The Country Music Awards were on last night, but before the show started, a bombshell that left many stunned.
Hours before the show, representatives for Gwen Stefani confirmed that she is dating her fellow The Voice judge Blake Shelton.
“Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating,” Stefani’s representative told US Weekly.
This clearly came as a major blow to Shelton’s ex-wife Miranda Lambert, who became visibly emotional as she performed her powerful song “Bathroom Sink.”
“I needed a bright spot this year,” Lambert said while accepting her award for female vocalist of the year. According to NBC News, Shelton’s representatives waited until today to confirm the news of his new relationship.
Country music fans were stunned earlier this year when Lambert and Shelton announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage. The couple had been the darling of the country music world, so millions of fans were devastated upon hearing about their breakup.
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