Yesterday, the tabloids went nuts when RadarOnline ran a story saying BLAKE SHELTON and GWEN STEFANI were starting to hang out a little more than normally. The two “The Voice” judges are recently divorced, and seem to have found new feelings for their co-workers.
According to RadarOnline, the chemistry between Blake and Gwen is palpable, and they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. The two have reportedly left tapings together many times in the past few days. Recently, Blake even invited Gwen to dinner and drinks after a long day of recording.
However, Shelton himself took to Twitter to deny the rumors. In fact, he seemed to imply he wasn’t seeing anyone, and that everything in the press was completely fabricated.
So is there a love blooming behind the scenes of America’s #1 music competition? Blake’s tweet could just be a PR spin. After all, these two guys dating right after their very publicized divorces doesn’t look great. Maybe it’s too soon for them to go public.
Another possibility is plain and simple: ratings. The Voice returns to NBC on September 21st, and maybe the network wants to start the buzz, and build some anticipation before the premiere. The rumor makes it pretty clear that “the way that they interact both on-camera and off-camera is undeniably flirty.” That sounds like a great way to keep eyes on screens watching every single one of their interactions to build a story around it. And it works perfectly. Will Blake hearts Gwen be the new story in this season of The Voice? Are we over Blake and Adam Levine’s faux-feud? With a rumor this big, who’s gonna resist tuning? We at ITM, certainly won’t.