OMG, you guys…this totally just happened. Blake Shelton brought a very special guest to the CMA Awards after party on Nov. 4 — his new girlfriend, Gwen Stefani! But the craziest part was that the couple’s official debut came after Blake spent hours in the same room as ex, Miranda Lambert, at the show!
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are finally putting the rumors to rest and admitting they’re an item! Just hours after Gwen’s rep confirmed the relationship, the new couple attended a CMA Awards after party together…and were holding hands! The Voice coaches made a major statement by making their public debut as a couple, even though Blake’s ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, was at the awards show beforehand, too!
This is so crazy! The lovebirds wasted no time hitting the town to show off their relationship — they were holding hands as they walked around the Warner Music Group after party right in front of cameras. It doesn’t appear that Blake’s ex-wife attended the party, and we feel so terrible for her throughout this whole ordeal, but we’re also so happy Blake and Gwen don’t have to hide anymore. (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS OF BLAKE AND GWEN).
Blake and Gwen both got divorced over the summer, so rumors almost immediately began flying that things were heating up between the singers on the set of The Voice as they mourned their marriages. They never addressed the rumors directly, but the love story intensified over Halloween weekend, when they were photographed getting pretty handsy with one another at a costume party.
Then, the No Doubt singer jetted to Nashville with the country star on Nov. 3, just one day before the awards show — and she literally had no other obligation or reason to be in the city except to hang with Blake. And, finally, JUST ahead of the CMAs, Gwen’s rep confirmed what we all knew was coming: The pair’s friendship had turned into something more. Keep in mind, though, that the live shows on The Voice are starting in less than a week, so this could still all be publicity for the show. But sometimes, those publicity stunts do turn into the real deal, which is also what could be happening.
“Gwen and Blake are treading water but it is blossoming into something real,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They laughed and fought off the rumors…and then, by doing that, it has now turned into something real. They have similar interests. The rumors brought them together and it is becoming something more than they ever thought it would become.” Well, tonight’s appearance most certainly affirmed that one!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked Blake and Gwen attended the CMA Awards after party together?! DO you think it was disrespectful to Miranda?
— Alyssa Norwin