HollywoodLife thinks Gwen Stefani is pregnant and apparently believes it found a smoking gun: She wore a â€śbaggy tee.â€ť This, of course, is not actually proof that the singer is expecting. And, as Gossip Cop already reported on Thursday, her spokesperson has confirmed sheâ€™s not pregnant.
But this is one of the siteâ€™s favorite storylines. Since she and Blake Shelton began dating in late 2015, the blog has repeatedly claimed Stefani is pregnant. Not once has the outlet been correct. Thatâ€™s among the reasons its latest offering on the subject should be viewed with extreme skepticism.
â€śIs that a baby bump sheâ€™s hiding!?â€ť the website asks in its latest misguided story. The online publication accuses the songstress of â€śfueling rumors that sheâ€™s carrying BF Blake Sheltonâ€™s babyâ€ť by wearing â€śbaggy clothes.â€ť HollywoodLies, as it is nicknamed due to all the tall tales it tells, fails to mention that it started those â€śrumors.â€ť Instead, it puts all of the onus on Stefani, questioning, â€śDoes she have something to hide?!â€ť The issue, it seems, is the star wore a â€ścolorful tropical-themed jacket over an enormous blue t-shirt.â€ť Contends the site, â€śSure, itâ€™s not exactly summer out in LA but wearing a big jacket seems a bit strange. And if she is pregnant, why keep it under wraps?â€ť
To answer the latter question, if Stefani was pregnant (and sheâ€™s not), sheâ€™d be entitled to keep it â€śunder wrapsâ€ť for however long she wanted. She neednâ€™t go public just because a gossip blog thinks she should. As for the contention that itâ€™s â€śa bit strangeâ€ť she stepped out wearing a â€śbaggy teeâ€ť with a jacket, AccuWeather shows the high temperature in Los Angeles on Friday was only 69Â°, with a low of 57Â°. Donning a jacket isnâ€™t unreasonable; itâ€™s practical.
And there is no basis for linking this particular clothing selection to a pregnancy. Stefani wore a sweater that fully covered her midsection in 2016. Was she pregnant then? No. More recently, when Stefani and Shelton took her kids to the park just a few weeks ago, she wore a sweater, which she took off and wrapped around her waist to stay in just a tank top. Clearly, she likes layering. More significantly, the photos of her in the tank show Stefani is not â€śhidingâ€ť a â€śbaby bumpâ€ť whatsoever. Her torso appears as slim as ever.
But HollywoodLies often fails to research or fact-check before putting forth half-baked theories like this one. As Gossip Cop already reported, Stefani is not pregnant, according to her rep. And as we explained then, a pregnancy would not be conducive to the performerâ€™s upcoming career plans. Stefani is committed to a Las Vegas residency, which is scheduled to begin in June and has dates slated through early next year.
If, for argumentâ€™s sake, she was even one month pregnant now, sheâ€™d be roughly seven months along by the time the scheduled December shows roll around. Stefani wouldnâ€™t be able to do her typical high-energy sets, which usually see her bounding across the stage. Sheâ€™d have to disappoint fans by canceling the concerts, and could possibly even be in breach of her contract with Planet Hollywood. A pregnancy between now and March of 2019 just isnâ€™t realistic.
But just like the tabloids, HollywoodLies usually prefers to present fantasy, peddling stories that ignore basic logic and readily available evidence. The irony here is that the outlet thinks it has proof Stefani is pregnant when thereâ€™s far more proof that sheâ€™s not. The website may not want to tell readers the truth, but Gossip Cop always will.