Stefani did a spread in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, and in her interview, she revealed that some creative editing by NBC made her and Shelton seem flirty on The Voice, long before they got flirty in real life.
“We were laughing our heads off when we saw the blind auditions,” Stefani said. “I love NBC, but they for sure edited stuff to look like we were flirting. They chose to run with that story before anything was even real. I hardly knew him. But it was like it was in the air — happening before it happened.”
Stefani and Shelton started dating after they both went through pretty painful divorces — Shelton split from his wife of four years, Miranda Lambert, and Stefani left her husband of 14 years, Gavin Rossdale. It was later revealed that Rossdale had had an affair with the family nanny and that was what predicated the split. In her interview, Stefani revealed that almost no one knows all the details about what went down behind closed doors leading up to her divorce.
“Nobody except for my parents, the people involved and whoever they told,” she said. “Nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture.”
In the aftermath of their painful splits, both Stefani and Shelton have said they helped each other heal. Part of that process was writing a song together, something Stefani had never done with Rossdale.
“…We were both having trust issues, as you would if you were us. It was like, ‘I have so many problems. How can I now be getting into another potentially huge problem? What am I doing?’ Blake wrote the song and sent it to me. He was like, ‘Help me finish it.’ I wrote a verse and sent it to him, but he was gone because he doesn’t live in LA. He didn’t have Wi-Fi, so he wasn’t answering me back! As soon as he came back to town, he brought his guitar over. We were like, ‘We wrote a song together! This is crazy!'”
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