listens to her, and that’s a communication gift that is so heady.

      They are dating, and they have both always been open to their fans, so this is consistent. Miranda has said in interviews that she is moody and pessimistic and that Blake is the happy person she knows, so I see the attraction between these two – they like to have fun. It would seem to be a better match.
      And during her first season of the Voice they competed over so many similar contestants, I think they have similar tastes in music. I just hope he can help her gain some confidence and tone down the over the topness. She used to be unique and funky, but her style seems weird now, which is probably not fair to say but I did.

    • Wiffie says:

      I don’t get why here, people are saying “it’s one night. Just dress up even if you don’t like it. It’s the OSCARS.”

      and then simultaneously applauding the Mad Max costume designer for dressing comfortably, despite the tight lipped, take themselves too seriously crowd looking down on it.

      Look, either you agree everyone can dress how they feel comfortable, or everyone needs to suck it up for one night. I don’t care he wore jeans. They are totally his style. And I liked the leather jacket. And the ballgowns.

      I don’t know. You do you, boo. That’s what I think.

  2. Pia says:

    I don’t like horses. They freak me out.
    There, I said it.

    • Shambles says:

      They used to scare me too. They’re so huge. But I was very afraid of all big animals for a long time, and thankfully I grew out of it and can see the grace and beauty in the horsies. Either way, I understand how you feel. They’re so large and it can be intimidating.

    • Aussie girl says:

      Sorry that was a good willed jest.

    • popodamofo says:


    • Sabrine says:

      I like horses but don’t like to get too close to them. They seem unpredictable. Our work horse on the farm, who we treated more as a beloved pet, chomped my brother on his shoulder and he suffered from that injury for years.

    • TheSageM says:

      I’m not a fan of horses either.

    • SydneySnider says:

      Count me in – I do not like horses and never have. I’ve just never got the fascination/obsession some people have.

  3. Jess says:

    She seems like she would be a very needy and clingy girlfriend.

    • sigghh says:

      She talks about that in her music a lot actually

      Point is after years of clinging to Gavin (who to me seemed like he was “tolerating” her most times) I hope clinging to this voice guy works out

      I doubt it but….let’s hope

      • Andrea says:

        He seemed to tolerate her most of the time. I think he got over her clinginess looong time ago. It is exhausting when someone puts you on a pedestal.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Every album starting with Tragic Kingdom has been about relationships.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      She seems like a very annoying person all together. I don’t know who he is, so can’t comment on him, but she’s way out of his league if we’re going just by looks.

  4. K says:

    I don’t think there is anyone interesting to talk about. I mean seems a lot of celebs are trying to keep their relationships secret so the magazines need someone and these two interest a lot of people.

    I mean let’s be real they’ve drained the well dry on the brangelina/Anniston crap. And at least these two are cute.

  5. Kitten says:

    I think it was “enough already” a week after they started being a thing. I find the two of them so annoying.

    Something nice: Gwen looks amazing. Yes, she’s tweaked and the naked-dress trend is the worst but she looks awesome anyway.

    • lucy2 says:

      LOL, my first thought was “they’ve been enough already since they started.”

    • paleokifaru says:

      I’m with you two. My first thought was to wonder if this was a legitimate question or snark because I was over it as soon as it began.

      And I’m sorry but Gwen has kids. Does she have to make this SO public while they’re working through such a life changing event? And it’s not just on her – Blake could reign this in more too. And before anyone starts in on how this is Gavin’s fault and he’s done more damage, etc please realize that I am not dismissing his irresponsibility. I’m just saying I find this to be an irresponsible reaction and there are better ways to handle a relationship so quickly on the heels of a separation.

      • Kitten says:

        Absolutely agree 100%.

        It’s never a super-great idea to ram a new relationship down everyone’s throat when there are kids and a previous marriage to think about. Bleh. I just find it in bad taste when adults act like teenagers and their kids are there to witness it all. Yeah, I’m being a judgmental b*tch this morning but whatever.

      • paleokifaru says:

        Yes, I’m really sick of the teenage responses and then people pointing out that the ex did something way worse. And? That justifies a childish response of equal or lesser value? Nope, sorry. That’s not the way being a responsible adult is supposed to work. And I tend to think that people’s private interactions are generally worse than the public ones. Apparently I woke up on the judgmental side of the bed as well! Glad to have excellent company.😊

    • Tiffany :) says:

      There is something about them that makes me feel uncomfortable. It great if they are happy, I wish them no ill will. But if I never see them loved up again, that would be just fine with me. There is just a bit too much showmanship going on, and I have seen their Facetime sessions on the iphones way too many times for it to have been a coincidence.

  6. Aussie girl says:

    Enough I say. And the cynic around all things in la la land, makes me think fake.

  7. ell says:

    enough. but it was enough for me from the start, i’m just not into the whole relationship flaunting thing, especially not at this level. at first i gave her a pass bc i thought she was sticking it to her cheating ex, but now? they need to chill.

  8. Esmom says:

    I think one day not too far in the future she is going to look back at this with acute embarrassment. It’s how I felt about the major rebound relationship I’ve had and everything about them screams rebound (or fake) to me.

    I could, of course, be completely wrong.

  9. Elisa the I. says:

    Enough already.

  10. Shambles says:

    Dude. That picture of the two of them at the wedding? They look amazing! If she had dressed like THAT at the VF party I would still be drooling over her (because face it: Gwen is hot). Just shows that they have the potential to be a really attractive couple. I have no problem believing that they’re really into each other. They worked with each other for a really long time and that attraction and tension had time to build, and it must be fun to finally release it all. Meh, I’m happy for them.


    • Jayna says:


    • Deedee says:

      To be fair, he is wearing that same outfit at Raelyn’s wedding as well.

      • Shambles says:

        He certainly is, so it’s obviously his style. It’s what he’s comfortable in, so nobody bats an eye about it. I wish ladies who like to wear leather jackets to receive awards for their amazing work were afforded that same courtesy.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        and his own wedding

    • Carrie says:

      I was just about to post that Gwen and Blake look amazing in the wedding photo! (And so do the bride and groom.) Regardless if they have a relationship for publicity, they look good together!

  11. Skins says:

    Look at us, we are dating now. Look at us holding hands, dammit, LOOK AT US!!!!!

  12. TheOtherMaria says:

    If they’re happy, what’s the problem?

    Just like some couples aren’t affectionate, others are–let them be.

  13. popodamofo says:

    That wedding dress is GORGEOUS

  14. Size Does Matter says:

    Does it make me a hypocrite if I hate that Blake wore jeans to that party but also hate that people seemed to shade Jenny Beavan for her Oscar attire?

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I was thinking the exact same thing.

    • Aussie girl says:

      At least you’re honest and aware.

    • Jayna says:

      I find it odd you feel that way.

      He went to an after party, and some have gone there before casual who weren’t at the actual Oscars. He had on a nice jacket, a silk shirt it looked like or dressier shirt than he usually wears, and black jeans, not blue jeans.

      She was actually at the Oscars and accepted an award and was beyond casual.

      Neither bother me. To me, if you accept the Oscar winner, why not someone at an after party?

  15. Candy says:

    I can’t with these two. I find them both so annoying. This relationship seems so fake and forced. Plus, I have never understood people who have gotten out of a relationship, just to jump into another one like the next day.

    • meme says:

      me neither. they must have a different def of love.

    • Ruyana says:

      Plus the fact that Blake is well known as a womanizer and a cheater. You’d think she’d have had enough of that already.

  16. AlmondJoy says:

    Enough already 😩 I find them super annoying. They vex my soul. I can deal with them separately but together they take annoying to a whole new level.

  17. LAK says:

    I know this is supposed to be a publicity stunt, BUT the expression on her face says it’s not. Botoxed or not, she always looked stony faced with her ex-hubby, and now she looks smiley. Granted, the only recent pictures i’ve seen are with Blake, so i’m assuming he’s the difference that’s put a smile on her face. Perhaps she’s smiling because she’s away from ex-hubby, whatever is going on in this new phase of her life, she’s happy again.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Look at her w/Gavin in the very beginning of that relationship. She was all high-school teenager in love too.

      • Seapharris7 says:

        Gwen wasn’t just *happy* was Gavin, she was obsessed. She would have done ANYTHING to lock that down. She couldn’t handle it when she found out he had a secret love child before Gwen was even on his radar… SHE wanted to be his wife & the only mother of his kids. I’m pretty sure she turned a blind eye for YEARS to his cheating ways because she had the title/image of getting him.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I see the same thing and don’t pick up the showmance vibe at all either.

      • Andrea says:

        @sepharris7 Everything in your statement is oh so true and inherently very, very sad.

  18. Nancy says:

    Would a Blake admirer please explain his appeal. Miranda who? I think these two have sexual infatuation which is great in the beginning. Check back in six months. I wonder if her three kids like this guy…..he doesn’t seem like daddy material to me, but then again I’ve been wrong before……when I thought Gwen was cool, I was wrong, lol

  19. M.A.F. says:

    ugh. I can’t stand her, never could. I think sometimes I’m only one who remembers how she became lead singer of No Doubt. She is that stereotypical girl who can’t function on her own so she goes from one relationship to the next. As for this relationship, knowing her, it will last a few years.

    I know nothing about him other than he was married before he married Miranda Lambert and supposedly there is overlap there.

    • islandwalker says:

      I’m with you M.A.F., she’s always seemed over the top pretentious, needy and too image conscious. And girl, please do not “sing.”

  20. Seapharris7 says:

    I’m embarrassed for her and this midlife crisis rebound PR Stunt of a relationship. The facetiming with your dude of a month when you are at Disney Land with your kids (who are also going through a divorce!) Infront of the paps was pathetic. Gwen… quit messing with your face! Every single thing about her/this *relationship* screams Stage 7 Clinger & insecure.

  21. Alex says:

    Enough with the PR around this relationship. If you’re genuinely happy can we go 5 minutes without a gushy comment, article or OBVIOUS pap stroll? Dear Gwen I don’t need a pap picture of you clearly facetiming Blake nor do I need a play by play of every milestone

  22. Wentworth Miller says:

    Only they know if their relationship is real or fake, but their body language seems genuine.

  23. NeoCleo says:

    I think the two of them, as dressed in the first photos, look ridiculous. She looks like something out of a circus and he looks like he expects an evening at the Sports Bar with the boys.

    They do seem very happy, however.

  24. D says:

    I imagine it must be difficult to date when you’re famous, everyone speculating, and even analyzing body language. I’m glad am not famous….and just one of the many people speculating 😉 haha

  25. suzanne says:

    Ummm…it bugs me that while YES, her kids have a father to be with hopefully while she’s away, their lives most likely have changed from “mom is around a lot with us” to “mom suddenly has a new love life and we barely get to see her.”

    As a child of divorce, I can safely say this is truly a horrible time period for most kids.
    Parents need to be a tad selfless during this time and NOT run around acting like a college kid with his/her first relationship…granted, you may feel like you’ve got a new leash on life, but the kids are likely in pain and very confused. Running out and dating immediately may be what YOU want to do, but what the kids need is the parent around, maintaining some stability.

    okay…hopping off my soapbox now,,,:)

    • Jayna says:

      Wow, just wow. Her ex has the kids half the time. Gwen is a great mother, and because you see her having fun, she needs to be home crying when her kids aren’t there? And Blake has been around I’m sure as a “friend” when she’s with her kids.

      Her ex is with his nanny girlfriend when he doesn’t have the kids. She can’t have a life. She needs to be Jen Garner?

      Wow, the tone of our post.

      • paleokifaru says:

        I don’t think she’s saying Gwen needs to stay home crying. Just that revenge or pushing a publicity agenda may not be particularly sensitive to her children. The same thing that Kitten and I have discussed above.

      • Suzanne says:

        Wow!! You really missed my point- during the early days of any divorce, the kids need to be the top priority, not your new piece. That really shouldn’t be a shocking statement.

        No one has to stay home crying . 🙂
        And all of this goes for the father as well.

  26. Tacos and TV says:

    I’m sorry, but I love her dress. It’s amazing and sexy and just beautiful. Good for her! I met her years ago (when she had braces and was with no Doubt) and she was so dope. Really sweet. Love her

  27. iheartgossip says:

    He has a problem with fidelity. She’s already suffering from a great bout of mid-life crisis. When they split, cause the contract is up; Blake will be onto a 20-something blond and Gwen will be a puddle of tears and lipstick.

  28. Amanda G says:

    I’ve been a die hard fan of Gwen for 20 years and even I am sick of the Blake/Gwen love parade. I believe they are real and they are in that honeymoon phase we all go through in a new relationship, but get a room! LOL Gwen being Blake’s advisor this season on The Voice is overkill and totally unnecessary. Unfortunately, people are getting turned off by them and are not turning ON her new music.

  29. Sam says:

    These two need to take a page out of Mila/Ashton, Ryan/Blake and Ryan/Eva’s books…stop with the flaunting. It’s embarrassing. I can assure you that if any of the three couples mentioned above flaunted their relationships the media would be all over it and these two would be an after thought. But here we are talking about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

  30. Miss M says:

    I am here just to answer the question in the title: Enough already.

  31. The Original Mia says:

    It’s been enough for a long time. She’s acting ridiculous. She has 3 young boys who are trying to adjust to mommy and daddy no longer being together. Gwen is acting like this is the first time she’s had sex. Enough is enough, woman!

  32. Jillybean says:

    Enough already. Ick. It reminds me of when Tom cruise went couch jumping on Oprah about Katie Holmes….

  33. Portugal the Stan says:

    Hi Corey – Welcome to CB. I’m appreciating your writing style.

  34. Stephanie says:

    What in the ice skater hell is going on with that dress?