Blake Shelton, allegedly, wants to adopt Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s three children, but the latter refused.
According to National Enquirer, Rossdale refused to fade into the background when it comes to his children even though he knows that Blake Shelton and Stefani have already tied the knot.
“Blake loves those kids like they were his own already. He doesn’t want to be just a friend to them. He wants to properly become their dad. Adopting them would be the perfect solution. He’s already made a good impression on all three boys, and he’s envisioning teaching them more about music, ranching, horses, and nature,” the source said.
Gwen Stefani struggling to convince her ex-husband to allow Blake Shelton to adopt their sons
Shelton also has his wife’s support because Stefani wants nothing more than for her husband to adopt Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
However, the No Doubt singer is, allegedly, having a hard time convincing Rossdale to give way.
“Gwen and Gavin have a testy relationship at best and co-parenting has been a lot of work because they clash on so many issues. Blake, on the other hand, can do no wrong. But Gavin’s not willing to give Blake an inch on this subject. He’s sounding a firm no and doesn’t appreciate the way Blake’s trying to steal his kids’ away,” the source said.
Gavin Rossdale seething at Blake Shelton
The insider added that Rossdale doesn’t also appreciate how Shelton has minimized his role in his children’s life. And the country musician has also become a father figure to the three kids that’s why they listen to him more than they do Rossdale.
“He sees how Blake’s trying to buy their affection with new gadgets and toys and he doesn’t like it,” the source said.
Unfortunately, the only way for Blake Shelton to legally adopt Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo is if Rossdale would give him his consent. And Rossdale also needs to surrender his rights as their dad.
However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. As of late, Shelton and Stefani have not spoken up about the former possibly adopting the latter’s sons.
There is also no proof that Stefani and Blake Shelton are trying to remove Rossdale from his children’s life.
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