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Gwen Stefani: Why She’s Not Ready To Publicly Announce Relationship With Blake Shelton

Tue, November 10, 2015 8:35pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 8 Comments

Gwen Stefani raised eyebrows during a Nov. 10 interview, where she completely danced around the topic of her relationship with Blake Shelton. Now HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned why she won’t speak publicly about dating her fellow ‘The Voice’ judge just yet!

Gwen Stefani, 46, used a curious choice of words to address her dating status with Blake Shelton, 39, revealing in a new interview that “I never said nothin’ about being in a new relationship.” While there’s plenty of proof she’s involved with the country superstar, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY why she was being so evasive about discussing the romance, and why the word “relationship” is something she’s trying to avoid for now!

“It may seem like Gwen is back tracking by saying she never said she was in a relationship, but it’s just semantics. She has explained to her kids that she’s dating Blake. The word relationship sounds way too serious and she doesn’t want to freak out her boys. It would be a big deal for mommy to be in a new relationship,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. As we previously reported, Blake has already met Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months and he’s a big hit with her sonsTo hear more about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!

“The term ‘dating’ has a more loose, fun definition. It’s not so serious. She doesn’t want her kids to get the wrong idea. She’s just trying to protect them like any parent would.” our source continued. “Plus she doesn’t want her kids to think that Blake is somehow replacing daddy. To them, Blake is a good friend that she is dating, which means spending time with him and doing fun things together.” Aw, how sweet is that?

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The No Doubt singer was interviewed by San Diego’s Frankie and Geena Morning Show on Channel 933 Nov. 10, and she was immediately hit with a question about her romance with Blake. “Wow, that’s really personal,” Gwen responded. “This is what I’ll say about that: I never said nothin’ about being in a new relationship. I don’t know who said that but somebody did, and then my kid came in last night to tell me about it. That’s how crazy my life is.” Yikes! We can totally understand why Gwen is trying to downplay this for her beloved sons.

HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Gwen’s decision to not talk publicly about her romance with Blake? Give us your thoughts in the comments forum below!

— Beth Shilliday