the voice, blake shelton, gwen stefaniEagle-eyed viewers of "The Voice" may have noticed that coaches Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appeared particularly close; now, after weeks of stirring up romance rumors, Stefani's rep has officially confirmed that the stars are indeed dating.

In a statement to Us Weekly, Stefani's spokesman said, "Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating." The singer's rep declined to provide any additional comment.

According to Us Weekly, Stefani and Shelton kicked the gossip machine into overdrive in recent days, when they "were spotted getting cozy with each other at multiple Halloween parties in L.A. over the weekend." Their definitive confirmation came on the eve of Wednesday's CMA Awards, which Shelton was attending and had planned to bring Stefani as his date to afterparties.

Shelton split from fellow country star Miranda Lambert back in July after four years of marriage. Stefani and her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, also divorced this summer after 13 years of marriage.

No word yet on whether or not "The Voice" will address the newly-confirmed couple, aside from some teasing from fellow coaches Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams. May we suggest a Battle Round featuring a Gwen-Blake matchup?

[via: Us Weekly]

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