According to Ok Magazine, Stefani, 46, and Shelton, 39, have broken up because Shelton’s ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, 32.
A source told the magazine that the couple broke up after fighting over a series of mean texts that Stefani received from Shelton’s ex-wife.
The feud reportedly began when the 32-year-old country singer found out that Gwen had been calling her a “redneck harlot” to mutual friends in the music business.
Lambert was furious and got hold of Stefani’s number and started calling her as many as four times a day.
The source said, “Gwen didn’t bother picking up because the calls were coming from an unknown number. But at some point, she got annoying and texted back, ‘Who is this, and how did you get my number?’” the source explained.
The source added that Lambert didn’t have any problem with being upfront when she identified herself and even called Gwen a “homewrecker,” adding, “(Gwen was) lucky I don’t find you and kick you’re (sic) a**.”
Miranda also took the fight one step further telling Gwen her career is “over” and that her music has not “been relevant since the ‘90s.”
While Stefani ignored Lamberts comments what caused the break up was Stefani accusing Shelton of letting her number slip to his ex and him not defending her.
When Shelton found out that Lambert has been harassing Stefani via text, “He told Gwen to calm down and tried to brush off the situation, explaining that it was just Miranda’s tough ‘country gal’ personality coming through and that Gwen shouldn’t get too worked up about it.”
The source added that while it was not Shelton’s intention to take his ex’s side, “he’s just the easiest-going guy on Earth,” and didn’t want to add fuel to the flame.
Days before the news of the split broke out, Entertainment Tonight reports that Shelton attended Stefani’s son’s cowboy-themed early birthday party at Stefani’s Beverly Hills, California home.
According to an eye witness the two had their “arms around one another, and [gave each other] little kisses on the cheek,” the eyewitness added, “Blake was very hands-on with the kids, playing and walking around with them.”
As of press time the two haven’t spoken about the issue.