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Gwen Stefani Announces New Single Dedicated to Blake Shelton, Possibly Shading Ex-Husband Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani on the 2023 CMT Music Award red carpetGetty Images for CMT

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Gwen Stefani is gearing up to release her new single, “True Babe,” and fans are already speculating that the song is about her husband, Blake Shelton. The song is described as a “love letter” to Shelton, and the lyrics seem to confirm that. Meanwhile, the upcoming single also goes in line with the recent interview with Stefani’s ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, where he explained their opposing views on parenting.


Gwen Stefani Announced The Release of a New Single Titled “True Babe”

Stefani and Shelton have publicized their romantic relationship since its inception. The couple, who will be celebrating their second anniversary on July 3, 2023, has been quite open about their love and admiration for each other.

With “True Babe,” Stefani appears to be channeling her affection and gratitude towards Shelton. However, some keen observers suggest that the single may contain subtle references that allude to her previous relationship with Rossdale, who is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Bush. The former couple divorced in 2016 after 13 years of marriage.

While the details of the lyrics in “True Babe” remain unknown, fans and tabloids alike speculate that the song may reflect on the contrasting dynamics of her relationships with Rossdale and Shelton. Given Stefani’s propensity for candid storytelling in her music, it wouldn’t be surprising if she uses her artistry to express her emotions and experiences.


Stefani’s decision to release the single now, after a period of reflection and introspection, underscores her readiness to embrace her artistic pursuits once again. Last year, she revealed that she had written numerous songs during the quarantine period but chose not to release them, citing a lack of passion and a desire to focus on her marriage. Now, with “True Babe,” it appears that Stefani has found renewed inspiration and is ready to share her creative expression with the world.

Gavin Rossdale Revealed He Doesn’t Co-Parent His Children With Stefani

In the years since their divorce, Rossdale has been open about his struggles with addiction and infidelity. In a recent interview, he said that he and Stefani have “opposing views” on parenting and that they don’t exactly “co-parent.”

“I think you can go one of two ways — you can either do everything together and really co-parent, and see how that goes — or you can just parent. And I think we just parent,” Rossdale said. “We’re really different people … I don’t think there’s much similarity in the way we bring them up.”


It’s unclear if Stefani’s new song is actually about Rossdale, but the timing of its release is certainly interesting. With the song’s lyrics and Rossdale’s recent comments about their co-parenting, it’s hard not to wonder if Stefani is trying to send a message. Only time will tell what the true meaning of “True Babe” is, but one thing is for sure: the song is sure to be a hit with fans.

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