Blake Shelton claims Gwen Stefani ‘saved my life’: sweet or melodramatic?

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Well, I hoped for a “Gwake Break,” but it doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, as the couple have continued to ride the publicity train for their new duet. Blake taped an interview for CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. He told the show’s host, Katie Cook, that the staggering number of views on his debut performance of “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” with Gwen Stefani on The View is due to the “media craze around us being together.” I think a lot of it had more to do with people’s curiosity to hear the California-born ska/rocker sing with the country crooner than anything else. Blake also had this to say about his new relationship:

“It’s not something anybody could’ve seen coming besides God I guess because it doesn’t look like it would make sense. All I can tell you is that it does. It just makes the most perfect sense for us and where we’re at in our lives. I tell people all the time, ‘Gwen saved my life last year.’ She did. I think she’d tell you something similar about me.”

“This thing just happened because of some things we were going through. Even coming into [her] second season [working on] The Voice, I didn’t even really know her that well. All of a sudden this thing just happened because of some things we were going through and it saved my life, period.”

[From CMT/E!]

Wow. Chart-topping country hits, a successful TV show, adoring fans, but it’s Gwen who “saved his life?” That’s kind of a bold statement. I guess Blake is starting to run out of talking points – which he should by now.

Blake continued to talk about his relationship on Thursday’s TODAY, saying out loud what a lot of people were thinking when he got together with Gwen.

It’s a little weird. We could not be, on paper, any more different. I mean, I’m a country singer and she’s a ska, rock, pop, whatever it is…and it’s just an odd idea. But man, it’s a lot of fun. I’ve gotta be honest about that.


As he mentioned backstage after the song’s debut, Blake again told CMT (and TODAY…sheesh) that he wrote the song mainly to woo Gwen and was relieved that she liked it so much. Gwen admitted on an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s talk show on Wednesday that her biggest fear about the tune was, as she put it, “Whoa what if I don’t like it, huge turn off!” Fortunately for Gwake, that wasn’t the case. Gwen went on to say, “I listened to it and thought ‘Oh my God, I love this.'”

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Yes, Blake is all kinds of charming in his “aww, shucks” kind of way and Gwen is still pretty cool…and if it’s not a publicity stunt (which I hope it isn’t) I remain happy for them. But please you two, give it a rest already. We get it, you’re both over the moon about each other and your duet was well-received. I just think when you talk about your relationship this much, something about it just comes off as a touch of “trying too hard-itis.” Or is it just me?

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  1. cleveland girl says:

    I get what he is saying. He was in a bad place and then this new person magically lifted him out of it and gave him that butterfly in the stomach feeling. As someone out of high school that is super FUN. He is happy, not jumping on the couch happy – thank goodness- but he feels reborn. I think that is what he means.

  2. lisa2 says:

    I’m just avoiding most of the Blake and Gwen stuff.. I saw pics and video of her and Gavin at the boys Basketball game. And Gwen just seemed an emotional mess to me. She kept playing with her hair and trying to avoid looking or speaking to Gavin who was sitting next to her with Kingston in the middle. I understand her anger because of his cheating. Well deserved. But there is still something there. And even her OTT display of love with Blake is not stopping whatever is still happening between her and Gavin.
    He (Gavin) seemed fine. Gwen just looked like she wanted the floor to open up and let her crawl under it.

    I feel for the boys. She is really bringing Blake into their lives and I’m sure Gavin is going to make sure he is very visible and present in his son’s lives.

    • mee says:

      they are both rebounding hard. and trying to act as if they’re over their prior relationships.

  3. NewWester says:

    That is a strange photo of Gwen and Chelsea Handler. Her hand on Chelsea’s shoulder looks like something you would see in a horror movie. Her fingernails look like talons

    • CL says:

      No kidding! For a minute I thought I saw extra fingers. It looks like it’s about to jump on the cameraperson’s face and eat it right off.

  4. Nancy says:

    It’s the kind of sappy profound statement newly in love people say. I’m sure similar words were spoken about Miranda after his first divorce. They’re in love, we get it. Good for them. Being in love is a wonderful thing.

  5. QueenE says:

    pretty profound for a jump off

  6. UCatwoman says:

    Don’t buy these two for a second. PR stunt is written all over these two. I think they are doing whatever it takes to stay relevant. If this was a real thing they would shut up about it.

  7. Jen43 says:

    Part of me thinks it’s sweet because it’s wonderful to find love at any age. Another part of me thinks these two need to grow the hell up because talking about how great their relationship is can be potentially hurtful to Gwen’s kids. I mean, I have 3 kids. If I divorced their dad, I don’t think I’d be shoving my new relationship in anybody’s face.

    • SilkyMalice says:

      Exactly this. These two are grossly inappropriate and juvenile about their new relationship considering the circumstances.

  8. Bey says:

    maybe god should have tipped of Gwen about the Nanny.

  9. Raven says:

    Can’t base a relationship off of “s/he saved my life”. It’s interesting that they both use the same narrative. It’s very Hollywood movie, and an outdated one at that. Basing relationships off of shared trauma means the relationship is about trauma. And not about who each person actually is. Not to mention how it installs a sense of obligation and dependence, and sometimes control.

    • swak says:

      Had to go look it up, but yes Gwen said the same thing. It will be interesting on how it all plays out.

  10. Addison says:

    Blake and Gwen are probably constantly asked about their relationship all of the time. I don’t see anything wrong with them answering the question if it is asked. They probably don’t just start talking about each other.

    Also, if they were asked the question and dismissed it never showed any affection people would start saying they are not really together.

    You can’t win with people. They look cute together and basically found each other in the same situation and were able to understand what each was going through. Not a fan of Blake because of the way he cast his first wife aside but that is the past. Hope it works out for them.

    • Mel says:

      Actually no
      Did you see when the paps ‘caught’ her face timing. That’s when it confirmed that this is clearly for publicity…it’s obvious they have the paps on lockdown!

      I read her tour is also flopping bad…so many tickets unsold so it makes sense tbh

  11. Suzanne says:

    Good Lord- people that jump from a bad marriage straight into another major relationship are exhausting.

    Save yourself, people…take a year, learn from the situation…don’t look for somebody else to heal your wounds.

    • Anonymous says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Anyone I know who was badly hurt in a marriage/relationship, and then jumped right into a new relationship, did so with such intense desperation that it was painful to watch. It’s born out of an all-consuming need for affection and validation from someone else, namely a romantic partner, and just delays the process of healing and learning to find validation in yourself. I’m not saying it can’t work out in the long run — sometimes those jump-offs end up lasting. But having been married myself for as long as Gwen was, and with children to worry about, I can’t get my head around why she wouldn’t want at least a year to take a deep breath, re-evaluate, and focus on healing, for both herself and her kids.

    • Kitten says:

      This times a million.

    • Andrea says:

      I agree with you, but I think they make each other feel good. Its not a forever thing, but it feels good to be wanted after a messy break up. Especially if your partner was unfaithful.

      • anon33 says:

        Yeah, but just because something “feels good” doesn’t make it the right thing to do in the long run.

  12. Ashley says:

    His relationships have always overlapped each other. Read: messy. People should be single for awhile, it’s beneficial.

    • Trying says:

      So he is supposed to be different from any other man? Even my beloved nephew, such a sweet man, just did it. .

      • anon33 says:

        Ah, the “but everybody else is doing it!!” pout/defense…also, no, not all men do that.

  13. Mike says:

    Gwen is so beautiful. She’s going to be 70 years old and still look the same.

    I’m glad they’re happy but I don’t see them lasting in the long run.

  14. Sarah01 says:

    I think that Gwen is beautiful but suffers from self esteem issues. Gavin played into that and cheated on her multiple times and she put up with it. I think she’s obviously still angry at Gavin, but she chose to leave him which probably took a lot. For me Blake is a step up and they are in the romance stage. I like these two a lot wether it’s a long term relationship or just hot sexy mess, they needed each other at this time. Not everything has to be deep and meaningful, sometimes you just want to feel desired and loved.
    Blake is perfection!

  15. susiecue says:

    It is definitely not just you. They are that attention-craving PDA couple that everyone rolls their eyes at. I’m glad they both found happiness, and I like them together, especially since I would’ve never put them together and it’s always interesting to see an unusual couple who are crazy about each other. But GAAAHH we get it, stop beating us over the head with it. Something about that constant public gushing reeks of needing validation and only being able to revel in your moment because everyone’s watching. It’s gloaty; it’s off-putting.

  16. Kitten says:

    I’m gonna go with:
    (C) Annoying AF.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Another angle- Blake is 40. When he was still struggling in the mid-late 90s, Gwen was this new mega star with Tragic Kingdom. Such the 90s cool girl. I think he may have had a thing for her for a while.

  17. haley1020 says:

    when will this publicity stunt end

  18. Pants says:

    They both seem like nice people and I’m glad they’re happy, but g-d they’re exhausting.

  19. A point of view says:

    I know no one cares, but in terms of astrology, Gavin and Miranda are both cut from the same cold-hearted, snake-in-the-grass cloth. Meanwhile, Gavin and Gwen have very very good, even magical,connections between their planets. I think that is why they are so surprised to have discovered it. Everyone should be so lucky. (BTW I’m not proselytizing, just sayin’.)

    • Doodle says:

      I find this interesting. I do Chinese face reading along with 9 Star Ki, and I tend to look through that filter. I’m curious about their charts now!

    • Mikeyangel says:

      Ha! I like your POV! Can you direct me in any direction where I can find what kind of clothe my husband and I are cut from, I think it would be awesomely interesting (to me😊) !

  20. Trixie says:

    Why would anyone want nails that long?

  21. Mikeyangel says:

    If this is a publicity stunt or fake of course it is off putting. BUT as someone who fell hard and whom was fallen for hard, by what I believe to be the love of my life, father of my 3 kids, and husband, we are 15 years in and still truly enjoy each other. I have seen a handful of great marriages go bad, or what appeared to be great marriages although only a mirage fall apart, and it is sad when you realize that you are just two totally different people. I have a happy marriage, where a great deal of luck or whatever you want to call it, makes us a really good match for each other. We work REALLY REALLY hard too, and we have had a handful of very hard times and patches where we fought (not claiming a fairy tale here). If it is real, it can seem try hard though but it is really just that magic of finding someone you are really compatible with on many levels. I wish them the best!

  22. Mel says:

    Gavin was cheating on her all time
    I used to see pics online of him flirting with people at concerts years ago .
    I always wondered how Gwen coped knowing her husband had no respect for their marriage

  23. GoLightly says:

    Ugh I like Gwen, but since she loves Chelsea, that’s points off.

  24. fwozbo says:

    Yes I was a Blake and I think it’s real. Agree with Mikeyangel