It’s long been rumored that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were able to connect with each other after their ex-spouses cheated, and now the country singer has alluded to the gossip in his new music. The new edition of In Touch Weekly claims his new songs are a “cheating tell-all.”
One of the songs was not written by Sheldon, but chosen by him because of the content. “He obviously heard something that was extremely relevant to his life when he heard our song,” one of the songwriters, who was not identified, told the magazine, according to Hollywood Life. “No doubt Blake was struck by the uncanny way it reflected recent events in his life. It’s a song about being on the rebound, and it strikes a chord because everyone knows about the breakup of his marriage. And it hits a nerve because it hints at cheating.”
The album, which is called “Came Here To Forget,” is about his ex-wife, fellow country star Miranda Lambert. “It tells the story of how Blake and Gwen [Stefani] found comfort in each other’s arms after both of their marriages imploded last year,” an insider said. “It makes it clear he feels wronged by Miranda and that it was her fault the marriage fell apart. And he’s letting the world know it.”
Stefani’s ex-husband, Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, supposedly cheated with the family’s nanny. She too is releasing a new album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” which will be available in stores Friday. The message is “goodbye, Gavin, hello, Bake,” People magazine wrote Wednesday.
She seemingly tells Gavin, “I guess nobody taught you how to love" in “Used To Love You.” In “Truth,” she apparently says about Shelton,” "Maybe I deserve this boy after all that I've been through.”
In previous interviews, Stefani admitted “Used To Love You” was written when her "life blew up," which is a reference to Rossdale's cheating scandal. "Everybody knows that my life blew up last February. I'd just been dealing with that. Unexpected," she told KIIS-FM in November 2015. "I was going along thinking that was going to be the rest of my life and it's not."
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