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After a weekend in which they were spotted in full PDA mode, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are officially an item. In an exclusive statement to Us Weekly, Stefani’s rep confirms, “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.”
The announcement comes after both Stefani and Shelton ended marriages this year. Stefani opened up about her emotional journey to Ryan Seacrest, playing coy about her friendship with Shelton. “What I will tell you is: I was married for a long time and now I’m not,” she told Seacrest. “It’s a shock.”
Shelton, whose divorce from country star Miranda Lambert came in July, planned to step out with his new love according to Us Weekly, at several Country Music Awards after parties as a couple.