Blake Shelton recently stirred speculation of a snub towards his wife, Gwen Stefani, as he announced a "special night of country music" in Oklahoma, seemingly ignoring the major career news of Stefani's No Doubt reunion.
The 47-year-old "Some Beach" singer shared a flyer on Instagram, revealing his March performance with special guests Ronnie Dunn, Kristin Chenoweth, Wade Hayes, and The Swon Brothers. Notably absent from the announcement was any mention of Stefani's recent revelation that No Doubt would be headlining Coachella 2024, as shared on the band's official Instagram.
Gwen Stefani, 54, made the exciting announcement just a day before, expressing anticipation for Coachella 2024 and the band's reunion. In a video featuring Stefani and her former bandmates, they confirmed their plans for a show. However, Shelton's social media post remained silent on this significant development in his wife's career.
Rumors of trouble in the couple's marriage surfaced earlier, with reports suggesting they are "leading separate lives." Sources claimed disagreements on career decisions, parenting, and preferred locations have strained their relationship. The tension apparently escalated, leading to a growing distance between the two.
During New Year's Eve, while Shelton performed at Nashville's Big Bash on CBS, Stefani spent the day working in Las Vegas, contributing to the perceived distance between them. Stefani herself admitted missing Shelton's performance, but work commitments in Vegas took precedence.
This separation seemingly intensified when Shelton expressed disappointment over Stefani not being by his side during the performance. Reports indicate that the country star was genuinely upset about the situation.
Earlier concerns about Shelton's resolution to cut back or quit drinking in December 2023 also raised eyebrows among fans. While some supported the decision for health reasons and as a positive example for his stepsons, others felt it was a departure from Shelton's well-known persona.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton tied the knot in 2021 after meeting on the set of The Voice in 2015, both going through divorces at the time. Shelton became a stepfather to Stefani's four sons from her previous marriage. The evolving dynamics in their relationship continue to attract public attention and speculation.