Gwen Stefani for Harper’s Bazaar [August 2016]
Gwen Stefani is the IT girl for Harper’s BAZAAR’s August 2016 issue.
In this issue, which hits newsstands July 19, the singer dishes on her divorce from Gavin Rossdale.
She said, “It was so insane because not only did my family break up, but then my kids are taken away like half the time, so that was really like, ‘What?! What did I do?’ My dreams were shattered. All I wanted my whole life was to have babies, be married, like what my parents have. Then I remember thinking, ‘There’s gotta be a reason for this.’ Of course you go through the ‘Why me?’ and feel sorry for yourself. But then I was like, ‘No, this happened to me already and I made something good out of it,’ and that was Tragic Kingdom.”
It’s no secret she’s been dating her fellow Voice coach, Blake Shelton. During her sit-down, Stefani explains how they helped one another through their respective divorces.
She revealed, “[Backstage on the set of The Voice] Blake was like, ‘Everybody, before we go out there, I want to let everyone know that by the time this airs, I will be divorced.’… it was like being handed this gift of a friend who was going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. And then everything flipped. It went from horrible to, like, hopeful and like, ‘Wow, God, you just don’t know what’s gonna happen next.”