I know this could literally be a picture of any family at The Cheesecake Factory, but it’s not. The giant in jeans and cowboy boots on the left is Blake Shelton. The blonde on the right is Gwen Stefani. The tiny humans gathered around her are her children. This picture makes me angry, because the closest Cheesecake Factory to me is a two hour drive away. It also makes Gavin Rossdale angry, but it has nothing to do with the fact that he isn’t currently eating a plate of Chicken Bellagio.
According to In Touch, Gwen’s ex-husband isn’t happy that she has brought their three kids into her questionably-authentic relationship with Blake Shelton. A source claims that Gavin isn’t exactly here for Gwen and Blake’s relationship to begin with, which is fine, because I don’t think anybody really gets the warm fuzzies when they see their ex gushing over someone new. But he’s especially not here for Gwen’s new boyfriend getting all “Y’all critters can call me Uncle Blakey” with their sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo Rossdale. The source says:
“Gavin doesn’t agree with [Gwen] having a relationship with Blake, and he doesn’t like her bringing the kids around him.”
Well that’s kind of rich coming from the guy who was introduced to his side-piece through his kids. As for why he’s so worried about Blake showing up to soccer practice and tagging along on Cheesecake Factory night, a source tells E! News that it’s probably because he’s not thinking about much else these days.
“All Gavin is concerned about right now is protecting his kids. He is a fantastic father and his kids have been going through a hard time.”
I don’t know if Gavin needs to stress so much about his kids hanging out with Mommy’s new boyfriend. Who knows? Maybe she didn’t introduce him as her boyfriend. Maybe her kids just know him as “Mommy’s special country singing TV friend” who comes over to the house and “promote each other’s new albums” in the office. I’d say that’s the power of the innocence of children, but to be honest, I’m pretty sure that’s all they’re doing.