Is Gwen Stefani Forcing Blake Shelton to Lose Weight?

They may not have seemed like the most predictable couple in the history of entertainment when they first got together, but now that they are a pair, it sure seems like Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are meant to be.

The pair is undeniably adorable and watching them together when they’re both on The Voice is so cute it’s almost gag-worthy. They’ve been together since 2015 and seem like they have an incredibly strong bond, maybe even one that could end in marriage.

That’s why it was so surprising when rumors recently surfaced to suggest that Stefani was insisting her beau, who was once dubbed People’s Sexiest Man Alive, should lose weight. So are there any truth to those rumors? Is Stefani really forcing Shelton to lose weight?

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on the red carpet
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton | Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Forrest Film

The tabloids love to target the unlikely pair

Maybe it’s just the cognitive dissonance of seeing a pop legend with a country star, but for whatever reason, the tabloids love to make up stories about the duo. This new one about Stefani forcing Shelton to lose weight isn’t even all that new since there have been multiple times that Gossip Cop has had to squash similar rumors in the past.

For instance, they called out the National Enquirer in 2017 for falsely claiming that Stefani told Shelton he couldn’t drink anymore because it was making him fat. They even tried to say that she gave him an ultimatum and said she’d stop dating him if he didn’t stop, but a spokesperson for Stefani told Gossip Cop that that was ridiculous.

The National Enquirer tried many more times since then to run a similar story, with Gossip Cop calling them out on the bogus rumors each time. For whatever reason, the tabloids are obsessed with pushing the narrative that Stefani thinks Shelton is too pudgy and shouldn’t be eating fatty foods.

However, anyone who pays attention to the couple will notice that it just doesn’t seem to match the reality, not the least of reasons being that Shelton looks amazing.

The most recent weight loss rumor is from the Globe

The National Enquirer again tried their nonsense back in January of this year. They claimed that Stefani was more worried than ever about Shelton’s weight because she wanted to have a kid with him. Not only does she not seem all that worried, but as Gossip Cop explains, she has stated in interviews that Shelton is actually way more of a gym rat than she is and that Shelton is the one who gets both of them motivated to train hard. On top of that, they don’t seem to have any child plans on the horizon.

Just a few weeks ago over at the National Enquirer’s sister publication, the Globe, someone tried to put a new unique spin on the rumors by saying that Stefani was actually forcing Shelton to lose weight due to concerns about his overall health. They claimed that she wanted Shelton to become a vegetarian and that this apparently involved banned him from both meat and so-called “bad carbs.”

They even tried to say that he simply couldn’t keep up with her when they worked out.

There just doesn’t seem to be much truth to this rumor

Once again, these bonkers claims seem totally out of alignment with reality. For one, Stefani made Shelton a giant pepperoni pizza for his birthday back in June, and that just doesn’t seem like something you’d do for someone you’re trying to ban from meat and carbs.

On top of that, as has been mentioned in the past when these rumors come up, Shelton is actually super active and loves going to the gym, so it would be a little absurd for someone to think that it’s him who can’t keep up with Stefani.

Once again, it seems like the tabloids just can’t handle seeing this odd couple happy, but the good news is that they definitely seem to be — no matter which weird tabloid rumors come their way.