Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani‚Äôs visit to a Los Angeles church on Mother‚Äôs Day exposed how HollywoodLife completely fabricated an article last week about how the two were going to spend the Sunday devoted to moms. At the time, the website often referred to as HollywoodLies maintained that Shelton was going to surprise Stefani for the ‚Äúspecial day,‚ÄĚ and it would ‚Äúinvolve a trip.‚ÄĚ But Gossip Cop fact-checked the claim with a number of insiders connected to both singers, as well as with her rep, and we rightly reported then the outlet‚Äôs story was not true.
Now that the holiday is over, it‚Äôs clear from photos of Shelton, Stefani and her kids leaving a Mother‚Äôs Day mass in L.A. that there was no trip other than to their church that they regularly attend. Among the manufactured assertions from HollywoodLies was that Shelton was keeping their ‚ÄúMother‚Äôs Day plans a secret,‚ÄĚ but that they‚Äôd be taking ‚Äúa trip,‚ÄĚ and while Stefani had ‚Äúno idea where‚Ä¶ it will be somewhere country.‚ÄĚ The site‚Äôs fake insider reiterated that Mother‚Äôs Day was going to be a time for Stefani ‚Äúto relax with her boys in nature.‚ÄĚ
Here‚Äôs what happened: HollywoodLies seemingly has no real sources close to the singers and was simply taking a guess. In this particular instance, since Shelton, Stefani and her kids were at Yosemite last Mother‚Äôs Day, and they often travel to his ranch in Oklahoma, the often discredited blog rolled the diced and hoped they‚Äôd land ‚Äúsomewhere country.‚ÄĚ But they didn‚Äôt. And contrary to the site‚Äôs supposed source asserting that Shelton had ‚Äúsomething even better up his sleeve‚ÄĚ for this year, he actually rolled them down, and threw a blazer over them, to simply attend church in L.A.
When Gossip Cop debunked the claim last week, a Shelton insider told us he wasn‚Äôt going to venture outside of L.A. because he‚Äôs slated to appear on Monday‚Äôs live taping of ‚ÄúThe Voice.‚ÄĚ Meanwhile, Stefani‚Äôs rep assured us that HollywoodLife was making up fake news, as it as done before about her. Her spokesperson further noted that no one close to Stefani would share anything about her personal life with that blog.
Curiously, in a new article published on Sunday about the holiday, HollywoodLies makes no mention about it falsely reporting days ago how Shelton was whisking away Stefani for a Mother‚Äôs Day ‚Äútrip.‚ÄĚ It just notes that they went to church, which the website learned by buying paparazzi pictures of them leaving their house of worship. The outlet tends to manufacture news about the couple related to holidays, but it‚Äôs repeatedly wrong, like when it fibbed about Shelton going to propose to Stefani on Valentine‚Äôs Day. As Gossip Cop has often stated, time always reveals which sites tells the truth, and which traffic in lies.
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Lorge, Melinda. ‚ÄúBlake Shelton Wines and Dines Gwen Stefani over Mother’s Day Weekend.‚ÄĚ Rare Country, 15 May 2017.
Spokesman for Gwen Stefani, 11 May 2018.
Weiss, Shari. ‚ÄúGwen Stefani ‚ÄėHoping For Country Mother’s Day‚Äô With Blake Shelton Is Made-Up Story.‚ÄĚ Gossip Cop, 11 May 2018.
Lewittes, Michael. ‚ÄúBlake Shelton Shopping For Diamond Ring For Gwen Stefani, Proposing On Valentine’s Day Is Made-Up.‚ÄĚ Gossip Cop, 6 Feb. 2018.