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
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.” ◼