On the season premiere of NBC’s talent TV show The Voice, new judge Gwen Stefani forgot the name of fellow judge Blake Shelton. Stefani was clearly embarrassed when she admitted to blanking out. Shelton, being a Southern gentleman, was gracious and laughed it off. The awkward moment of lapsed memory was featured in a special outtakes video.
By looking at the incredibly fit and forever fashionable Gwen Stefani, it’s difficult to remember that the pop princess had a baby just six months ago. It won’t be surprising if she has another bout of forgetfulness. Most new moms suffer from forgetfulness and memory loss. Chicago psychologist Ariadna Cymet Lanski reports data suggesting about 80 percent of new moms experience some type of memory loss. Dr. Lanski suggests writing more lists. Perhaps a sponsorship with Post-its is in order for The Voice.