Let’s Take Our Love PRI­VATE

BLAKE BEGS GWEN: So­cial me­dia in­ter­ven­tion! Blake Shel­ton wants to keep more of his happy life with Gwen Ste­fani to him­self

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Thanks in part to Gwen Ste­fani’s prodi­gious post­ings, there’s no doubt how she and Blake Shel­ton feel about each other. Hardly a week goes by where Gwen hasn’t flaunted their ro­mance in in­ti­mate In­sta­gram pho­tos, Snapchat videos and tweets that show them kiss­ing, cud­dling or gush­ing about their un­ex­pected ro­mance. “Some­times it feels like she’s shar­ing hourly up­dates of how in love they are,” says an in­sider.

But as their re­la­tion­ship has grown more se­ri­ous, Blake’s got­ten more and more pro­tec­tive. “He’s asked Gwen to stop post­ing so many self­ies of them,” ex­plains the in­sider, adding that the in­tensely pri­vate star, 39, wor­ries that their pub­lic dis­plays of af­fec­tion may turn off fans — or worse, cheapen their very real ro­mance as they un­dergo in vitro fer­til­iza­tion to have a baby and dis­cuss mar­riage. “He just wants to keep their spe­cial mo­ments pri­vate. It’s the first time they’ve dis­agreed about some­thing.”

Gwen hasn’t been able to help her­self. Af­ter her soul-crush­ing split from Gavin Ross­dale amid a nanny cheat­ing scan­dal, the singer, 46, just wants to share her new­found hap­pi­ness with the world. “Gwen’s had very low self-es­teem af­ter what hap­pened with Gavin,” says the in­sider, adding that she al­ways feels more se­cure “when Blake makes pub­lic procla­ma­tions about their re­la­tion­ship.”

He’s been happy to oblige — on his own terms. The coun­try star has ad­mit­ted he’s never poured so much of his per­sonal life into his mu­sic as he did on his new al­bum, If I’m Be­ing Hon­est, which fea­tures his and Gwen’s emo­tional duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” “The fact that we were able to be there for each other and re­late to each other in that way like no­body else on Earth … it lit­er­ally saved my life,” he re­cently gushed about how their re­la­tion­ship in­spired the song. “He knows that the pub­lic needs to be a part of their love story,” con­firms the in­sider. “He just doesn’t want to con­stantly share all these pic­tures of them kiss­ing or hang­ing out back­stage.”

An­other draw­back? The con­stant posts could be seen by fans as in­sen­si­tive to his ex-wife, Mi­randa Lam­bert, 32. While a source calls Mi­randa the “reign­ing queen of coun­try” and tells In Touch that the Grammy win­ner “couldn’t care less” now that she’s moved on with musician An­der­son East, 27, some fans have in­ter­preted re­cent com­ments she made as throw­ing shade at her ex and his new love. “I be­lieve in leav­ing some mys­tery,” Mi­randa said of so­cial me­dia. “I don’t need to know what ev­ery­body’s do­ing all the time.”

Blake agrees, even though he’s madly in love. “When­ever they spend nights apart, they al­ways Skype — Gwen usu­ally falls asleep with him on the phone,” says the in­sider. Blake loves be­ing the only one to see her that way. “The whole world doesn’t need to have a play-by-play of their in­ti­mate time.” ◼

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