Country music is filled with songs about achy-breaky hearts and boots walking out on a sweetheart. But when it's former spouses Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, the queen and king of country music, the added element of his girlfriend Gwen Stefani is stirring up enough rumors to write several album's worth of country classics. The latest rumor alleges that Gwen is seeking a "showdown" with Blake's ex-wife amid a report claiming that Shelton has an unusual rule when it comes to Stefani's home.
Gwen "wants to set the record straight with Miranda," reported Celeb Dirty Laundry, citing sources who allege that Stefani "is looking to have a 'showdown'" with Lambert.
"[Gwen Stefani] hates the fact that Miranda has been singing about her heartache and divorce drama and simply wants her to stop."Moreover, the insiders claim that the possibility exists that Stefani "might be jealous of Miranda and her recent album success." While Blake and his rocker gal pal both promoted their albums, the media outlet reports that the two lovebirds "had very little success in sales."
But Lambert has bypassed interviews and press, "telling the media that the album speaks for itself," according to Celeb Dirty Laundry. Despite that, her album The Weight of These Wings has taken wings and soared to the top of the charts, and it's the musical success "that is...bothering Gwen the most," claim the sources.
"Even though [Gwen] and Blake have worked so hard to generate publicity with their showmance, it's Miranda who is walking away as the quiet winner."While Lambert reportedly is winning in the charts with her music, when it comes to romance, it's not as clear-cut, according to the insiders, who claim Shelton's ex-wife has felt "equally as hurt by Gwen's showmance with Blake in the media." Consequently, the sources allege that Miranda will keep right on crooning "about her heartache and divorce, whether Gwen likes it or not." But it's not all "heartache and divorce" when it comes to the contents of Lambert's new album. Although the country music queen isn't scheduled to start her Highway Vagabond Tour until late January, she paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Myers for her TV debut of "We Should Be Friends," which is the follow-up track to her album's Grammy-nominated kickoff single, "Vice," according to Rolling Stone.
"Vice" earned two Grammy nods, receiving nominations both for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, while "We Should Be Friends" is also garnering praise for its clever lyrics.
"If you use alcohol as a sedative and 'bless your heart' as a negative...we should be friends."As for what Miranda's ex Blake Shelton might think about her music, however, Hollywood Life cited an insider's allegation that Shelton has a special rule for his former wife's songs. And it's allegedly impacting Stefani as well, the media outlet told readers.
"Apparently Blake Shelton isn't comfortable with letting Gwen Stefani listen to Miranda Lambert's new album."The insider claimed that Stefani is "obsessing" over that new album but hasn't even listened to it.
"Blake [Shelton] is currently living at [Gwen Stefani's] house in Beverly Hills...he has a rule that [Lambert]'s music isn't played — ever," said the source.
While that alleged "rule" might make it seem as if life in Los Angeles has its rough side, Shelton recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared that girlfriend Gwen Stefani is helping him adjust to city life, reported Yahoo.
"My girlfriend lives here, so that makes it a lot more appealing," explained Blake.
However, although Stefani's presence compensates for the downside of city life, Shelton particularly dislikes the traffic.
"The fact remains that the house is, I don't know, about two miles from here and it took, I don't know, about three hours to get here, so that sucks for anybody," said the candid country music superstar.
But Blake has a convenient way to avoid traffic, with a private helicopter at his home in Oklahoma. Kimmel asked Shelton if he takes Gwen on "Bachelor-style helicopter dates," and Blake admitted that he and Stefani enjoyed the experience.
"We do, we do. We actually, we use that thing a lot. It gets a lot more use than you would think," Shelton declared.
As for whether Blake takes on the role of pilot, he was quick to note that he avoids that task for safety reasons.
"In order to fly it, you need to be drinking, I think," opined Shelton. "In order to be able to settle in and really be, you know, enjoying it you gotta have some drinks. And you shouldn't be flying...everybody knows you shouldn't be drinking and flying."
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