Gwen Stefani Talks Gavin Rossdale Divorce: ‘It’s Crazy’
Gwen Stefani isn’t afraid to talk about her feelings.
Given that her new single, “Used to Love You,” details her painful split with longtime husband Gavin Rossdale, it’s no surprise that the mother-of-three is not holding back when it comes to speaking about her divorce. While appearing on 97.1 AMP Radio’s morning show to chat with Carson Daly, Stefani, 46, opens up about the single life and how the separation with the 50-year-old Bush rocker has affected her music.
“My life is so extreme right now,” Stefani says. “My life basically blew up in my face. And now I’m in this new life, and it’s pretty awesome I have to say — I’m so inspired and being back on [The Voice], and just being in a new place. Everything just feels new. I just feel inspired. I don’t know how else to describe it.”
She jokes, “I feel like I’m going to throw up right now.”
Stefani, who announced her split with Rossdale in August after 13 years of marriage, explains that she doesn’t try to hide the fact that her divorce has influenced her single because everyone knows about their separation.
“I’m just trying to explain it to everyone that this is crazy what’s happening to me. Everybody that hears a song, and I don’t have anything to hide. Everybody knows what my life was like before I was married,” she tells Daly. “Could you imagine what my life is like now? It’s crazy!”
“On the way into the studio the first time, I didn’t want to go. I wanted to be in my bed, like, crying,” she confesses. “And I did, I cried all the way down to Santa Monica, driving to Santa Monica, and I was like, ‘What am I doing? Why am I doing this?'”
For Stefani, she says being able to channel her pain into her work was a very cathartic experience. Though she admits she’s “just trying to have fun” with fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton, who is rumored to be her new boyfriend, Stefani insists she’s more focused on her music than love life at the moment.
“My value on myself is by songwriting,” she says. “I was like, ‘Listen, all I wanna do is I just want to say the truth. I just want the truth to come out. I just want to be honest and real that represents where I’m at right now.'”