Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are not âready to wed,â nor has he taken âa major stepâ toward getting married, despite a late and wrong story. Gossip Cop can correct this falsehood. Weâre assured itâs not true.
According to the cut-and-paste site Celebrity Insider, Shelton has made a âbig change in his lifeâ in an effort to marry Stefani, and that is to convert to Catholicism. The blog actually acknowledges it ripped its story off the equally unreliable RadarOnline, and uses that outletâs unnamed âsourceâ to allege the country singer is changing religions because âGwen was raised in a Catholic family and religion is a big part of her life.â âShelton converting to Catholicism is a final step towards the altar,â maintains Celebrity Insider, which notes Stefani wants her three sons (Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo) to have a âconnection with Godâ and her boyfriend to attend church with them.
As part of his conversion, the website mentions that âShelton has given up drinking.â Clearly, the outlet knows as little about Catholicism as it does about Shelton. For starters, according to Catholic.com, the Bible does not forbid drinking alcohol. And Shelton most assuredly has not given up booze. But the blog didnât realize that because it canât be bothered with fact-checking. Instead, it took the word of RadarOnline as gospel when it should have known itâs nothing more than inaccurate gossip.
As Gossip Cop previously reported when we busted the original story about Shelton converting to Catholicism, few of the articleâs claims are accurate. For instance, just six days ago Shelton shared several photos on Instagram of him drinking, including one picture with Stefani. And more to the point, when recently asked about marrying Stefani during a radio interview with CMT, Shelton responded, âI donât think itâs anytime soon or anything.â So, contrary to the main premise, Shelton is not âready to wed,â and it stands to reason heâs also not taking the âmajor stepâ of converting to Catholicism.
More significantly, however, is that while these websites hide behind an untraceable and possibly fabricated âsource,â Gossip Cop has on the record from Stefaniâs own rep that claims about her asking Shelton to convert are 100 percent untrue. Of course, weâre not entirely surprised by the falsity of its new report. Just a few months ago, Gossip Cop nailed Celebrity Insider when it published a fake news about Stefani being pregnant with Sheltonâs baby. Much like that story, the latest one is also provably wrong.
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Weiss, Shari. âBlake Shelton Did NOT Convert Religions For Gwen Stefani, Despite Reports.â Gossip Cop, 2 May 2018.
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Stout, Dustin. âBlake Shelton Thinks About Marrying Gwen Stefani.â CMT Radio, 15 Apr. 2018.
Lewittes, Michael. âGwen Stefani Pregnant With Blake Shelton’s âMiracle Babyâ Is Fake News.â Gossip Cop, 4 Feb. 2018.