Gwen and Gavin’s vital stats:
- Gwen Stefani, born 3 October 1969
- Gavin Rossdale, born 30 October 1965
Gwen and Gavin’s children:
- Kingston James McGregor, born 26 May 2006
- Zuma Nesta Rock, born 21 August 2008
- Apollo Bowie Flynn, born 28 February 2014
- Daisy Lowe, born 27 January 1989. Daisy is Gavin’s child with Pearl Lowe.
1995 – 2002
No Doubt singer and frontwoman Gwen Stefani first met her future husband Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the band Bush, in 1995.
After six years of long distance dating, Gavin proposed to Gwen on New Years Day in 2002, and later that same year, Gwen and Gavin got married – twice!
The first ceremony was in St. Paul’s in London and the second in Gwen’s hometown in America.
2004 – 2005
In 2004, Gwen and Gavin’s marriage was rocked when it was revealed that Gavin was the biological dad to his friend Pearl Lowe’s teenage daughter Daisy. Pearl and Gavin’s relationship happened before Gavin met Gwen but she was said to be “devastated and infuriated” at the discovery. Gavin was previously Daisy’s godfather before he took a paternity test.
In December 2005, after previously denying pregnancy rumours, Gwen confirmed the news on stage in Florida when she asked the audience to, “sing so loud that the baby hears it.”
Gwen had to continue the tour after she found out she was pregnant, but sought comfort from her fans in the crowd.
“I looked out and see girls from the age of eight to 15 in the front row, who obviously didn’t know that I was pregnant even though I was feeling like a big fat huge whale – they were looking at me like I was Cinderella. And it was so amazing. So rewarding.”
After Gwen announced her pregnancy news and her bump started to show, she admitted, “It’s the best gift ever, but I do look at my stage clothes and wonder if I’ll ever get into them again.”
Gwen also revealed that she wasn’t a big fan of being pregnant, “You feel pretty gross when you’re first pregnant. You don’t feel cute, you feel disgusting. You’re getting fat. I hope that my children will save my from my vanity,” Gwen admitted.
However, despite Gwen not feeling her sexy-self during her pregnancy, she embraced pregnancy cravings! The singer apparently had a taste for spicy foods and would carry around a bottle of Tabasco sauce so she could spice up any food she ate. At the time, a friend of Gwen said, “There’s only three categories of food Gwen likes right now: hot, hotter and hottest!”
2006 – 2014
On May 26, 2006, Gwen gave birth to her and Gavin’s first baby, a boy named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. Kingston weighed 8lbs 8oz and was born by caesarean.
After Kingston was born, dad Gavin spoke out about how his and Gwen’s life had changed. “I need more sleep. Of course, no matter what time you get to shut your eyes, the precision of a baby ready to meet another day is unwavering. Need coffee. Strong, thick, eye-opening and above all, helpful,” he said at the time.
Gwen also revealed what her life as a mum was like, post-birth. “Your metabolism is like, whoosh! You’re sleep deprived but you have this crazy amount of energy because of all the hormones. “I’m scared what will happen when it all stops. What it’ll feel like going back to regular me. I just want to make babies and make records,” Gwen said at the time. “I can’t wait to get pregnant again. It’s so fun, consuming and romantic.”
Sticking to her word, Gwen and Gavin announced that they were expecting a 2nd baby. In fact, it was Gwen’s father-in-law Douglas Rossdale who let it slip that Gwen was pregnant!
Gwen kept a low-profile during her 2nd pregnancy, and, luckily for her, she planned it so she wasn’t on tour, so had the chance to relax. Gwen gave birth to her and Gavin’s 2nd son, Zuma Nesta Rock, on August 21, 2008. Zuma was born in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the same as his big brother.
“Kingston, Gwen and Gavin Rossdale welcomed the newest member of the family and couldn’t be happier,” the couple’s representative said at the time.
Talking about the birth, Gwen revealed that it took big bro Kingston a while to get used to the idea of having an extra little person hanging around. “It’s like, here is this guy, and he’s not leaving. Kingston is getting used to that. Obviously there are moments when he’s bugged that someone is in his spot with his mum,” Gwen said in 2008.
The Rossdale brothers are growing up to be quite the mini fashion icons. Like mum Gwen, eldest boy Kingston is apparently “fashion mad” and even walked the catwalk with his mum during one of her fashion shows (gwen designs a womenswear label called L.A.M.B). Kingston looks like he has inherited his dad’s heartthrob qualities too after he was spotted swapping numbers with a girl in the playground!
Little brother Zuma is also shaping up to be a cool dude – if a little inquisitive – after he broke his arm whilst trying to find another adventure! The boys are also not against rocking matching looks either!
On 28 February 2014, Gwen and Gavin welcomed their 3rd son, named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. Pictured below with mum Gwen in 2017. Pictured above is Gavin with all 3 of his sons.
2015 – 2017
In August 2015, it was reported that Gavin had an affair with their children’s long-time nanny, a woman named Mindy Mann, for over 3 years. US Weekly reported that Gwen discovered the affair in February of the same year. Gwen filed for divorce.
In February 2016, Gwen and her new boyfriend, US country superstar Blake Shelton, went public with their romantic relationship at the Oscars after party. The pair met in 2014, as judges on the US version of The Voice. Blake had recently divorced fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert.
In April 2016, Gwen and Gavin’s 13-year marriage officially and legally came to an end when Gwen was granted a divorce. The former couple now share joint custody of their 3 sons.
In September 2016, Gavin was spotted on a date with Swedish model and Tiger Woods’ ex Elin Nordegren.
As of January 2017, Gwen and Blake are still very much together.