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America’s favorite couple is fighting again.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani found themselves going head-to-head over several singers during Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” much to the enjoyment of fellow coaches John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
“I never expected my own girlfriend to go for my throat as much as she is,” Shelton said. Stefani added, “I probably am going to beat him, so I feel fired up.”
The couple both turned around for Brennen Henson following his playful rendition of Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” Stefani taunted, “You want to fight, Blakey?”
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“You’re so cute. … I think we could have a lot of fun together if you were on Team Gwen,” the No Doubt rocker added to Henson. Shelton interjected, “Whoa, Whoa!”
He said “I’m in a tough spot here. If I get you on my team then she’s gonna be (mad) at me and I’m going to pay for that later on.”
Henson went with Stefani. “It just feels really good because I bet Blake. It’s awesome,” the newest coach gloated. Shelton told Stefani and Clarkson to “kiss my (expletive).”
“I love when Mom and Dad fight. It’s fun,” Clarkson added.
Legend used their beef to his advantage during the next Blind Audition. “I don’t want you to be a rift in between America’s favorite couple. I think the best solution is to pick someone who’s a neutral party. This way their relationship stays intact,” he told Jared Herzog following his performance of Dan + Shay’s “Speechless.” (Shelton and Stefani both turned.)
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It worked. Herzog went with Legend after the “All of Me” singer bribed him with a dinner cooked by his wife, Chrissy Teigen.
“John started using our relationship against us. John was playing a little dirty on that one,” Stefani said.
Bribery also helped Shelton land his first four-chair turn of the season. Ricky Duran wowed all of the judges with his emotional rendition of Leon Bridges’ “River.”
“In my place in Oklahoma, I have a river. I would love to take you to it. If you want to go,” Shelton said, mimicking the song’s lyrics. Duran surprisingly responded, “I think I want to go to that river. I pick Blake.”
“Nobody is more surprised than I am that Ricky chose me as his coach,” Shelton said.
Stefani showed her main man some love. “I’m happy for Blake,” she said.
Clarkson had one question. “Blake got a rock goddess to date him. I’m still wondering how that happened,” she quipped.
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