A tabloid is speculating Gwen Stefani is pregnant with Blake Sheltonâ€™s baby because she was spotted at a Los Angeles hospital. Gossip Cop can confirm this assumption is wrong. As we recently reported, the songstress is not pregnant.
But according to the latest edition of NW, Stefani and Shelton â€śhavenâ€™t wasted any time in growing their family together.â€ť Contends the gossip magazine, â€śThe mother of three, 48, was recently spotted at LAâ€™s Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the same place she gave birth to her sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo, leading many to suggest she was going in for a pregnancy check-up.â€ť The outlet acknowledges that Stefani and Shelton â€śhavenâ€™t officially confirmed they are indeed expecting,â€ť but maintains they arenâ€™t â€śthe only ones eager to welcome a new addition.â€ť
The tabloid claims Stefaniâ€™s sons have been â€śpraying for a sister,â€ť an allegation that seems to have inspired the headline for this tale: â€śGwen & Blake Praying For A Daughter.â€ť A so-called â€śsourceâ€ť is quoted as saying about the boys, â€śThey have even been asking for a baby sister when they say their bedtime prayers.â€ť That statement sounded familiar to Gossip Cop, and thatâ€™s because it was plagiarized from a questionable April 7 HollywoodLife â€śexclusiveâ€ť about Stefaniâ€™s kids supposedly wanting her to have a baby with Shelton.
In other words, NW doesnâ€™t really have a â€śsource.â€ť Thatâ€™s hardly the only problem here. While the magazine features a picture of the hospital, Cedars-Sinaiâ€™s Fertility And Reproductive Center is located in an entirely separate facility nearly a mile away. If Stefani was seeking a â€śpregnancy check-up,â€ť she wouldnâ€™t be at the main hospital. Of course, a woman need not be pregnant to go to the gynecologist, nor does one need to be pregnant to go to a hospital. Cedars-Sinai handles a range of health issues. In fact, Stefani was hospitalized there almost exactly a year ago after rupturing her ear drum.
Apparently the outlet didnâ€™t consider any of that, or another possibility: Given that itâ€™s a hospital, Stefani couldâ€™ve been visiting someone who is a patient there. But merely because paparazzi photographed the singer in one of the parking lots on April 6, she must be pregnant. That conclusion is quite the leap and completely unsubstantiated. Itâ€™s also just not accurate. Earlier this month her rep told Gossip Cop on the record that itâ€™s â€śuntrueâ€ť Stefani is having a baby.
And itâ€™s pretty obvious from her schedule that a pregnancy would not fit into her life right now. As just announced last week, Stefani is kicking off a Las Vegas residency in June. Dates are currently scheduled through March of next year. It would be virtually impossible for her to get pregnant and have a baby during that span of time while keeping up with her professional obligations. Of course, Gossip Cop suspects that wonâ€™t stop the tabloids from continuing to peddle flawed narratives like this one. But weâ€™ll keep correcting such stories and pointing out the red flags as necessary.
Larocca, Courteney. â€śGwen Stefani & Blake Shelton: Why Her Kids Are Praying For Them To Have A Baby.â€ť Hollywood Life, 7 Apr. 2018.
â€śContact the Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.â€ť Cedars-Sinai.
â€śGwen Stefani Hospitalized.â€ť Extra, 28 Apr. 2017.
Weiss, Shari. â€śGwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Summer Wedding & Baby Report NOT True.â€ť Gossip Cop, 4 Apr. 2018.
Legaspi, Althea. â€śGwen Stefani Announces Las Vegas Residency.â€ť Rolling Stone, 10 Apr. 2018.
Spokesperson for Gwen Stefani. 4 Apr. 2018.