I love love love when either one of them talk about GAABMH. I feel like what Gwen said tonight with seth fits into your shefani timeline narrative? Thank God B was brave enough to write this song at that early tentative stage of their dating because of how potentially awkward and disastrous it could have turned out 😊
omg I loved hearing her talk about it! It is kind of what I had always imagined but I was surprised hearing her talk about it so candidly. The only real difference is I never imagined them actually discussing a “breakup” and even though she used that term I still don’t really imagine it being that cut and dry.
I was thinking about Blake’s lyrics (if he wrote the chorus) “you can’t tell me that we’ll still be friends, and maybe someday we can try again.” When Gwen said she sent her part back to him that he was in Mexico, I said this and I kind of feel like she confirmed it a little bit: obviously neither of them wanted to break up, Gwen was obsessed and she was “all Blake cared about”. But I think at the end of knockouts it was scary for them because up to that point their “dates” had been scheduled for them just based on when he was gonna be in town for promos and filming (this is what she said on howard stern).
But at the end of knockouts, the next time he was gonna be in LA was 7 weeks away, and so if they were going to keep seeing each other they had to actually put in effort and commit to making it work, something that was really scary because before they could act casual about it (even though they didn’t feel casual about it in my opinion).
So I can imagine Gwen being like wellllll…i guess… let’s stay in touch (we can still be friends) and then we’ll see what happens when you come back to town (we can try again)??? Like not really meaning it but also being so scared that Blake is less invested than her. And Blake going along with it because he thinks it’s what she really wants.
And then he’s like wait, no. So he writes this song* and sends it to her and she decides since he was so open with his lyrics she’ll do the same with him. And I think on a radio interview she said he ended up coming to visit the next weekend after Mexico & Nashville so they could finish it (and let’s be honest it was for other reasons too.)
*One thing I never really believed and am still on the fence about is that he wrote it right when he sent it. I always thought because of timing it made more sense for him to write it either between Montana and battles or between battles and knockouts. Because his schedule went 8/24-8/26 knockouts and lobster day, 8/27 in north dakota watching gwen sebastian perform, 8/28-8/30 Mexico (and gwen sending her response). So if he sent it after he went away but he didn’t have cell service in Mexico that means he had to have written it and immediately sent it on 8/27, which seems a little bit of a stretch for someone so insecure about his writing skills. But I guess if he was that desperate to make a big romantic gesture for Gwen, then he might’ve been too frantic to stop and think about insecurities.
Either way I think it’s adorable. Basically, in my mind, after 7ish weeks of talking and casually dating, they basically had a come to Jesus moment where it was like either get serious or let it go completely. And obviously they were both too far gone to want to let it go.