Ellen DeGeneres seems close with just about everyone on the planet, but she and Gwen Stefani have actually been real buds for years. During the singer’s recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen told everyone exactly what she thought of Gwen — and Stefani could barely keep her emotions in check. In fact, pass the tissues.
Frankly, we’re not surprised by the adoration at all. Gwen, along with all her talents and stunning beauty, seems like a real down-to-earth human who really did suffer a lot in recent years. Ellen was obviously talking about Gwen’s messy split from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, who had been carrying on with the family’s nanny, though she’s a pro and would never spill that kind of tea on TV. Rather, Ellen simply spoke up like any true friend would, in a protective, supportive, loving way, reminding her pal that she deserves all the happiness she’s experiencing now.
Gwen was truly touched and reacted the way many of us would had we received similar praise: with tears. Oh, the tears. It was really such a lovely, truly genuine moment to see, though Stefani was a tad embarrassed by it.
Ellen also grilled Gwen over the rumours that she and boyfriend of two years, Blake Shelton, are engaged but Stefani was quick to shut her down.
“No we’re not! What are you talking about?! We’re not! He’s my boyfriend. Still.” But that’s it? Nothing more?? Damn. Now we’re crying.
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