Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Split After 13 Years of Marriage
Love is officially dead.
The No Doubt frontwoman has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and asking joint custody of the couple’s three sons: Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 1.
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” the couple’s joint statement reads. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
Rossdale has also filed his own papers requesting joint custody of their kids.
Last year, rumors of a separation started surfacing when a tabloid proclaimed that the longtime couple had “split.” Rossdale quickly shot down the report, telling Howard Stern on his radio show that gossip rags are so “mean-spirited” and how it’s “super painful” to read those stories.
“It’s humiliating,” he said. “Especially when you just put so much in … They just want you to fail.”
Stefani, 45, met Rossdale, 49, in 1995 when her band went on tour to open for Bush. Seven years later, the two exchanged vows in two separate ceremonies held in London, England and Los Angeles, Calif.