On Monday, Nov. 9, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appeared in the first live episode of NBC’s The Voice since it was confirmed that the two singers and Voice coaches are dating.
While no one addressed the news specifically, it was definitely on the minds of everyone as Team Adam Levine and Team Gwen Stefani competed. Although they didn’t talk about their new status as a couple, there was definitely some flirting going on, especially after Gwen’s contestant Victor Kiraly gave an impressive performance of “All Around the World.”
“It’s fun to see Gwen just whip the crap out of Adam tonight. Man it makes me so happy. I mean, just seeing Gwen beat the crap…” Shelton stated over and over again to rub it into Adam’s face, who then fake laughed and clapped loudly to interrupt Shelton’s speech. Since Adam and Blake have always had a bromance, which often turns into constant jabs and making fun of each other, Levine made sure to cut off the flirting every time it started, including mocking Stefani’s loud flirty laugh as Shelton praised her.
Since the Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds were taped beforehand, this marked the first live show for the couple and Levine made it clear he is not going to sit through a season of constant flirting.