How will Blake Shelton take this? Gwen Stefani, who is caught in a custody battle with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, still views him as the love of her life.
In a new report, which surfaced via Radar Online, revealed that Gavin and Gwen had a lengthy mediation session over their sons — Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4.
While the drama is driving Gwen crazy, she still had some kind words for the father of her children.
The insider told the media outlet: “She can’t stand Gavin because she thinks he’s a cheater and a bad dad. But she STILL insists on calling him the love of her life.”
The person went on to say that the singer is not happy with Gavin’s behavior and added: “Gwen sees no end to his selfish behavior! She told the mediator he isn’t pulling his weight! If they don’t have a kid soon, she’s said they won’t ever get married! She would take Gavin back in a minute — if he weren’t such a screw-up.”
Blake is not thrilled about the matter, and he is helping out from a distance.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Blake doesn’t get involved in parenting disputes between Gwen and Gavin. He believes that’s their terrain and best left for them to navigate. He tries to remain neutral as much as possible because he doesn’t want to add any further fuel to the fire.”
The insider stated: “Blake loves how she raises the kids with good values—all of the boys are really polite and well mannered, in addition to incredibly thoughtful and kind. They’re a real credit to Gwen, and Blake thinks Gavin should be bending over backward to thank her, not causing her any more headaches and drama.”
The pal went on to share: “Blake has been a whole rock for Gwen as she deals with stressful mediation with Gavin over different parenting issues and styles. Blake can’t do much more than listen and be loving and supportive as Gwen battles with Gavin over custody issues and how she wants to raise the boys.”
The family friend concluded by: “Blake wishes he could do more, but he is pretty powerless and can only support Gwen. But that is what she needs right now, Gwen is happy she has Blake by her side, giving her the confidence to fight for what she feels is best for her kids. She is grateful to have Blake with her during this challenging time.”
Blake might have to adjust to Gwen’s desires.