Gwen Stefani backtracks on Blake Shelton relationship confirmation
Just when you thought it was safe to debate Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's celebrity dating names — Sheltani, anyone? — someone has to go throw a monkey wrench into the mix.
Stefani is still refusing to confirm that she and her Voice co-host Shelton are dating, despite her rep spilling the beans about it to the press after photos of the couple canoodling at Adam Levine's Halloween party surfaced.
Stefani was discussing her new single "Used to Love You” with San Diego's Frankie and Geena Morning Show on Channel 933 when she used some interesting terminology.
"It's weird because 'Used to Love You' came out the exact same week as the 20-year anniversary of [No Doubt's] Tragic Kingdom, which just to me is like, 'What are the chances of that?' This is obviously... I would consider it a breakup record. Both of them were,” she said. "It's like the two people I... I only had two boyfriends. I wrote two records about them. You know what I mean? It's just weird. It just makes me believe in God and my journey. My cross to bear was to go through these heartbreaks and write these songs and help people."
Wait, only two boyfriends? Then what is Shelton? Frankie asked, "You're in a new relationship. Are there songs about newfound love or newfound relationships on the album?"
"Wow, that's really personal," Stefani said. "This is what I'll say about that: I never said nothin' about being in a new relationship. I don't know who said that but somebody did, and then my kid came in last night to tell me about it. That's how crazy my life is. People can just say whatever they want and then they can just believe it. My truth is 'Used to Love You,' that's the song. That's what I said and I feel really fine about sharing that, and I feel honored to share it. But, I mean, all the other stuff is just craziness. I mean, literally craziness. Hilarious. Hilarious!"
Wait, what? So are they or aren't they? Maybe neither of them is too keen on putting a label on it right now, since they are both coming off of marriages. The term "dating,” which is how her rep phrased it, is technically more casual than "relationship.” So we will give her that.