Gwen Stefani reportedly knew about the nanny affair for years

Nov 13, 2015 at 11:13 a.m. ET
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New details of Gavin Rossdale's alleged affair with the family nanny paint an awful picture, but Gwen Stefani is not letting the news of her husband's indiscretions get her down.

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In fact, according to E! News, Stefani is feeling better than she has in a long time — and Blake Shelton might have a little something to do with that.

"Gwen is feeling the best she has felt in a long time despite all of these nanny stories circling. Blake has been a huge support system to her not only at work but also on their personal time. They both have been helping each other, really. They have both been trying to stay centered," a source tells the publication.

While some people may be thinking Stefani and Shelton are rebounding with each other, they're wrong, because the source claims this romance was (pretty much) inevitable.

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"They always had a thing for each other since The Voice started. They would always joke around and playfully flirt, [but] they never took it to the next level though while they were both married," the source reveals.

And if you're worried that Stefani is completely heartbroken over her husband's affair, well, according to the source, you need not be, because she reportedly knew about Mindy Mann for years.

"Gwen has known about the Nanny for a few years," the source explains. "Gavin and Gwen lost their spark about a year ago for each other, thinking maybe another kid would draw them close. But really, [it] just brought them further apart. Gwen wanted to try and make it work, but in her heart, she knew that she could not get past the betrayal Gavin has brought her."

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The thing that Stefani was heartbroken about, however, was the way her three young sons would feel upon learning of their father's indiscretions.

"Gwen didn't want the news about the nanny to get out for the sake of her kids. She really wanted to protect them and not have them go through knowing this went on with their father and someone that she trusted," the source claims.

But are Rossdale and Mann still seeing each other?

Apparently, Mann "is no longer working for Gwen and Gavin," which is really no surprise, but the source adds that, "Gavin is in contact with her, checking up on her to make sure she is OK."

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