Disneyland is a place that draws a lot of attention to itself, but not everything about Disneyland needs to become news. Stefani’s hometown is Anaheim, and she decided to spend time there on Nov. 28 with her three sons. She also facetimed her boyfriend, country music singer Blake Shelton, so he could be part of the special outing. There was nothing sensational about her trip.
Sometimes, celebrity news really is newsworthy. For instance, Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from Bruce into Caitlyn was news. But all the rumors and pointless speculating that swarmed gossip columns about her transition were not. It was a flood of he said she said and plenty of click bait to ensure readership. Finally, we all saw Vanity Fair’s “Call Me Cait” issue, and the piece about Jenner was straight from the source reporting about a male to female transition. But celebrity news is often shallow, and at some point it’s just not news. Stefani doing something remarkable on her time is news; her completely normal trip to Disneyland is not.
What is miraculous is that Stefani is 46 years old and Shelton is 39 years old, but she looks closer to his age and he looks closer to hers. What’s also miraculous is that she appears to have the same figure she had in 1995, even though she has given birth to three kids since then. Stefani looks gorgeous in her photos from the Disneyland trip. This story isn’t news, but how she looked during the excursion with her children was an amazing feat. She looks more like the cool babysitter than the mother. Perhaps how she manages it could be the newsworthy story next time.