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Was Blake Shelton's eye on the prize, so to speak, or was it just split second in time taken out of context?

The country singer has been taking a lot of good-natured flack for a photo that was taken last week that seems to show him looking happily at Gwen Stefani's backside as she walked away from his truck.

(Anyone remember the song lyric, "I really hate to see you leave, but I love it when you walk away!")

On Feb. 12, Gwen, who's been dating Blake since November, set the record straight.

"Try to picture being a mom and going to a football game on the weekend with your kids and being surrounded by 30 cameras, like 30, like, at least!" she told Ryan Seacrest, in speaking the three children — Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 1 — she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

"I was literally going across the field, like trying to stroll, like get into the car and just being completely swarmed and doing it as fast as I could and I literally opened the back of the truck and all the groceries fell out, the eggs cracked," she said, "and I'm trying to rush 'cause everybody's watching me and yelling. Not just that, but all the other parents are getting mad."

She continued, "So I'm like, trying to open my door and I open the door and like, not one but two basketballs and a football fell out. So he was looking at the balls."

There's a joke there, but we're not going there. Blake, for the record, has not commented on what he was actually looking at.

Gwen spoke about the viral photo with another radio show, as well.

"So I was going to pick those up and then he was looking at the balls...and we were laughing because were like, Oh my God," she told Valentine in the Morning. "It was like a super embarrassing moment."

Her comments come the same day as the release of her single "Make Me Like You," a song that appears to be about Blake.

The Blake-centric lyrics are: "I was fine before I met you / I was broken but fine / I was lost and uncertain / But my heart was still mine / I was free before I met you / I was broken but free / All alone in the clear view / But now you are all I see / Hey, wait a minute / No, you can't do this to me / Hey, wait a minute / No, that's not fair / Hey, wait a minute / You're running back to me / I really like you, but I'm so scared / Why'd you have to go and make me like you? / Yeah, this is a feeling I'm not used to / Why'd you have to go and make me like you? / I'm so mad at you, 'cause now you got me missing you."

Gwen will film a music video for the song at the 2016 Grammys during a commercial break, a first for the show.