Fans are coming to accept that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton might never get married.
But these two music stars are still crazy about spending every waking moment together.
And apparently Blake wants that to include work, and wants Gwen back as a fellow coach on The Voice.
RadarOnline reports that Blake Shelton is itching to have his lady love once again be his co-star.
"Blake absolutely wants Gwen back on the show,” a source from the set of The Voice reveals.
From Blake's perspective, the insider says, “It just isn’t the same for him without her."
That's true, even for those who aren't in love with her. Gwen is a huge star.
"Gwen wants to come back, too,” the source reports.
That doesn't mean that she will return to the show ... but she does have a lot of incentive.
Apparently, Gwen would fit in just as well on the show as she did on the day she left.
“She gets along with everyone," the insider says.
That's no surprise. Gwen is a delight.
"And," the source adds, Gwen "is on set frequently anyways just to be there with him."
Lots of people go hang out at their significant other's place of employment.
"it’s like a second home to her," the insider characterizes.
Blake Shelton, thirsty ho that he is, has been on every single season of The Voice. It's how a lot of people know his name.
Gwen, a pop superstar as well as a busy mother, was only on Seasons 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12.
"Gwen finally left after Season 12," the source explains.
The insider makes it clear that Gwen only departed "because she had a lot going on."
"But NBC stands behind her," the source says, emphasizing that there are no secret gripes or hard feelings.
"And," the insider says. "They absolutely adore Gwen."
"Although it would be a dream come true to have Gwen on in the near future," the on-set source begins.
The insider points out that "everyone also knows that they need to have a more diversified panel of judges."
The source correctly notes that a diverse panel is needed "to represent America."
Yeah, it's exciting that John Legend is joining the show for Season 16.
But nobody looks at Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Kelly Clarkson and goes wow, this show needs more white coaches.
(Honestly, The Voice could stand to remember that Native Americans and folks of Asian descent can be coaches, too)
So Gwen might not join -- but will Blake leave to spend more time with her?
Blake seems determined to remain on the show. And honestly, as strange as it may sound, he may be vital to The Voice's success.
We all may have dissolved into laughter when he was named Sexiest Man Alive last year, but plenty of people like him.
And after 15 seasons, Blake Shelton is part of the show's basic premise. He and Adam Levine have been constants.
It's hard to imagine Blake leaving any time soon, even if Gwen probably won't be back on the roster in the near future.