When Gwen Stefani appeared on the Monday (Feb. 15) Grammy broadcast and sang a new love song titled "Make Me Like You," her fans began speculating that it must be about her boyfriend and "The Voice" co-star Blake Shelton. Now, the blonde chart-topper is confirming that it is true.
During the broadcast, Stefani performed what could best be described as a "live-action music video," dancing on roller skates while she sang her new single "Make Me Like You." One major clue that tipped off fans? At one point during the song, she stands in front of a "bar" with a sign that read "Blake's."
Of course, this isn't the first time Stefani has written a song about one of her paramours. In fact, she has nearly enough to make a mix tape.
Back in 1996, Gwen wrote one of No Doubt's biggest hits ("Don't Speak") after ending her seven-year relationship with her band's bass player, Tony Kanal. Later, her 2002-2015 marriage to Gavin Rossdale inspired songs about the happy times in their relationship ("Simple Kind of Life") and the bad ones as well ("Used to Love You," "Ex-Girlfriend," "Early Winter").
Appearing on the Tuesday (Feb. 16) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the host asked: “Now, was that for Blake Lively or Blake Griffin? Or perhaps, I don’t know, maybe another?” At first, Stefani joked that it was all just one big coincidence -- but then 'fessed up.
Among the lovestruck lyrics: "You're on me like jewelry. I really like you but I'm scared ... Why'd you have to go and make me like you? This is a feeling I'm not used to."
"What’s so crazy is like, sometimes tragedy, if you really absorb it, you can turn it into something beautiful," Stefani explains, saying that she and Shelton's recent divorces transformed tragedy into a blossoming love, and her new songs reflect that. "This whole album is really about just trying to take something that’s awful and just, I don’t know, healing from it."