Gwen Stefani Shoots Down Rumors That She Is Dating Blake Shelton

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Gwen Stefani is busy coaching on The Voice and is just as busy shutting down a plethora of rumors surrounding the singer following her split from Gavin Rossdale. And one of those rumors she is shutting down is persistent claims that she is dating her Voice costar Blake Shelton.

Entertainment Weekly exclusively reported that Stefani categorically denies dating Shelton.

After splitting from her 49-year-old husband of 13 years, rumors began to swirl that the Grammy winner might be romantically linked to Shelton, who is also recently divorced from Miranda Lambert.

Stefani referred to Shelton as "the cowboy" in her interview with ET before her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert on Saturday.

"It seems like the cowboy is really happy on the show," she said. "We're all having so much fun on that show. Everybody is in such a good place."

As for the rumors that she and Shelton are an item, she joked, "Have you read the news?"

Shelton also denies dating Stefani or anyone else for that matter in the wake of his divorce from Lambert after four years of marriage.

"The stuff I read about myself blows my mind. Shouldn't I get to do all these things since I'm already accused of them?" he tweeted on Oct. 7. "I literally just got back from FAR northern Quebec chasing caribou and now read about all the crazy stuff I've been doing lately?!! #WTF"

After laughing off the dating rumors, Stefani explained how music has been a balm to her soul through her breakup.

"The biggest gift has been to be able to take some tragedy and write a song about it and share that," Stefani said. "The rewards that I've gotten through that is just unbelievable."

From the pain of divorce came a whole new album written in just eight weeks, and her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert on Saturday at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, marked her first performance since February.

"Not that much time has gone by, but so much has happened, so I had to change it," Gwen Stefani noted. "I had to get all new costumes, new band, dancers. Everything had to evolve the way I have just in this short amount of time."

Pam Wright