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Blake Shelton Gushes Over Rihanna On ‘Kelly & Michael’ — But No Love For Gwen Stefani?

Mon, November 16, 2015 10:16am EDT by 5 Comments

Blake Shelton couldn’t stop raving over the new relationship he formed on ‘The Voice’ this season during interview on ‘Kelly & Michael’ Nov. 16…but it wasn’t girlfriend Gwen Stefani who he was gushing over! Instead, the country singer showed love for Rihanna — what’s the deal!?

Gwen Stefani didn’t come up as a topic of conversation when Blake Shelton sat down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Nov. 16, but another very beautiful famous singer sure did! In fact, the country star just couldn’t stop himself from praising Rihanna, leaving viewers wondering where all the love for his actual girlfriend was.

The 39-year-old discussed what it was like working with RiRi when she guest-mentored on The Voice, and admitted he’s still pulling for their ship name “Blianna” to make a splash. Blake also gushed about Rihanna when we spoke with him last month: “Rihanna is hot,” he told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She was so great and so funny, so honest which is— she was really good at that. She really took it seriously and was very good at the job!” Unfortunately, he pointed out to Kelly and Michael, “I haven’t talked to her since that day [on set].”

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Luckily, Blake has an actual girlfriend working on the show with him all the time! We couldn’t help but notice, though, that Gwen’s name never came up once during the interview, and it seems these two are being more evasive than ever about their relationship. Come on, you two — the chemistry is undeniable and reps (not to mention their mutual friend Christina Aguilera) have already confirmed the romance!

The Voice will be live again this week, so we’ll get another chance to see Blake and Gwen’s flirtation in action. The “Gonna” singer couldn’t help but show Gwen love during the first live show on Nov. 9, but it seemed the pair made a point not to interact in front of the cameras in the two follow-up episodes last week.

Behind the scenes, though, they haven’t been trying as hard to hide. Blake even sweetly comforted his lady, who was in tears during a commercial break, on the same day news broke about her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale’s, alleged affair with their nanny, Mindy Mann. Just come clean already, guys!

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HollywoodLifers, do you think Blake and Gwen should keep avoiding talking about their romance?

— Alyssa Norwin