You would hope that such momentous news as a third pregnancy would usually be shared face to face.
But with her rock star husband touring away from home with his band Bush, Gwen Stefani had to let him know in an email.
Husband Gavin Rossdale revealed the unusual pregnancy announcement while chatting to US talk show host Howard Stern this week. And he said that the email arrived with the subject line: ‘LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW!’
“I was like, ‘What is this?’ My blood pressure went through the roof,” says Gavin. “And I opened the email, and it was the pregnancy stick.”
As we revealed yesterday in 7 of the best celebrity pregnancy announcements, celeb parents-to-be often like to announce things with a bit of glamour and pizazz, and there’s nothing like a surprise email to share some important news.
Dad Gavin told the talk show host he’d worked out that the conception date for their third baby Apollo Bowie Flynn was Father’s Day. “I wasn’t home that often, but I did go home for Father’s Day,” he said. “And that gives Father’s Day a new meaning.”
Last week, No Doubt singer Gwen had her own talk show moment when she told Seth Meyers on US show Late Night that her eldest son Kingston, 7, had prayed for another baby.
When she told him that their family was complete with two children, he turned to the heavens, saying, “Dear God, please let my mom have a baby. Please, God! Please let my mom have a baby!”
Apparently, he repeated the prayer every night, and four weeks later, Gwen was pregnant.