Now that Shelton and Stefani are a dynamic duo, nothing will be the same on The Voice. Stefani's rep recently spilled the beans on Shelton and Stefani's relationship, and ever since, fans have been waiting with bated breath for a new episode of The Voice to air. These fans initially hoped that they'd gain more insight into the new relationship while watching the season's very first live show. Suffice to say, the new couple delivered.
Although fans' interpretations of Shelton and Stefani's behavior are definitely colored by the recent news of their relationship, it's impossible to deny the chemistry between the two. Several fans acknowledged the flirtation that often took over on The Voice, highlighting the frequency with which Stefani giggled at Shelton's remarks — even those that weren't particularly humorous. Although a few fans thought the two were behaving in a very awkward manner, several others thought that the romance made an otherwise dull episode much more interesting. Highlighted below are a few of the many pro-Shelton and Stefani tweets that appeared while the two flirted on The Voice.
Awww, the feels between Gwen & Blake... #VoicePlayoffs— Casey Blackwell (@AmyJade4ever) November 10, 2015
Gwen & Blake are soooo cute— ℳarisa❁ (@queenrisa_) November 9, 2015
Most fans of The Voice are all in favor of Shelton and Stefani's relationship, but a few believe that it is too much of a distraction. These skeptics claimed that the budding romance made them feel very uncomfortable.
The Gwen/Blake thing is creeping me out a little bit— lea (@nothinglasts222) November 10, 2015
The annoyed Twitter users highlighted above evidently aren't the only people bothered by Shelton and Stefani's behavior. Not one to let go of his famed bromance, Adam Levine awkwardly imitated Stefani's giggling. Although he was clearly just razzing the couple, his brief moment of mimicry actually felt a bit mean-spirited.
From the disappearance of Shelton's wedding ring to his recent flirting with Stefani, his relationship developments have added a new layer of interest to Season 9. It will be fascinating to watch the romance unfold during future episodes — and to see how it impacts Shelton and Levine's bromance.
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