Gwen Stefani isn’t angry about Taylor Swift becoming a mentor on the newest season of The Voice, despite an untrue tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony drama. There’s simply no truth to it.
Stefani is returning as a coach on the reality competition show for the first time in five seasons, and according to Life & Style, she’s upset that Swift will be serving as a mentor to all the teams in the knockout phase of the competition. The tabloid claims Stefani thinks Swift is stealing her spotlight, quoting an alleged source saying, “This was supposed to be [Stefani’s] big comeback. She doesn’t want anyone stealing her thunder.”
According to the outlet, the other coaches for the show’s 17th Season, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson have all “welcomed Taylor with open arms,” but Stefani “made it clear that she doesn’t want her getting any special treatment.” This entire narrative is wildly inaccurate.
Stefani and Swift have been friendly for years, at least going back to the last time Swift served as a mentor on The Voice, back during its seventh season. That was Stefani’s first season as a coach on the show, and in the years since, the two have remained pals. In fact, Stefani reacted fondly to the news of Swift joining The Voice again during a recent interview with People magazine.
The No Doubt singer noted, “I think Taylor’s gift is more her songwriting, and I feel like that’s the same for me so I thought we related to each other a lot.” Stefani went on to say that Swift “had so much to offer” the first time she participated on the show, and added, “She’s just so relatable in the way she writes, especially to girls — and to me.” That’s certainly very high praise from a person who clearly isn’t upset about sharing screen time with Swift. Additionally, sources involved in the production of the show assure Gossip Cop that Stefani and Swift get along great.
Life & Style loves to make up phony stories about The Voice. Just two weeks ago, before the Swift announcement, the outlet published a report alleging Stefani was pregnant and Shelton planned on proposing to her live on air. There wasn’t any truth to the story.
In August 2018, prior to the start of the 15th Season of the show, the publication claimed Shelton had asked Stefani to leave The Voice “for the good of their relationship.” Gossip Cop debunked the bogus report at the time and that story looks especially silly now. The couple is still going strong and Stefani is back as a coach after taking some time off. It’s clear the tabloid is untrustworthy when it comes to anything related to the reality competition show.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.