As Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton continue to fight rumors about trust issues, a new report by Us Weekly magazine claimed Shelton is “using” Stefani’s name to attract more contestants of “The Voice” to his team.
“To get people on his team, Blake will say, ‘I don’t want to brag, but my girlfriend is the queen of ska,'” a source said, in the latest issue of Us Weekly.
According to the magazine, the recent name-dropping is similar to the tactic Shelton used when he was married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert. Shelton and Lambert parted ways last July, ending their four-year marriage.
“Blake used to say, ‘My wife, Miranda Lambert, is the best female country star’,” the insider told the magazine.
However, the 40-year-old did not only name-drop his 46-year-old girlfriend. “He talks about Gwen a lot,” the source told Us Weekly. “He's always gushing about her and is so happy!”
But Gossip Cop reported that the magazine’s report is “baseless.”
“If he mentioned them, it’s because he’s proud of their achievements. That’s all,” a source told Gossip Cop.
Last month, an OK! magazine report said Stefani had “trust issues” with Shelton and wanted him to join her on her tour, which kicks off Tuesday. However, Gossip Cop dismissed that report also.